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

Staff

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

kevin.bolling@secularstudents.org

Ryan Bell

Ryan Bell
National Organizing Manager

ryan.bell@secularstudents.org

Julienne DeGuzman

Julienne De Guzman
Campus Organizer

julienne.deguzman@secularstudents.org

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Nicholas Carrillo
Campus Organizer

nicholas.carrillo@secularstudents.org

Board of Directors

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Evan Clark, Chair

Board Member since 2011

Phoenix, Arizona

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Alice Davenport, JD, MPA, Vice Chair

Board Member since 2017

New York, New York

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Harry Shaughnessy, Treasurer

Board Member since 2013

Research Triangle, North Carolina

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Claire Vinyard, JD,  Secretary

Board Member since 2017

New York, New York

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Nicholas Benedict

Board Member since 2018

Los Angeles, California

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David Garcia

Board Member since 2018

Santa Monica, California

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Kayla Bowen

Board Member since 2017

Morehead, Kentucky

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Sarah Henry

Board Member since 2015

Boca Raton, Florida

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Georgina Capetillo

Board Member since 2016

New York, New York

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Chris Johnson

Board Member since 2018

New York, New York

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Lincoln Dow

Board Member since 2017

Houston, Texas

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Kayley Whalen

Board Member since 2017

Washington, DC

 Get Involved!

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

Email us at ssa@secularstudents.org 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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Matt Enloe

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Kaylie Johnson

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Michael Nelson

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Nicole Niebler

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Sean Omar Rivera

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Amanda Scott

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Terri Smith

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Martha Taylor

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Ben G. Williams