Group: Executive Board

Amanda Pizzuti


Amanda Pizzuti is currently Treasurer of the New York State Young Democrats, having previously served as the organization’s National Committeewoman and Council of President’s Chair. Additionally, she has held various finance positions with the Young Democrats of America, but her proudest Young Democrats accomplishment was founding the Brooklyn Young Democrats in 2010, and serving as their President until 2013.

Professionally, Amanda has most currently served as the Compliance Manager for President-elect Joe Biden. Before joining the campaign, Amanda worked as a political fundraising and compliance consultant for various candidates and organizations including the New York County Democratic Committee, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congressman Charles Rangel, Assemblyman Keith Wright, former Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, and Congressman Tom Suozzi.

Amanda has been active in electoral politics since Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2006 re-election campaign and continues to be a strong supporter of Secretary Clinton. She went on to serve as a fundraising and grassroots outreach intern on Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, based in the New York office, and organized trips to New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Later that year, she became Scheduler and Deputy Finance Director for Kristen McElroy’s State Senate campaign in Nassau County.

Amanda is a lifelong New York City resident and is active in her parish church in Brooklyn. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a Master’s degree in Elections and Campaign Management also from Fordham University in New York.

Harry Bittker


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Julia Elmaleh-Sachs


Born and raised in the East Village of Manhattan (before it was trendy to live there), Julia made the big move across the East River to Brooklyn during her third year of law school in 2015 and has never looked back. Julia attended the University of Maryland-College Park for her undergraduate degree and majored in Government and Politics. Her proximity to Washington, D.C. allowed her to pursue an internship at the White House in First Lady Michelle Obama’s office. Julia was so inspired and impressed by the Obama Administration’s dedication and genuine concern for the American people that she deferred law school for a year to work on President Obama’s reelection campaign at headquarters in Chicago. During law school at Hofstra University, Julia interned at the Democratic National Committee in the Voting Rights Project during the devastating 2014 Midterm Elections. That election, as well as that-which-shall-not-be-named (2016), really highlighted for her how critical and underrated local elections are. As such, Julia is thrilled to be working with the Brooklyn Young Democrats to get more young Brooklynites excited and energized about state and local politicians! When she is not convincing her friends to canvass for progressive candidates instead of going to brunch at French Louie, Julia works as a staff attorney of the Juvenile Rights Practice at The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn.

Delvin Moody


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Glendalys Salgado


Glendalys Salgado is a Proud Bronxite. Currently, Glendalys is the Executive Assistant for the Bronx Democratic County Committee (BDCC), and she is also owner of a digital marketing company named Bronxite Consulting, Inc. Additionally, she has a background in small business financing and merchant services.

Born to a large Nuyorican family who have deep roots within the Foxhurst community of the Bronx, Glendalys developed a love for community engagement at a very young age. She was a youth mentor and tutor at St. John Chrysostom parish church and grammar school. She graduated from Bronx Leadership Academy, a high school that specializes in Law, and is a Business Administration and Management major at Bronx Community College.

Her political career began when she served as President of BCC‘s Student Government Association and a delegate to the City University of New York’s University Student Senate. She began working as an Administrative Assistant and IT Specialist for BDCC in July 2013 under newly elected Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl E. Heastie.

She presently still resides in Foxhurst, as a constituent of the 85th Assembly District, with her daughter Vivienne Rose.

Justin Westbrook-Lowery


Justin A. Westbrook-Lowery is a sophomore at Fordham University, who is majoring in political science. He is a graduate of Xavier High School, which is a Jesuit Catholic institution located in Manhattan, where he was the first openly gay president of the student body. He has been an intern for NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx), Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx), and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Justin has participated in nearly every election cycle, since Bill Thompson’s 2009 mayoral campaign, as a proud volunteer. He currently serves on the boards of several clubs and institutions. He has been the youngest member of Bronx Community Board 9, since he was appointed in 2015, and is the Vice Chair of the Social Services and Housing Committee. He serves on the boards of the Stonewall Democrat Club of NYC, the Bronx Borough President’s LGBTQ Policy Task Force, and is the First Vice President of the Bronx Young Democrats. He is also the recipient of the 2017 NYSYD Rookie of the Year.

Brian Garcia


Brian is a member of the Broome County Young Democrats and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Binghamton University.

Brian previously served as the NYSYD Central Region VP, and a chapter president in College Young Democrats. It was during his tenure as CRVP that he won the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award. His first experience was on the Kim Myers for Congress campaign, and he went on to work as a paid organizer for local elections in rural areas. At 19, he became the youngest member of his county committee. His passions include healthcare access, education, and LGBTQ issues.

Mohammed Alam


Mohammed is a graduate from The City College of New York, with a B.A. in Political Science. He helped establish and was President of the Roosevelt Institute Chapter, and was elected Executive Vice President of the student body. Mohammed has previously worked for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, and NYC Speaker Christine Quinn. Mohammed has also worked in The White House, the New York Attorney General’s Office, and the Center for American Progress. He is currently a law student at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Just prior, he worked as the External Affairs Manager at the Center for Court Innovation, which promotes new thinking about criminal justice reform. On a voluntary basis Mohammed served as a Finance Council Member with Hillary for America, is a New Leaders Fellow at the Carnegie Council, and recently completed a tenure as President of the Manhattan Young Democrats.

Jovan Richards


Jovan C. Richards has been labeled an Entertainment, Political and Hospitality Professional.

Jovan is known for specializing in the performing and media arts, coordinating media strategies for political and non-profit organizations, and finally, the art and science of mixology.  Currently, Jovan is proud to be working with companies and organizations like The New York Yankees, The Prudential Center in New Jersey, LMC-TV, and the Whitney Media Radio Stations. Jovan is also the Vice President of a national non-profit organization, Operation Prom. In addition, he serves as an Executive Board Member of the New York State Young Democrats.

Jovan has been featured on Patch.com, Broadwayworld.com, The Journal News, News 12 Westchester & Long Island, Good Morning Westchester on WVOX, Verizon Fios 1 News Hudson Valley, and Larchmont-Mamaroneck and New Rochelle Public Access Channels. He has also received numerous recognitions for his work, which includes a Producer of the Year award for his work on The Drop Your Jaw Improv Comedy TV Show and the Inaugural Rookie of the Year for The New York State Young Democrats. Finally, Jovan is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. To learn more about Jovan and his work, please visit his website at www.jovancrichards.com.

Patrick Jordan


As the President of New York State Young Democrats, Patrick Jordan brought a wealth of experience to the New York State Young Democrats. Previously having served the Political Director and Downstate Vice President of NYSYD and as the Executive Vice President of the Queens County Young Democrats, where he was, to date, the longest-serving Executive Board member.

Patrick has worked on Democratic campaigns all over the state – ranging from city council all the way to congressional races. One of his proudest moments was working as Campaign Manager for former Queens Council Member Mark Weprin.

Currently, he serves on the re-election campaign of Council Member Paul Vallone. Prior to that, Patrick worked as the Field Director for State Senator Todd Kaminksy’s 2016 re-election campaign, and has worked in the Office of the NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James as an Outreach Coordinator with a focus on Queens.