Experienced Team

 

Michael Selvaggio is the President of Direct Action Partners Inc., an Oregon-based signature gathering, field, and direct marketing firm.  Michael brings more than a decade of experience working with state government and in crafting and passing a wide array of progressive initiatives.  As the policy director to the State Treasury, Michael was intimately involved in the ballot title and financial impact assessment process on a number of proposed initiatives.  With a deep history in both policy development and campaign work, Michael has built a reputation as a trusted resource on state policy and compliance issues.

 

Stacey Dycus is the Vice President of Direct Action Partners Inc., and the founder of Prospect, a full-service communications, government relations, and multimedia firm based in Portland, Oregon.  Stacey has extensive experience running political campaigns, coalition building, coordinating advocacy campaigns, and communications plans including media relations, social media, and public relations.

 

Ted Blaszak brings over 25 years of experience running field campaigns including more than 75 successful signature gathering campaigns in 8 different states across the country, including Missouri. Blaszak, a former union organizer and political campaign manager, and ran his own signature gathering firm from 1999 to 2014  to support working families, protect the environment, and promote education.

 

Maribeth Healey has served in a variety of nonprofit, government and campaign roles for over two decades. From labor and environmental issues to health care and  civil rights, Maribeth has been fighting for justice since she was a young child. Growing up in Massachusetts the political bug bit her early; she  worked on her first campaign at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped since. Healey has been instrumental in building winning coalitions heralded with passing statewide and local measures as well as achieving legislative victories in Florida and Oregon.  Maribeth joined Direct Action Partners as our Director of Client Development in February.

 

Elizabeth Norris is the California Project Manager for DAPs’ newest office in Sonoma.  She prides herself on keeping the offices running smoothly and remembering the names of hundreds of employees.  Norris has a knack for organization and handled badging,  human resources and payroll for all Oregon state offices. Her focus in activism has been with  incarcerated women, Queer rights and Women’s rights. A Bay Area native, Elizabeth also has roots in Sacramento and Los Angeles.