President and CEO

Ali Solis

Ali has led successful national campaigns during her two decade tenure in housing and thinks it’s about time that renters' needs move to the top of the national agenda. She’s a deal-maker, coalition-builder and advocate for people and places that need help the most. Her two teenage daughters think Taylor Swift should do a Make Room Concert for the 1st.

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Director of Digital

Dick Larimer

The world of housing advocacy is new to Dick, but he has been developing digital content his entire career, including original videos, branded content, interactives and other online content for Microsoft and Merrill Lynch. Theater and movies are his first love and remain his favorite pastime. At home, he is surrounded by creative, funny ladies – his wife and two daughters – who are the Edith and Glorias to his Archie.

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Chief Administrator

Carrie Brown

Carrie has run marketing shops and staffed CEOs and now she keeps the trains running for Make Room. Her relatives used to throw rent parties in Baltimore and she’s glad to be advocating for all the folks who can’t make their rent today. She’s also a fiber media artist and mom to a recent college graduate.

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Director, Events and Programs

Michele White

Michele has produced events, managed talent and built partnerships between corporations and causes with Amtrak, Time Warner, Warner Bros. Pictures, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and many others. Before Make Room Michele led entertainment, sports and event marketing for Amtrak, including overseeing Amtrak’s signature event, National Train Day, for six years. She is skilled at creating events that promote both grasstops and consumer advocacy and in building activations that generate tens of millions of dollars in earned media. Michele loves to travel and going to the movies in her spare time.

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Events and Communications Associate

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah is a recent college graduate from the George Washington University. Despite being relatively new to the “real world,” Sarah has extensive experience in events, philanthropy, and marketing through her various leadership roles in her sorority. Those, combined with her internships in social media and degree in Journalism, make Sarah just what our Advocacy team needs. On the weekends she likes to explore the DC restaurant scene, as she is always on the hunt for the best brunch in the city.

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Digital Media Associate

Liam Hanvey

Liam is a jack of all trades and offers many different skills that he has learned throughout his personal and professional experiences. He has worked in many different fields including, sports production, journalism, video, photography, social media and events management. When he isn't at the Make Room office, Liam can be found reading, taking pictures or running outside.

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