About the Alice Paul Institute
The mission of the Alice Paul Institute is to honor the legacy of Alice Paul’s work for gender equality through education and leadership development.
Gender equality for all.
- API builds the civic engagement needed to advance gender equality.
- API effectively advances appreciation of women’s history and promotes its importance in understanding the social, economic, and political situation of women today.
- API expands engagement in its leadership development programs for young women across the Delaware Valley.
- API increases annual revenue to support program growth and infrastructure stabilization.
- Enhance API’s core infrastructure to better secure long-term sustainability.
Staff and Directors
The staff at the Alice Paul Institute reflects the organization’s commitment to outstanding history programs and exceptional leadership development opportunities for young women. Our dedicated staff defines teamwork, enthusiasm, and dedication.
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Program Coordinator Altana “Tane” West came to the Alice Paul Institute in 2019 to support Centennial celebrations for 100 years of women having the right to vote. New to the world of non-profit work, West became passionate about equality through her escapades in over thirty countries across six continents. With a B.A. in Law and Justice from Rowan University, she hopes to one day pursue policy writing at the local level. Alice Paul is her inspiration and she could not feel more honored getting to hold this position with API.
Leslie Gray has been interested in the work of Alice Paul since visiting Paulsdale on a fourth grade field trip. She is thrilled to be able to use her passions for women’s issues and empowerment in her new role. Leslie holds a B.A. in French Studies with a minor in Italian from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec. She has previously worked as a high school teacher, translator, and office administrator. She is an active volunteer with Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Leslie lives in Mount Laurel with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
Erin Sawadski graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University with a B.A. in History. Ever since she took a field trip to Paulsdale in elementary school, she has been keenly interested in the history of the suffrage movement and the life and work of Alice Paul. Erin started as a volunteer in the summer of 2017, and soon found a passion for working in a museum and archive setting. She considers it a privilege to work in the childhood home of such an important figure in American history and assist researchers of all types to advance our collective knowledge of the suffrage movement and Alice Paul.
Erica Meline came to the Alice Paul Institute in 2019, first as an intern and then as Communications Assistant for the New Jersey Statewide Initiative, NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100. She is now a part of the Alice Paul team as a Marketing Assistant, offering support in communications and marketing for the organization. Erica has a love for advocacy and is passionate about working with nonprofits to promote social justice and progressive change. Prior to her time at API, Erica worked with both the Andrew Goodman Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters IR. A recent graduate of Ramapo College, Erica received her BA in Communication Arts, and aims to blend skills like creativity, communications, and marketing with her advocacy work as she progresses in her career.