TAP Network Secretariat

John Romano


John is the Director of the TAP Network, based in New York. Prior to joining the TAP Network, John worked at Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), coordinating global advocacy campaigns around the UN’s Post-2015 sustainable development agenda. He has also worked for the UN Secretariat with UNDESA’s Division for Sustainable Development, where he helped facilitate the engagement of civil society in the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and coordinated the UN’s social media coverage for the conference. John has a M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Email: romano@tapnetwork2030.org

Tor Hodenfield

Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator

He holds degrees in human rights from American University, Washington D.C., and University College London (UCL). Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Tor has over 12 years’ experience developing targeted campaigns, advocacy, research and coalition building for a range of national and international civil society groups and UN agencies. Tor recently served as the UN Advocacy Adviser, UN Human Rights Council Coordinator and the Vuka! Coalition Coordinator at CIVICUS, working extensively on issues of civic space. He has served as a Human Rights Researcher for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, supporting the mandate’s youth and child Human Rights Defenders portfolio. In addition, he has conducted strategic research on a range of rights issues from supporting protest movements to developing protection models for child human rights defenders.

Email: hodenfield@tapnetwork2030.org

Ellery Wong

Ellery Wong

Communications and Outreach Officer

Ellery is the Outreach and Communications Officer of TAP Network and based in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to joining TAP Network, Ellery worked at the United Nations Division for the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on strengthening stakeholder engagement and partnerships for the 2030 Agenda.  Ellery has an M.A. in Environmental Studies from Tel Aviv University (Israel) and a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity from the University of Michigan. 

Email: wong@tapnetwork2030.org