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.