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

Ryan Bell

Ryan Bell
National Organizing Manager

Marisa Rubio
Louise Jett

Marisa Rubio
Development Associate

Louise Jett
Social Media

Julienne DeGuzman

Nicholas Carrillo
Campus Organizer

Julienne De Guzman
Campus Organizer

Board of Directors


Evan Clark, Chair

Board Member since 2011

Phoenix, Arizona


Sarah Henry, Vice Chair

Board Member since 2015

Boca Raton, Florida


Harry Shaughnessy, Treasurer

Board Member since 2013

Research Triangle, North Carolina


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


Kayla Bowen

Board Member since 2017

Morehead, Kentucky


Chris Johnson

Board Member since 2018

New York City, New York


Lincoln Dow

Board Member since 2017

Houston, Texas

Kayley Whelan

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 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.

Marianne Almero (2)

Marianne Zhetot Kwe Almero

Cal Berkeley

Karma Alvey

Karma Alvey

Southeast Missouri State

Noah Davis

Noah Davis

Jacksonville State

Haley Jones

Haley Jones

University of Central Florida '18

Leigh Ann Lloveras

Leigh Anne Lloveras

University of Georgia

Raghen Lucy

Raghen Lucy

Minnesota State University Mankato

Kaeleigh Pontif

Kaeleigh Pontif

Sacramento State University

Gerardo Rivera

Gerardo Miguel Rivera

University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez

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EJ Sorrell

University of Texas Austin

Martha Taylor

Martha Taylor

Southeast Missouri State University '18


Ben G. Williams

Jacksonville State University '17