The Secular Student Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the only national organization dedicated to atheist, humanist, and other non-theist students.

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The Secular Student Alliance empowers secular students to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote secular values, and set a course for lifelong activism.

Our People


Kevin Bolling is the executive director of the Secular Student Alliance. He has served in that position since 2017. Kevin brings with him 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience. His career has included over 10 years of student association management and on-campus program development from Los Angeles to Boston. For 10 years, Kevin served as the Executive Director of the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation, a charitable trust serving the healthcare needs of the industries’ largely immigrant workforce. Most recently, Kevin served as the Director of Philanthropy at the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, a major LGBTQ arts advocacy organization, whose youth outreach work has moved thousands of hearts and minds across the US towards embracing LGBTQ equality.

Kevin Bolling
Executive Director

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Matthew Korn
National Organizing Manager

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Stephanie Torres
Campus Organizer - West

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Chase Daseler
Campus Organizer - East

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Board of Directors


Harry Shaughnessy, Chair

Board Member since 2013

Research Triangle, North Carolina

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Jennie Frishtick, Vice Chair/Secretary

Board Member since 2019

New York, New York

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Shanti Priya, Treasurer

Board Member since 2021

Los Angeles, California

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Ryan Bodanyi

Board Member since 2022

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Kristina Lee

Board Member since 2022

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Chinelle Ekanem

Board Member since 2022

Bethesda, Maryland

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Mary Zhang

Board Member since 2021

Montreal, Canada

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Josephine Jacob

Board Member since 2021

San Antonio, Texas

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Paul Reed

Board Member since 2020

Princeton, New Jersey

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Charles Legg

Board Member since 2021

East Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Alexander Horwitz

Board Member since 2021

New York, New York

Dave Pasin

Dave Pasin

Board Member since 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia

Advocacy Committee


Sasha Sagan

Member since 2022

Boston, Massachusetts


Rev. Barry Lynn

Member since 2022

Washington, DC


Anjan Chakravartty

Member since 2022

Miami, Florida


Elizabeth Reiner Platt

Member since 2022

New York, New York

 Get Involved!

Interested in becoming a Board Member or part of the National Leadership Council?

Email us at for information regarding upcoming board vacancies.

National Leadership Council

The National Leadership Council is a select group of students and recent alumni who provide insight, guidance, and support to the national Secular Student Alliance.

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Paschal Obochi


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Rachel Himelhoch


University of Michigan


Andrew Ladenheim


University of New Hampshire School of Law

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Nathan Unruh


University of Central Oklahoma

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Jessica Finger


Cornell University