Meet the team
Andre leads A/B’s strategic practice. In this capacity, Andre serves as a creative partner and advisor to chief executives and leadership teams at the nation’s leading foundations, impact funds and social impact organizations, helping to build their audience and influence. Andre brings 20 years of experience as a campaigner, communications strategist, digital strategist and creative director, with a focus on bringing critical social issues to the attention of policymakers and the public in the U.S. and around the world.
Christina is a veteran strategist with deep experience building and leading campaigns that drive social impact. As an advisor to major nonprofits and global brands, she has designed and led strategic initiatives to address complex challenges from climate change and women's leadership to global health and economic justice. Prior to joining A/B, Christina was Vice President of Social Impact at BerlinRosen, where she helped to create and lead a new strategic communications practice within the national public relations firm.
Akira is a seasoned communications and marketing professional with deep experience working in the non-profit, government and private sectors in Canada and the U.S. Over his career, he has consulted a multitude of organizations and companies build and position their brands, launch new initiatives and develop strategic communication plans and frameworks. Prior to joining A/B, Akira has spent the past decade working with some of Canada’s most impactful organizations lifting low-income families out of poverty and providing sustainable social housing.
Aidan Lukomnik is a Digital Strategist with A/B Partners. Bringing together content creation, marketing, and advertising, he helps clients create digital experiences that drive audience engagement and action. Before joining A/B Partners he built, and was the Head of, Hotwire Social Impact in North America - Hotwire Global Communication's department for foundations and nonprofits. Prior to his work at Hotwire, Aidan worked with political campaigns, nonprofits, and government agencies across the United States.
Ebony has a background in administrative and operational work previously working for Comcast NBC as an office manager and most recently with Success Academy Charter Schools as an Operations Manager. Ebony is bringing her previous administrative and operational experience to AB partners to assist with the procurement of additional space and growth of A/B Partners.
Christopher Collins-McNeil is a senior associate at A/B Partners, focused on developing communications and media strategies as well as identifying new and creative business and partnership opportunities. Christopher has previously worked as an associate at the global strategy firm, Mercury Public Affairs. Prior to joining Mercury, Christopher was Special Assistant to the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. In 2018, Christopher was named to City & State’s 40 Under 40 list as a Rising Star in New York politics.
James Boyle is currently a senior at Rutgers University majoring in communication and minoring in social justice and geography. In addition to his work at A/B, James serves as Outreach Chair of Rutgers Amnesty International, focusing on both local and international human rights issues. In his spare time, James also hosts his own podcast/radio show, Core of the Matter, where he discusses issues and inequalities in the New Brunswick, NJ community. Through his studies and involvement in various community organizing initiatives, James explores the ways in which communication can be leveraged to catalyze social movements and spur transformation.
Jennifer Ryder is a communications intern for A/B Partners, supporting the team in developing and producing communications materials and strategies. Jennifer has previously worked with the National Youth Council of Ireland, EMILY’s List, and Women in Foreign Policy in marketing, communications, and events. A Dublin native, Jennifer graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a B.A. in History and Political Science.
Jorge Rivas is a firm believer in the power of visual communications to inform and move. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jorge started working with film as an intern at the age of 16. He went on to help launch Fusion, a joint venture from ABC News and Univision targeting young news consumers in the U.S. He has been recognized with a GLAAD Media Award and medals from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for his investigative work focused on immigration and in detention centers. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where he studied ethnic studies. He is based in Los Angeles.
Rendy is a communications intern for A/B Partners, supporting the team in research, earned and social media. Rendy has previously worked in the New York State Assembly under Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, as well as for SKDKnickerbocker on issues of criminal justice, environment, and immigrant rights. Rendy graduated from University of Albany-SUNY with a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.