Staff

Larry T. Decker, Executive Director

Larry T. Decker, Executive Director 

(202) 299-1091

executivedirector@secular.org

Larry T. Decker joined the Secular Coalition as its Executive Director in December 2015. Larry has spent nearly two decades in Washington, D.C. as a government relations professional in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. A native of Upstate New York, Larry graduated from Ithaca College, where he received his B.A., magna cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering as an EMT in suburban Maryland. He resides in Washington, D.C.
Find out more about Larry here.

Casey Brescia

Casey Brescia, Communications Associate and Spokesman

(845) 380-6201 
casey@secular.org

Casey Brescia graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in Philosophy, focusing on applied and practical ethics. While in college, he was founder and president of his campus freethought group which hosted debates, invited speakers, and interfaith dialogues. In his spare time he teaches a workshop for secular student groups on the art of cold reading and how to promote themselves by faking psychic powers.

Rebecca Robinson Brown, Development AssociateRebecca Brown

(202) 299-1091, ext. 210
rebecca@secular.org

Rebecca Brown joined the Secular Coalition in April 2017. She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College with a degree in Cinema and Media Studies. In addition to promoting secularism, Rebecca is passionate about women's healthcare, science-based policies, and bad reality television. 

Austin Leah Cooper, Director of Operations and FinanceAustin Cooper

(202) 299-1091, ext. 206
austin@secular.org

Austin Cooper received her Bachelor's in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Go Hokies!) Her areas of study include journalism and political science. Ms. Cooper has 13 years of professional experience in accounting, human resources and operations management. She has been with the Secular Coalition since January 2014. 

Ms. Cooper is a supporting member of Greater Reston Art Center.  She also supports and volunteers for Camp Quest

Sarah Levin, Senior Legislative RepresentativeSarah M. Levin

(202) 299-1091, ext. 202
sarah@secular.org

Sarah Levin graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in International Studies from American University, where she served as president of the university’s Secular Student Alliance affiliate. Since joining the Secular Coalition in 2013, she has managed and grown the Secular Coalition’s state chapter program and implemented various grassroots campaigns on the national and state level, including: the 2014 “Knit a Brick” campaign to protest the Hobby Lobby v. Burwell decision; the 2015 (now annual) Bad Bill Madness; and a new intiative in 2016 which culminated in the first ever Secular Caucus at the Texas Democratic Convention, where three secular policy resolutions were incorporated into the party platformPrior to joining the Secular Coalition, Sarah completed her AmeriCorps service by serving low-income immigrant and refugee families as a community liaison at the Greenbrier Learning Center in Arlington, Virginia. In her spare time, Sarah enjoyed learning new languages, planning her next trip abroad, and putting Frank's Red Hot sauce on everything.  

 


Previous Executive Directors

Edwina Rogers, Former Executive Director

Edwina Rogers was the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America from 2012 to 2014. Rogers has served in public policy positions in the US Senate, White House, private, and international sectors for over twenty years. She has worked for two Presidents and four Senators, and founded or directed lobbying firms for public health issues. Biography 

Sean Faircloth, Former Executive Director

Sean Faircloth was Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America from 2009 to 2011. Following his role at the Secular Coalition he served as the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Biography

Lori Lipman Brown, Founding Director Emeritus

Lori Lipman Brown is a lawyer, an educator, and a former Nevada State Senator. From 2005-2009 she served as the first director of the Secular Coalition for America. Biography

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