Who We Are
The Matriots is a nonpartisan political action committee based in Columbus, Ohio. Our members are women and men: Democrats, Republicans, and independents; Ohioans and out-of-staters.
From what I’ve seen, The Matriots is a group of badass women who have just decided enough is enough.
– Jennifer Williams, Matriots Member
Social media/political relationships coordinator
Brigin Anthony is the social media and political relationship coordinator for The Matriots PAC. In this role, Brigin endorses and supports women running for Ohio public office and manages all social media platforms. Previously, she worked for The Columbus Partnership on the Smart Columbus project, the smart city initiative for the region co-led by the City of Columbus. She is a member of the YWCA Leadership for Social Change 2020 Cohort and LEAD Ohio’s Campaign Staff Academy.
Brigin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Otterbein University and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Emily Quick Schriver
Chief Executive Officer
Emily Quick Schriver is the Chief Executive Officer of The Matriots. As CEO, Emily leads the organization’s mission to elect more Ohio women to public office who will promote a healthy economy in which women can thrive and prosper. In this role, she partners across the state with engaged Ohioans seeking to increase representation.
Emily joined The Matriots in 2021, following a career as a lawyer representing institutions of higher education on issues of public policy and regulatory compliance. Most recently, she was an attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs at The Ohio State University, and before that she was a Washington, D.C.-based associate at the international law firm Hogan Lovells US, LLP.
Emily holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University. Raised in central Ohio, she now lives in the Columbus area with her husband, three daughters, and devoted dog.
Sally Crane Cox
Rita McNeil Danish
April Zimmerman Katz
Holley Fowler Martens
Anne Marie Sferra
Valerie Lemmie Thomas
Where We Started
The Matriots was founded after six central Ohio women participated in the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017. Mindy Coffey, Sally Crane Cox, Rebecca Ibel, April Zimmerman Katz, Cathe Kobacker, and Sharon Steele.
These Marchers came away from the event inspired to create a force that worked to elect more women to public office in Ohio to support economic justice for women and address our country’s political stalemate. That force is The Matriots.