Meet the staff of the national office

Meet the staff of the national office

Over the past year, many of our state parties have either grown significantly or risen from the doldrums. The national staff of the Green Party has also expanded. In January 2016, the staff was composed of one full time, one half time and one quarter time employees. Since then we’ve grown to 4 full time employees and one-half time employee (web manager). Here they are.

Scott McLarty, Media Director

McClarty is the longest serving staff member of the Green Party, having been appointed Media Director in 2000. He also serves as media coordinator for the DC Statehood Green Party. Articles by Scott have been published in The Hill, Roll Call, Common Dreams, Z Magazine, CounterPunch, and In These Times, among others.

McClarty joined the Green Party in 1996 and in 1998 ran for the Ward 1 seat on the Washington, DC City Council. Originally from Long Island, New York, he now lives in Washington, DC.

Cynthia Joseph, Office Manager

Joseph has been the office administrator for the Green Party’s National Headquarters since January 2016. She is financial and merchandise coordinator, information agent and customer service representative. She collaborates with staff and liaises with volunteers; assisting several committees in maintaining and recruiting membership to the Green Party United States.

Joseph has experience in print, broadcast and electronic media as a continuity coordinator, announcer, writer and blogger. She served as a communication specialist /conference coordinator for an American University think tank and was instrumental in developing a certificate program designed to help federal managers become senior executives.

She’s lives in the DC area, is avid tennis player and great sports enthusiast.

Starlene Rankin, Fundraising Director

Rankin is a longtime member and leader of the Green Party, and joined the staff in 2015. She is a past co-chair of the Green Party.

Rankin is a founder of the GPUS Lavender Green Caucus and a former co-chair of the Media Committee. Her background includes co-chairing the Iowa Draft Nader for President Committee in 1996 and helping to co-found the Iowa Green Party.

Rankin lives in NW Portland, Oregon with her cool cat, Bobby. She has three amazing sons and adores singing and performing as a member of the Portland Lesbian Choir.

Adrián Boutureira, National Political Organizer

Boutureira came to the U.S. in 1973 following the consolidation of the brutal right-wing military regime in his native country of Uruguay. He has since spent most of his adult life in the U.S. engaged in the struggle for social justice. To this end, he has co-founded and served in several key national, and community based organizations as program director, political organizer, outreach coordinator, popular educator, policy analyst and community outreach coordinator.

The focus of his work has included: racial, economic and environmental justice, Latin American liberation struggles, Palestinian Liberation, and immigrant, indigenous, labor and human rights. In December 2014, Adrián joined the Jill Stein 2016 campaign, where he served as field director and special advisor on Palestinian and Latin American Affairs.

Boutureira is also a musician, a gardener, a repairman, a writer and a chef.

David Doonan, Web Manager

Doonan has served as web manager for the Green Party since 2007. His career has been spent in the graphic arts, working as a college photographer; offset plate maker, stripper and compositor, desktop publishing technician; photographer, journalist and web developer.

A 1977 graduate of The Cooper Union in New York City, Doonan began his career in politics circulating petitions for an anti-war congressional candidate in Springfield MA in 1968. In 2008, he was elected village mayor of Greenwich, New York. He stepped down in April 2016 after serving two terms.

Shortly before 9/11, Doonan left full time employment to become a self-employed web developer. Shortly after 9/11 Doonan changed his party registration to Green as a silent protest against vengeance and not justice. Doonan lives with Judy, his wife of 32 years, two cats who fully live up to their names (Trouble and Turbo) and has his heart constantly broken by Tottenham Hotspur and the Buffalo Bills.

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