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Congresswoman Kathy Manning Announces Senior Staff Hires

January 4, 2021

Greensboro, N.C.- Today, Congresswoman Kathy Manning of North Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District announced senior staff hires in both the Washington, D.C. and North Carolina offices. 

Chief of Staff Sarah Curtis is a veteran of Capitol Hill. Previously, she served as the Director of Federal Policy and Engagement for the Mayo Clinic and wasDeputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congressman Joseph Kennedy (MA-04) from 2013 to 2019 with a focus on health policy. Her former work includes positions with the U.S. Department of State in the Trafficking in Persons Office, which leads the United States’ global engagement on the fight against human trafficking, and with other members of the House of Representatives, including those from Ohio and Kentucky.  A native of the State of Ohio, Curtis earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.

Deputy Chief of Staff Hailey Barringer joins Congresswoman Manning’s office after serving as Campaign Manager for Rep. Manning’s successful congressional campaign. Hailey previously served as Deputy Executive Director for the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus and as Communications Director for Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12). Her previous work also includes positions on a competitive Red to Blue congressional campaign and other North Carolina political races. A native of Greensboro, Hailey earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and peace, war, and defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

District Director Salima Thomas comes to Congresswoman Manning’s team from the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits where she served as Chief Education and Member Services Officer. Previously, Salima served in positions of leadership at Partners Ending Homelessness and The Housing Authority of the City of High Point. Alongside her contributions to nonprofit programs and agencies, she was an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University in the Institute for Nonprofits. Salima earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Additional staff hires will be announced.