Meet The Team

Cheryl cRAWFORD,
Executive Director
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Cheryl Clyburn Crawford is the Executive Director of MassVOTE. 

Cheryl is the 1st Vice President of the NAACP-Boston Branch. She is a former Executive Board Chair of EmergeMA, a political leadership training program. Cheryl sits on the Women's Pipeline for Change’s Oversight and Planning Board. She is an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star; a Prince Hall affiliated organization. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity. Most recently she was appointed to the Citizen’s Commission on Constitutional Amendment, as well as a board member of American Promise.

Before MassVOTE, Cheryl served as Campaign Manager and then Chief of Staff to State Representative Willie Mae Allen.  Born in New York, Cheryl grew up in Boston; and is a graduate of Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.

Alex Psilakis
policy and Communications manager
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A Massachusetts native, Alex serves as the Policy and Communications Manager at MassVOTE. Alex graduated from the American University in Washington, DC, where he studied political science and history. He has garnered experience in policy and communications through a number of experiences, including interning in the Washington office of Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), as well as serving as Communications Fellow on the Chris Pappas for Congress (NH-01) campaign in 2018.


In his free time, you’re most likely to catch Alex at the movie theater, as he considers himself an amateur film critic.

  • B.A., Political Science and History, The American University, Washington, DC (2018)