Board of Directors


Executive Director - Nena Whitfield

Nena Bartlett Whitfield is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Washington, DC upon completing her Master's program in Diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont in 2007.  She has worked at the Cato Institute and been involved with a number of political campaigns, most recently as assistant campaign manager for now junior Senator Rand Paul. After the 2010 elections, Nena joined Sen. Paul in his Washington, DC office as a Legislative Assistant on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. In 2013, Nena left Capitol Hill to work with LOLA full-time.  Nena is active in her community as a founding member and former Treasurer of the DC Liberty Toastmasters, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of DC and the Vice President and Treasurer of the Norwich Alumni DC Chapter.


Angela KeatonChairman - Angela Keaton
Angela Keaton is the development director at, the web's leading source of antiwar news, views, and activities and the producer of the Scott Horton Show for Antiwar Radio. She has served on the Libertarian National Committee and as executive director of the Libertarian Party of California. From 1999 to 2005, Angela hosted "The Liberated Space," the libertarian talk and news show on the controversial KOOP 91.7 FM, Austin. She holds a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Florida. She is currently the national secretary for Outright Libertarians.



Board Member- Kelley Vlahos

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, is a longtime political reporter for and a contributing editor at The American Conservative. She is also a Washington correspondent for Homeland Security Today magazine.




KarenBoard Member- Karen Kwiatkowski
Karen is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant whose assignments included duties at the Pentagon and the National Security Agency. As a critic of neoconservativism and interventionist foreign policy, Karen is an author of two books and a regular column in Military Week, and has been on Fox and written articles for The American Conservative and Karen received an MA in Government from Harvard University, an MS in Science Management from the University of Alaska, and a PhD in World Politics from Catholic University.  She is currently challenging the ten-term incumbent for the 6th District of Virginia House seat.  

imageBoard Member -Amanda Anderson

Amanda graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2008 with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. As a veteran College Republican and principled student activist, Amanda was instrumental in promoting the newly founded Students for Paul at UNC, assisting with events and welcoming Dr. Paul to campus. She interned for the Pope Center for Higher Education, an organization dedicated to promoting free markets, freedom, and life-long learning.

Previously, Amanda worked for the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign as Youth for Paul Operations Coordinator where she helped supervise volunteers as part of Dr. Paul's Get Out the Vote effort for New Hampshire and Iowa. Later she administered the Ron Paul 2012 National Headquarters front office, coordinated volunteers, and assisted with fundraising.

Amanda was born in Steubenville, Ohio, lived in Seattle, Washington but grew up for most of her life in Cornelius, North Carolina. After spending a few years living in the Florida Keys, she now lives in Arlington, Virginia and is the Director of Events at the Leadership Institute.



Board Member- Rachel Mills

Rachel Mills served as Ron Paul's congressional communications director for 5 years until his retirement. Before that hse was a Youtuber, blogger, activist, and volunteer for many libertarian causes. She produced the NC Ladies of Liberty pin up calendar in 2002 which landed her interviews on major media shows such as The O'Reilly Factor and CNN's Crossfire where she was able to promote the ideals of liberty with a wink and a smile. She and her husband currently live in Raleigh, NC where they are raising the two cutest little boys on the planet. 

Past Board Members


imageFounder- Allison Gibbs

Allison got involved with the liberty movement while conducting AIDS research for the Department of Defense.  She founded the Ladies of Liberty Alliance and has begun a new chapter in her life but will continue to be devoted to the cause and will always consider herself a LOLA. Allison is a published writer, poet, and is working on developing a philosophical theory derived from Plato‚Äôs Theory of the Forms.



Vice Chairman - Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson currently lives in Sedona, AZ and is the CEO and founder of BrightIris Productions. A background in Occult studies, acting, writing, producing,and broadcasting led her to brain-child "OverGround RailRoad," an internet TV show.  A fan of Austrian Economics, her next goal is to build a new business paradigm. Topics of discussion include: Politics, Sex, Religion, The Occult, and Sprituality.


Treasurer - Megan DuffieldMegan

Megan graduated from the University of Rhode Island where she founded one of the first Young Americans for Liberty chapters. She has been volunteering with LOLA since its inception, and is now leading the membership team and assisting with social media. Megan is currently working for a libertarian animated film company, Silver Circle, in Boston. Megan stays active with liberty happy hours and economic activism in Beantown. You can also find her practicing her turn tables and singing along to a hip-hop/experimental jam. In her opinion, music and youth will lead this revolution.