Meet The SocialMoms Team

Megan Calhoun is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the SocialMoms Network, where she oversees all business operations. Prior to founding, Megan enjoyed a career as a public relations executive at leading firms, where she specialized in healthcare. A dedicated mother of two, Megan lives in Ross, CA with her husband. Connect with Megan on Twitter via @socialmoms.

Jim Calhoun is the Chief Operating Officer. A Silicon Valley veteran, his day-to-day responsibilities include all aspects of technology and production, in addition to packaging creative solutions for our advertisers.

Doreen Cappelli is the VP of Sales. Doreen is a driven, award winning sales leader who is highly skilled and experienced at developing multichannel (display, social, mobile, and video) programs that consistently maximize revenue, profits, and ROI for her customers. Previously to coming to SocialMoms, Doreen was a sales leader at The Weather Channel, AOL and Disney.

Sasha Afanasieff is the VP of Account Services for and is responsible for managing our community, brand programs, and events. She joined as the first full-time employee in 2009. She has been instrumental in expanding the SocialMoms social media presence on Twitter and Facebook, and is passionate about bringing the best possible opportunities to the SocialMoms community. By connecting brands with the SocialMoms members, she has helped many bloggers grow their personal brands and increase their visibility online. Prior to joining SocialMoms, Sasha served as the manager of marketing communications at Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of a diversified range of memory and non-memory products.

John Kimak is Design Engineer for SocialMoms. John is a highly talented designer, engineer, and ersatz DJ. When he’s not cranking out high impact creatives for advertisers, he’s thinking about ways to make the world a better place through music.

Sally Saedi is the Director of Sales for, where she helps brands dream up and create high-impact campaigns that our audience of influential moms will find engaging.

Nikki Katz is the Managing Editor of Nikki is an author, editor, rocket scientist, and mother of three. She has been a freelance writer and blogger for over a decade, writing for, iVillage, b5media, and BlogWorld. In her “free time” she writes novels for young adults, volunteers on the PTA board, and chauffeurs her kids to all their various activities.  You can find her online at, on Twitter @katzni, and on Facebook.