Hailing from an advocacy background, Doris Parfaite-Claude joined ANCOR as Federal Advocacy and Research Manager in 2016. Parfaite-Claude has advanced policies and issues through polling, campaigns, and legislative advocacy since 2011. She connects ANCOR’s diverse membership with federal officials by keeping them informed of grassroots and political action committee opportunities. Additionally, Parfaite-Claude is responsible for developing workforce-related content that ANCOR members can use as educational and/or advocacy resources.
Prior to joining ANCOR, Parfaite-Claude was a Legislative Assistant for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, an organization representing Latino officials nationwide on immigration, voting rights and Census issues. A native of California, she has worked on almost all facets of policy-making since obtaining her Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2011. At NALEO Educational Fund, she performed research and prepared materials to advance the organization’s legislative agenda, and organized fly-in days so members could speak about their concerns to their Members of Congress. As a polling analyst at Lincoln Park strategies, she examined data to inform clients on messaging opportunities in their issue and political campaigns. In 2010 she developed a firsthand understanding of the power of the federal budgetary process through her internship with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Taskforce, chaired by former OMB Director Alice Rivlin and the former Senator Pete Domenici.