About Us




Our Mission & Vision

The One America Movement’s mission is to build a united American society by eliminating toxic polarization.

Our vision is a resilient, strong, and united country working together to solve our common challenges.

National One America Movement Staff

Andrew Hanauer

President & CEO

Andrew has seen the power and transformation in bridging even deep divides – in his own life and in this work as CEO of the One America Movement.

Chandra DeNap Whetstine

Vice President of Programs and Operations

Under Chandra’s leadership expanded programming to over 1200 faith communities, and strengthened program interventions with best practices from social science, psychology, and neuroscience.

Heather Aliano

Senior Director of Communications

Heather is easy to find at our events—She’ll be the one with the camera in her hand, the loudest laugh, and the best stories.

Daryl Paul Lobban

Director Of Strategic Partnerships

Daryl is the definition of a “people person.” Here at the One America Movement, he works to engage national religious institutions and faith leaders from a wide range of religious and cultural traditions and political perspectives. 

Rabbi Sam Englender

Michigan Regional Outreach Manager

Rabbi Sam believes that relationships are the stuff of life. Therefore, he spends his time connecting like-minded individuals (including those that don’t yet realize they are like-minded!)

April Brooks

Content Manager

April is a peacemaker at heart, and that mindset is what drew her to the One America Movement, where she helps communities better embrace the commonalities we all share.

Jessie Herrmann

Operations Coordinator

Jessie is proud to consider herself a “Jack (or Jane!) of all trades” whose passion is to support the mission in whatever capacity is needed.

Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin

Rabbinic Fellow

Rabbi Rachel holds fast to the Hebrew words from Psalm 89,  “Olam chesed yibaneh, a world of loving-kindness will be built.” She believes a world of loving-kindness will only be built if we make it so. 

Lydia Fujimura

California Leadership Development Fellow

Lydia was inspired by One America’s vision, which illustrates the hope and potential for change that equipped Lydia to continue peace-building not just overseas, but locally as well.

Tom Breeden

Central Virginia and Matthew 5:9 Outreach Manager

Tom is the Central Virginia and Matthew 5:9 Outreach Manager at the One America Movement. He is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and previously served as the Associate Pastor at Grace Community Church in Charlottesville, VA. There he led the church’s efforts in adult discipleship and community engagement.

Tom is passionate about the work of reconciliation – which starts with building relationships across divides. But, when he’s not pursuing such lofty goals, he likes watching superhero movies, training martial arts, and hanging out with his dog.

Tom holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Virginia, an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary – Washington, D.C., and is currently pursuing a Th.M. in Historical and Theological Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary.

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