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The BA Women’s Alliance was originally established as the B.A. Rudolph Foundation in 2011. The advisors and board members, B.A.’s goddaughters, were selected by B.A., who taught them to be strong, grounded by the friends and family they surround themselves with. She also taught them the importance of forwarding thinking, independence, and especially laughter. Miriam Ann McLean will join the board when she turns 21. Through the Alliance, they seek to serve a similar role in the lives of women.

For the first time since its founding, the board will also be accepting new board members beginning service in January 2020. The application and nominations process will begin in late summer 2019. See Get Involved for more information on board involvement.

Rebecca Cook Davis
Co-Founder, Board Chair

Rebecca Davis is a certified and licensed genetic counselor working for California Cryobank. She works with the genetics team to screen potential sperm and egg donors, as well as track and manage health updates from both gamete donors and donor-conceived offspring. Previously, she worked as the Registry Coordinator for the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation's International Registry and as a clinical genetic counselor at the Cleveland Clinic, where she specialized in hereditary cancer risk and was part of the multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic team. She also worked in the pediatric, adult and cardiovascular genetics clinics.

She received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University in 2011. She has been the Programs Intern for Genetic Alliance. She is also a 2008 graduate of Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Science in biology.

Rebecca currently serves as the chair of the board of directors of the Alliance, where she, like B.A., is bossy, opinionated and practical.

Molly Buford
Senior Advisor

Molly Buford has more than two decades of management experience in the public sector, issue advocacy and political campaigns. She currently serves as Executive Vice President at the  Markham Group, a public policy firm in Washington, D.C.

A two-term veteran of the Obama Administration, Buford led the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of the White House Liaison and served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Public Affairs. She also served in the offices of then-Senators Barack Obama and Joseph Biden, worked on four U.S. presidential campaigns, as Director of Schedule Advance for Secretary Bill Daley at the Commerce Department and the White House, and in the office of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Molly Buford is a native of Little Rock, AR, a graduate of Little Rock Central High School, and a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  Molly resides in Washington, D.C.

Like B.A.,  Molly remains a loyal Hogs fan, enjoys handmade cocktails in the sunshine, and still believes in handwritten thank you notes.

Maggie Moore
Co-Founder, Board Member

Maggie Moore works as a communications officer for USAID. She graduated from Syracuse University with master's degrees in international relations and in public relations. She also holds a BA (international relations) from Tufts University.

Prior to her work at USAID, Maggie served as the operations officer for Democracy International (DI). Maggie also worked as an election observer in the 2014 Egyptian constitutional referendum and the Egyptian presidential election as well as DI’s media liaison in the 2010 parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. Maggie also worked for the U. S. Embassy in Bratislava, the Clinton FoundationSenator Mary Landrieu, Senator Ted Kennedy, then Representative Edward Markey, Representative Heath Shuler, and the Italian Council of Ministers. She resides in Washington, D.C.

Maggie has a B.A.’s quick wit and extensive library, and she continues B.A.’s tradition of regular dinner parties with friends and family.

Meredith Moore
Co-Founder, Board Member

Meredith Moore currently teaches IB chemistry and psychology at the Washington International School in Washington, D.C. She earned a master’s degree with distinction in education from the University of Edinburgh. Meredith also taught at Roland Park School in Baltimore, MD from 2009-2015. During her tenure, Meredith was a founding committee member for the STEM Institute. She also collaborated with Teach for America and Becton Dickinson to train new science teachers.

Meredith has also participated in the Klingenstein Summer Institute, taught at Emma Willard School and was awarded both the Apgar Excellence in Teaching Award and the Sara Lee and Tillie K. Lubin Intern in Science Award. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with honors in research, and double minored in chemistry and educational studies.

Meredith has a penchant for vintage clothing and whiskey, and like B.A., is always looking for a good deal on both.

Madeline Palmieri
Board Member

Madeline Palmieri recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University with a degree in political science and journalism, and minors in art history and graphic design.

In addition to her studies, Madeline worked as a production coordinator at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Film Center at NYU. In 2018, she interned in the Office of  Congresswoman Rosa De Lauro in the House of Representatives, working on women's reproductive rights, international affairs, and the opioid crisis. She also worked with Let America Vote on the Virginia gubernatorial and delegate races back in 2017. Madeline previously interned for the BBC podcast PragueCast and had an apprenticeship at Art on the Block in Maryland.  Madeline graduated from the communication arts program at Montgomery Blair High School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the literary arts magazine, SilverQuill.

Like B.A., Madeline has an unbridled laugh and an avid appreciation for the arts.

Mike Wroblewski
Senior Advisor

Mike has a range of experience including legal training and antitrust practice, in the private sector, for the Federal Government, and in the nonprofit sector. In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner®, Mike was formerly the project director for Consumer Education at Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.

Mike directed Medicare’s implementation of how to rate doctors and hospitals on the cost and quality of care furnished so that Medicare could differentiate payments based on the value of the services furnished. He was also an antitrust attorney with the Federal Trade Commission for over a decade, and studied and implemented policies to benefit consumers in a variety of industries.

Mike received his JD. from the University of Texas School of Law, and an MPA from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs. He received his BS (computer science) and BBA (finance) from Loyola University in Maryland.

Mike lives in Washington D.C., and like B.A., has provided advice and support for countless young people trying to find their way in Washington, D.C.