Development & Administration

Camilla Jenkins
Director, Communications

Camilla Jenkins cropCamilla is NYLAG’s Director of Communications, responsible for spearheading the organization’s burgeoning marketing and communications efforts. Prior to joining NYLAG she was most recently with the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she directed communications and media relations. She spent 10 years at Fuji Film as Vice President of Corporate Communications, preceded by 11 years in a similar role at Becton Dickinson and Company, an innovative Fortune 200 healthcare company. Earlier, she owned and operated her own small media relations firm. She served for many years on the Board of Sanctuary for Families.

Cepeda Johnson
Director, Human Resources

Cepeda is responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategic human resources initiatives at NYLAG. He has over fifteen years of experience working in the non-profit sector. In his most recent role, Cepeda was the head of human resources at Innovations for Poverty Action. Cepeda was previously Director of Human Resources and Administration at a charitable organization based in New York City.

Cepeda holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College, a Masters of Public Administration from Metropolitan College, and an HR Directors Certificate from Cornell. He also possesses the following professional certifications: Professional Human Resources, Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR-HRCI); Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP); and Strategic Workforce Planning, Human Capital Institute (SWP-HCI).

Jennifer Schwarzchild
Director of Foundation & Government Relations, Development

Jennifer is responsible for managing city, state and federal government grants and contracts, as well as government outreach. Prior to coming to NYLAG, she worked at a consulting firm and interned at the Office of the Mayor of New York City. She received both her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Fordham University.

Alison Sclater
Director, Pro Bono and Volunteer Department

Alison Sclater is NYLAG’s Director of Pro Bono. In this capacity, Ms. Sclater coordinates the recruitment of volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporate legal departments to represent NYLAG clients. Prior to joining NYLAG, Ms. Sclater was the New York Program Coordinator at Pro Bono Net, a non-profit organization that develops online tools to support delivery of legal services and information to low-income individuals. Ms. Sclater has also worked as a litigation associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, served as a law clerk to a federal district court judge, and was a legal fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, where she worked on a variety of women’s health and reproductive rights issues. While attending NYU’s School of Law, Alison interned with NYLAG’s Domestic Violence Clinical Center. Ms. Sclater serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Coordinators’ Network.

Jessica Abreu
Reception & Administrative Assistant

Melissa Boone
Office Manager

Arlene De La Rosa
Human Resources Assistant

London Kirkendall
Senior Grant Writer, Development

London is NYLAG’s senior grant writer, responsible for developing fund-raising proposals for foundations and government agencies on behalf of various Units and projects, and writing reports on NYLAG’s achievements. Prior to joining NYLAG, London spent six years as a grant writer at the Chinese-American Planning Council, the largest provider of social, community and educational services to Chinese Americans in the United States. London holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Bruno Lopez
Messenger & Clerical Assistant

Fatima M’Bae
Messenger & Clerical Assistant

Judith Munoz
Pro Bono Manager, Pro Bono & Volunteer Department

Judith Munoz is NYLAG’s Pro Bono Manager. In this capacity, Judith coordinates the recruitment of volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporate legal departments to represent NYLAG clients. Judith has broad experience working in the public sector. As a law student, she held positions with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Legal Aid Society, and was competitively selected to serve as a full-time judicial intern to a federal district court judge. Judith spent her years prior to law school developing and running a pro bono appeals project at the Medicare Rights Center, in addition to working as a teacher in Ecuador. Judith is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was selected as a Cardozo Public Service Scholar, and Brown University.

Puja Paul
Reception & Administrative Assistant

Wanda Richardson
Reception & Administrative Assistant

Janet Schulze
Grant Writer, Development

Sarah Schulman
Data Analyst & Coordinator, Development

Sarah coordinates NYLAG’s agency-wide data collection and reports to major institutional funders. This includes responsibility for reviewing all closed cases to ensure that client information and outcomes are consistently recorded, providing training to case handlers on how to input the data collection, and managing the case management system. Sarah began her career working in insurance. Sarah graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.B.A in Marketing and Management.