The Angel Capital Association is the leading professional association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures. ACA provides professional development, data analyticsindustry voicepublic policy advocacy and an array of benefits and resources to its membership of 15,000+ individual accredited investors who invest individually or through more than 250 angel groups and platforms.


  • Mission Statement:  The ACA catalyzes angel investing resources and drives thought leadership in the early-stage capital ecosystem to fuel innovation and economic growth for all communities.

  • Vision:  To be the steward of the angel capital community. 

  • Values:
    • Learning/Curiosity – Recognize and promote best practices.
    • Integrity/Trust – Ensure transparency, trust and high ethical standards in all activities and relationships.
    • Strategic Leadership – Be a source of insightful, inspirational, and forward thinking leadership.
    • Collaboration – Provide collaboration, networking and syndication opportunities for the angel community.
    • Respect – Ensure honest, respectful relationships with all constituents, including investors, entrepreneurs, sponsors and others.
    • Diversity – Encourage diversity in people and cultures throughout the angel community.


As a professional society serving as the steward of the angel investment community, the Angel Capital Association is led by a diverse Board of Directors comprised of representatives from various stakeholder groups throughout the ecosystem building community. Below are Board Officers and Directors for terms through June 30, 2023.

Board Officers

Ron Weissman

Band of Angels

John Harbison
Tech Coast Angels

Marcia Dawood
Immediate Past Chair
Mindshift Capital

Tony Shipley
Executive Committee
Queen City Angels

Pat Gouhin
Chief Executive Officer
Angel Capital Association

Board of Directors

Dawn Batts
Commune Angels

Eva Doss
The Launch Place

Mark Friedman
RTP Capital

Kevin Kudra
Rockies Venture Club

Silvia Mah
Stella Angels

Joann MacMaster
Desert Angels

Kristina Montague
The JumpFund 

Benjamin David Novak
Delaware Crossings

Clay Rankin
North Coast Angel Fund

Michal Soclof
North Coast Angel Fund

Rick Timmins
Central Texas Angel Network

Eli Velasquez
Investors of Color Network

Nicole Washington
Ohio TechAngels Fund

Sandy Wollman
Westchester Angels

Chairs Emeritus

Christopher Mirabile
Launchpad Venture Group

Catherine Mott
BlueTree Allied Angels

Tony Shipley
Queen City Angels


Marianne Hudson
Executive Director Emeritus


Pat Gouhin
Chief Executive Officer

Margie Bacheler
Educational Initiatives Director

Damien Delgado
Partnerships Director

Sarah Dickey
Membership Director

Heather Krejci
Operations Director

Chris McCannell
Public Policy Consultant

Blair Hancock
Public Policy Consultant

PJ Palmer
Fulfillment Coordinator

Katelynne Staehnke
Director of Development

Dannielle Stewart
Marketing Director

Annie Wong
Administrative Coordinator