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Meet The Team

We're an award-winning multidisciplinary team based in Philadelphia with a passion for creating innovative architecture. We work with businesses and people to create a more beautiful world.


Suzanne Turner

The National Journal called Suzanne “the best communicator in America.” Her communications campaigns have helped pass more than 40 pieces of legislation.

Suzanne has worked for Fortune 500 companies, devising branding and marketing campaigns that have moved millions of dollars’ worth of products.

As senior vice president at Fenton Communications for seven years, Suzanne helped grow the firm from four people to more than 100 in three cities.

She was Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the high-tech PR firm The Launch Company, where she built the client base and managed a half-million dollars in client billings monthly.

At Turner4D, Suzanne helps manage public opinion on controversial issues through traditional and digital media. This work helps nonprofits, think tanks, research organizations, and socially responsible companies reach their legislative, regulatory, and legal goals.

Suzanne is a co-founder of Real Voices Media and Fem2pt0, as well as co-founder, with Dr. Alan Rosenblatt, of the Internet Advocacy Center. She is a founding member of Progressive Communicators of DC (PCDC).

She studied at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and the Université de Paris IV – La Sorbonne, and holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Partner, Lead & Social Media Strategist

Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D.

Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D., is a digital and social media strategist, professor, and thought leader with over 25 years’ experience in the field. He is a partner at Turner4D, leading the digital and social media strategy practice. He is also a partner at Unfiltered.Media, a cutting-edge digital media firm and a professor at several universities teaching courses in digital and social media politics.

Alan served as Director of Digital Research for Lake Research Partners from 2016 through 2020. While there, Alan advised the Biden Presidential campaign regarding the way the campaign was being discussed on social media.

Alan taught the world’s first college course on digital/social media politics at George Mason University in 1995 and he’s been teaching variations of the course ever since.

Alan was the associate director for online advocacy at the Center for American Progress/CAP Action Fund from 2007 through 2013, where he designed, created, and managed the Center’s enterprise social media program.

Alan is a prolific writer for numerous publications including The Nation, Huffington Post, Social Media Today, and Campaigns & Elections. He has trained nearly 20,000 politicians, organizers, and activists around the world in the arts of digital strategy.

Alan has a Ph.D. in Political Science from American University, an M.A. from Boston College in Political Science, and a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Tufts University. He can be found across social media @DrDigiPol.


Heather Booth

Heather Booth is one of the country’s leading strategists on progressive issue campaigns. She started organizing during the civil rights, anti-Vietnam war and women’s movements of the 1960s.

She started JANE, an underground abortion service, in 1965, before Roe v. Wade.

With the award from a back pay suit she won during a union organizing effort, she founded and is now president of the Midwest Academy, training social change leaders and organizers. She has been involved in union organizing efforts for teachers, hospital workers, and clerical workers.

Among her many other accomplishments, Heather has served as director of the NAACP National Voter Fund, director of the Health Care Campaign for the AFL-CIO, and strategic advisor to the Alliance for Citizenship. She was also the founding director of Americans for Financial Reform.

She was the national coordinator for the coalition around marriage equality and the 2013 Supreme Court decision and was the field director for the 2017 campaign to stop the tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires. She is now working on a campaign to lower prescription drug prices.

Her impact is illustrated in the documentary Heather Booth: Changing the World. It has been shown on PBS/World Channel stations around the country.


Vince Murphy

As the creative director at Tall Glass Media and former creative director for ACRONYM, where he curated, directed and inspired the creation of strategic digital content that has reached millions of people.

Over his 20-year career working with artists, advocates, and nonprofits, he has been a force behind the scenes with Common and the Obama Administration, generating big ideas, brands, and experiences. Check out to learn more.


Marvin Randolph

Marvin Randolph is a nationally recognized expert in voter registration, voter contact, and get-out-the-vote operations, and the country’s leading expert on Black voter mobilization. Marvin has worked on over 120 campaigns in 31 states. He is the former National Director of Project Vote and former Organizing Director for the Center for Community Change.

Randolph is President and CEO of sister organizations, the Southern Elections Fund (founded by Julian Bond in 1969), and the Southern Engagement Foundation (SEF), co-founded by Bond and former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous.

In the 2012 Presidential cycle, Marvin led the NAACP’s This Is My Vote! Campaign, building the largest voter registration and mobilization campaign in the organization’s history, adding hundreds of thousands of voters to the rolls in 49 states. By the conclusion of the program, Marvin had built a database of 929,570 registered NAACP voters.

Marvin has recently run several large independent expenditure campaigns, including for Stacey Abrams (primary and general), Ben Jealous, Lucy McBath, and Mike Espy. These had large field operations and focused on mobilizing infrequent voters.

Marvin is a graduate of Old Dominion University where he received a B.A. in political science. Marvin’s company, Onyx Communications, partners with Turner on projects of mutual interest


Sascha Burns

Sascha Burns is a seasoned public policy and communications strategist. She develops and implements integrated campaigns combining communications, political, and legislative initiatives, coalition building, grassroots efforts, and direct advocacy to advance client interests.

She is a public affairs partner at Turner4D. She carries out integrated public affairs campaigns combining strategic communications, political and legislative initiatives, coalition building, grassroots efforts, and direct advocacy to advance client interests.

Sascha is a well-known political news commentator. She appears regularly on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network and is a long-time contributor to MSNBC and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Internationally, she can be seen on Sky News, ITN Channel 4, the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Canada’s CBC News and Global News.

During the 2008 – 2016 presidential elections, Sascha provided live, on the ground coverage to numerous media outlets. Her daily prime time interviews on Sky News were broadcast to 80 million viewers in 40 countries around the world.

Sascha has served as an adviser and staff to several presidential and congressional campaigns, the Democratic National Convention Committee, and former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA).

She graduated from Washington and Lee University and earned a diploma for Mastery of the Spanish Language from the University of Salamanca, Spain.

Greg Howard


Greg Howard has more than 30 years of experience in earned media placement, issues management, and strategic communications. He has worked on numerous high-profile assignments, from U.S. Supreme Court cases to major health, medical, environmental and social announcements.

He consistently exceeds client expectations using his years of experience to answer the key question reporters ask: why should my audience care?

Greg has obtained high-profile, high-impact media placements with PBS’s Frontline, Nightly Business Report, and the News Hour with Jim Lehrer; ABC’s World News Tonight and Good Morning America; CBS’s Evening News, Morning News and 60 Minutes II; NBC’s Nightly News and Today show; CNN’s Prime News and Headline News; CNBC’s Squawk Box and Market Wrap; and Fox News Channel’s Cavuto Business Report, as well as on MSNBC and C-Span.
He has also placed multiple client stories with the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, as well as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Miami Herald, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle.


Dr. Dionne C. Clemons

Dr. Dionne C. Clemons is a strategic communication management consultant, scholar, and certified executive coach. Her expertise lies in strategic organization communication. For more than 20 years, she has served in and consulted for federal and local governments, nonprofits and corporate sector organizations providing strategic communication counsel.

She has counseled a myriad of public, private and nonprofit sector organizations that include Booz Allen Hamilton, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Columbia Association.

She has also managed research, integrated marketing communication, community outreach, internal communication, change management, social marketing, crisis communications, and public outreach campaigns for health, environmental, and social issues.

Dionne taught undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic communication management within Howard and Towson Universities, and was chair of the Strategic Communication and Public Relations Graduate Program within Trinity Washington University’s Business and Graduate Studies.

She is a sought-out speaker and author and serves as chief communication officer for Clemons Consulting, LLC, a strategic communication consulting and coaching firm.

Dionne Clemons has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University, an MPA in Public Administration from The American University, and a B.A. in Telecommunications from Morgan State University.


Tamar Abrams

Tamar began her career as a television producer in St. Louis before heading to Washington, D.C., to explore work in the nonprofit sector. She has held staff positions with such organizations as NARAL, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, PAI, and the United Nations Foundation’s FP2020. She has also consulted for organizations ranging from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to IUCN to Knowledge SUCCESS to Catholics for Choice.

She has trained more than 10,000 people to improve their skills as spokespersons and to develop audience-focused messages that resonate. And, while she has succeeded in placing stories in media outlets from Nairobi to London to Jakarta, she is most proud of developing communications strategies that advance the missions of organizations large and small.

Tamar’s primary interest is in using strategy to leverage an organization’s resources in reaching out to target audiences. She believes it doesn’t take a great deal of money to creatively and successfully engage in media outreach, public relations, marketing, branding, and creation of targeted messages.

She has worked in 13 countries and has profound respect for advocates and organizations doing the hard work of improving the lives of our planet’s most vulnerable citizens.


Zulema Rodriguez

Zulema Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico. Zulema served as the southwest field coordinator and healthcare organizer for Service Employees International Union (SEIU). During her time at SEIU, Zulema implemented nationwide field strategy holding elected officials accountable in their support for a comprehensive immigration reform and other issues that directly affect underserved communities.

She was the deputy national director concerning mass incarceration for the Center for Community Change until early 2016.

She is currently the vice president of the board for Phoenix Allies for Community Health focused on health justice and provides free healthcare to immigrants and refugees.

An active environmentalist, Zulema’s current projects include the Cosecha Healing Collective. She founded Cosecha to serve as a safe space where community members and leaders congregate, create; work through their collective pain and anger so they can channel it in constructive ways. The space and people honor their ancestral healing and learn from each other. Cosecha Healing Collective is Zulema’s response to the 2016 electoral cycle. Cosecha has become a place for research, connecting the dots and incubating emerging groups like Apache Voters (indigenous Voter mobilization) and Tomorrow We Vote focused on shifting the narrative in high schools).

Building the Puerto Rican voting bloc in the states and supporting sustainability efforts in Puerto Rico has also been her ongoing focus.


Patricia Brooks

Patricia Brooks is on the front lines of communicating clients’ messages through both traditional and new media sources on a daily basis. She started MatchMap Media in 2010 to help clients determine the best media strategies to reach their intended audiences.

She has placed stories in every major national newspaper, including front page features in the Washington Post and New York Times, and booked guests on countless local, national, and international radio and television programs.

Patricia spends most of her time consuming news and thinking about story ideas. She has a constant urge to pitch people she meets who have good stories for the media, whether they are clients or not.

Prior to starting MatchMap Media, she worked for a small public relations firm, RenewComm and Kelley Campaigns; a large public relations firm, Hill & Knowlton; a nonprofit, Center for a New American Dream; a local newspaper, Sun Newspaper; and interned at National Public Radio and local television stations. She has also done promotions for local CBS radio stations.

In total, Patricia has a decade of experience specializing in strategic media relations and loves it every day.

Her website can be found at


Chaitra Chambers

Chaitra is a native of Tennessee and, coming from a military family, has experience living in many places. She brings more than 20 years of experience in finance and administration to the Turner team. Her accounting and administration career has focused on supporting medium-sized, high-impact, growing firms.

In the past she has worked with a wide range of clients, including commercial and residential construction companies.

When she’s not crunching numbers, Chaitra enjoys travel, spending time with her daughter, and cooking.

Chaitra is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French, and was a high school Spanish teacher for several years. She has a passion for traveling with students in hopes of inspiring them to share what they can offer with the world.

She has a B.A. from Catholic University.


Brian Mooar

Brian Mooar is fresh from the journalistic trenches with a unique insider’s perspective of the modern newsroom and how to successfully drive a story to engage a national audience. He most recently managed Washington news coverage for 200+ NBC News affiliates, and he knows how the gatekeepers think because he was one of them. He has built a reputation as a dynamic writer and storyteller with a long history of media training that has taken him to South America and the Middle East. He also has extensive experience in crisis communications from the media side of the fence. On many occasions, he was the reporter who singlehandedly created the crisis.

Brian kicked off his career with nearly a decade as a reporter with The Washington Post, working with legendary investigative reporter Bob Woodward and editor Benjamin Bradlee. He successfully transitioned into television news at Washington’s top-rated local news station, WRC-TV, earning early recognition for his coverage of major national news stories including the crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia, the disappearance of Chandra Levy and the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.

From 2003 until 2017, he worked as a Washington-based national correspondent for NBC’s affiliate service division, NBC News Channel, doing double duty for 10 of those years as a backup correspondent for MSNBC.

In 2017, he was elevated to Assignment Manager overseeing all editorial coverage from News Channel’s flagship bureau in Washington during a momentous period that included the COVID-19 pandemic, two impeachments, an election and the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Brian headed up a 14-person team of correspondents, producers and video editors responsible for creating recorded news pieces that registered more than 3,500 weekly unique on-air TV uses coast to coast. He acted as coach and collaborator in helping his teams narrow their focus and identify the best strategy for telling the story of the day every day under tight deadline pressure.

On camera or on paper, he has the ability to deliver a tight, clean message, or help coach clients to polish their own messaging and delivery. After spending his professional career unraveling spin, he can help you craft a proactive communications strategy.


Wayne Shields

Wayne is a seasoned domestic and global expert in sexual and reproductive health and rights. He brings Turner4D clients 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience, including serving as President and CEO of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals—a sexual and reproductive health and rights organization, and as Senior Policy Fellow at Promundo—a global nonprofit that conducts research, develops programs, and advocates for gender equality and reducing gender-based violence.

Wayne joined Turner4D to help nonprofits, B-corporations, and public sector clients excel in every way: from organizational development to fundraising, from policy analysis to advocacy campaigns, from constituent relations to board governance, and from partnership development to coalition building and programs.

Wayne spearheaded and managed 200+ accredited education programs and advocacy initiatives on women’s health and rights for clinicians, educators, lawmakers, and the public at ARHP. He secured $55 million in public and private sector grants, subcontracts, and donations, expanded the donor base from 4 to 40 major foundation and company grantors, and grew their individual giving program by 500% over 5 years.

At Promundo, he led the creation, development, and launch of their Office of Strategic Growth and Engagement to expand policy and fundraising efforts, grow a constituency, and promote their research and programs. He also led creation of their Promundo Workplace Advisors consulting practice, resulting in contracts with many new corporate and nonprofit clients in the first year.

Wayne has a Master’s in public management and policy with a concentration on gender and a Master’s certification in nonprofit management, both from Johns Hopkins University. He was also the first man to earn a Women’s Studies degree from Old Dominion University.

Wayne is a native Washingtonian who lives in DC’s Meridian Hill neighborhood with his husband, Andrew Velthaus—an international economist at the US Department of the Treasury—and their cat, Blanche.


Cate Lane

Chaitra is a native of Tennessee and, coming from a military family, has experience living in many places. She brings more than 20 years of experience in finance and administration to the Turner team. Her accounting and administration career has focused on supporting medium-sized, high-impact, growing firms.

In the past she has worked with a wide range of clients, including commercial and residential construction companies.

When she’s not crunching numbers, Chaitra enjoys travel, spending time with her daughter, and cooking.

Chaitra is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French, and was a high school Spanish teacher for several years. She has a passion for traveling with students in hopes of inspiring them to share what they can offer with the world.

She has a B.A. from Catholic University.