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.
Emily specializes in research, writing and social media management. As an Associate at A/B, she works with clients in the social justice and global health spaces. In her past work at BerlinRosen, Emily worked with Color of Change, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and previously, was an intern at the Ford Foundation. Emily graduated from Cornell University with a dual degree in communication and development sociology.
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.
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.
Nechari Riley is a project manager for A/B Partners, supporting client engagement efforts and team workflow. Prior to joining A/B, she worked as a program specialist within the public health program at Open Society Foundations and as a maternal health adviser for the Global Health Initiative’s maternal health project, "Saving Mothers, Giving Life" in Zambia. Nechari holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Public Health in Geographic Information Science with specialization in Maternal, Child, Reproductive, and Sexual Health from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.
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.
Kathleen Tenefrancia is a film and events producer. This past summer, she produced a documentary on legendary jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove and travelled alongside him on what is now considered his last European tour before he had passed. Recently, she served as Events Coordinator at The Art of Elysium, spearheading their largest fundraiser which garnered 2M. She helped launch their first philanthropic film studio, Elysium Bandini, and produced shorts that explored the power and importance of art: music, film, dance.