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 deep divides – in his own life and in his work as CEO of the One America Movement.

Chandra DeNap Whetstine

Vice President of Programs and Operations

Under Chandra’s leadership we expanded our 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

Senior Director of Partnerships

Daryl feels that those engaged in this work to be a part of the healing of our nation functionally have a calling and leaving this world in a better state than when we arrived is crucial. 

Rosalind Porter

Operations Director

Roz is a servant leader who believes that she is at her best when she is able to demonstrate how leadership skills can be a catalyst for positive change in our spheres of influence. 

Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin

Senior Manager for Jewish Programs

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. 

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 Manager

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.

Pastor Tom Breeden

Outreach Manager

Tom is passionate about the work of reconciliation – which starts with building relationships across divides.

Brandon Cleaver

Matthew 5:9 Outreach Manager

Brandon has sought to engage cultural questions and concerns within the context of Christian hope.

Kevin McIntosh

Michigan Regional Outreach Manager

Kevin is a community builder and loves making new connections. He enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Rays, struggling with crosswords, and going for runs.

Gina Watkins

Events Coordinator

Gina believes everyone has intrinsic value and deserves to feel seen, heard, and known. She loves meeting people from different cultures and countries who have different backgrounds and beliefs. 

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.

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