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

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Ryan Bell
National Organizing Manager

ryan.bell@secularstudents.org

Louise Jett

Louise Jett
Social Media

louise.jett@secularstudents.org

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Janelle Cronk
Campus Organizer

janelle.cronk@secularstudents.org

Board of Directors

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Evan Clark, Chair

Board Member since 2011

Los Angeles, California

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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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Jennie Frishtick

Board Member since 2019

New York, New York

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Kayla Bowen

Board Member since 2017

Morehead, Kentucky

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EJ Sorrell

Board Member since 2019

Austin, Texas

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Lincoln Dow

Board Member since 2017

New York, NY

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 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.

Karma Alvey

Karma Alvey

Southeast Missouri State, '19

Alana Carter

Alana Carter

Nazareth College, '19

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Lisa Daugherty

Ivy Tech Community College

Noah Davis

Noah Davis

Jacksonville State University

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Kennisha Entsminger

 University of Iowa

Rachel Falk

Rachel Falk

Sonoma State University

Alex Jackson

Alex Jackson

Carnegie Mellon University

Gwen Salm

Gwen Salm

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Michael Surgeon

Michael Surgeon

Southern Oregon University

Heather Swanson

Heather Swanson

Clarion University