Eric Sapp has spent his career seeking to empower the better angels of American values in pursuit of policies and politics that promote the common good.
As a founder of Common Good Strategies, which later became the Eleison Group, Eric pioneered values-based communication and Democratic faith and rural outreach during the 2006 and 2008 elections. Over the past decade, Eric has worked on numerous advocacy and democracy-building campaigns, while overseeing Eleison's work to leverage voter response data from those campaigns to create one of the largest values/behavioral voter databases and most sophisticated digital advertising platforms in the country. Eric co-founded a new company built from that data asset, Public Democracy, where he serves as President.
Eric's focus on shared values and the need to realign broader political, economic, and other power systems to better serve the common good has enabled him to work with organizations from across the ideological spectrum on key projects in the advocacy space, overseeing successful campaigns on everything from international issues of peace, counter-terrorism, and foreign aid to domestic campaigns around pollution control, hunger, and supporting veterans and victims of terrorism.
Erica savage wilson
Director, Outreach and Veteran Engagement
As Director of Outreach and Veteran Engagement, Erica oversees the execution of the Iraq War Fund campaign and facilitates internal communications with all participating parties. In this unique capacity, she also trains and manages teams of adjunct officers who are responsible for reviewing and researching extensive data specific to Iraq War veterans and their impacted family members.
Prior to Erica’s employment with Eleison Group, she served nearly a decade with the Department of Defense. She entered federal service and attained permanent work status through completion of her Accounting degree and successfully matriculated to a Financial Analyst, responsible for managing accounting data and briefing the Commanding General monthly.
Erica is a former Congressional Assistant Campaign Organizer for Congressman Sanford Bishop, a graduate of both Georgia's WIN List Leadership Academy and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Leadership Institute, a NPR Political Rewind Voter Panelist, and a Southwest Georgia 40 Under 40 awardee.
Manager, Information Technology Systems
As Manager of Information Technology Systems, Leduan optimizes Eleison Group's technological capacities and provides administrative support for outreach and veteran engagement with the Iraq War Fund campaign.
Born and raised in Cuba, Leduan has worked as Missions Pastor of Cerro Baptist Church in Havana, served as a national logistical coordinator for the church planting movement of home churches in Cuba, and as senior interpreter and coordinator for East West Ministries for fifteen years. He has extensive experience in IT, having served as a consultant for both the Western Baptist Convention of Cuba and Havana Baptist Theological Seminary for over a decade.
Leduan has studied Theology and Missions at Havana Baptist Theological Seminary, received certification in internet networking and computer hardware from Sur Automatización & Control, and holds a GED from the Spanish American Civic Association in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Leduan currently serves as a church planter in Washington, D.C. with the New City Network, pastoring the Annandale Bible Church congregation.
Digital communications & community partnerships coordinator
As Digital Communications and Community Partnerships Coordinator, Haley manages social media accounts and partner relations for Eleison Group. She also assists in managing its email database and content development. She joined Eleison Group because she wants to help connect voters with issues and communities they care about most.
Haley was raised in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and considers herself a Tar Heel born, bred and dead. She graduated from UNC, where she studied political communication and learned to communicate with a global audience through her work at UNC’s Global Relations office. At UNC, she led with a campus ministry and traveled to Sweden for a summer as an intern, quickly leading to her admiration of the Swedish culture (and its desserts). Through these experiences, Haley gained a passion for connecting people around the world through common ground and values-based conversations, which she now happily pursues each day at Eleison Group.
Shannon Brennan Collins
Director of Design
As Director of Design, Shannon oversees the creative and design projects for Eleison Group, which includes developing ads for Eleison Group campaigns, website design, and brand development.
Raised by wolves after being abandoned by her evil stepmother, Shannon overcame early obstacles in life by slaying the evil Lycan priestess and being voted the first non-wolf pack leader. She also enjoys running and has a distaste for writing serious biographical blurbs.
After growing up in Massachusetts, Shannon headed to Savannah, Ga to pursue her passion for graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). After earning her BFA, she moved to the D.C. area and is now proud to be a part of the Eleison Group team.