Development & Administration

Caprice R. Jenerson
Director, Pro Bono & Volunteer Unit

Caprice is NYLAG’s Director of the Pro Bono and Volunteer Unit, responsible for coordinating the agency’s extensive pro bono program. Prior to joining NYLAG, Caprice was Senior Resource Counsel with the Clemency Project 2014, where she was responsible for the recruitment and training of nearly 4,000 lawyers to provide pro bono assistance to federal inmates seeking to have their sentences commuted or reduced by the President of the United States.  She is a veteran attorney with 20 years’ experience in all phases of criminal and civil litigation as well as appellate advocacy.  She has worked as a legal consultant to a variety of law firms and solo practitioners and as an associate and principal at several private firms. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law.

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.

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.

Wanda Richardson
Reception & Administrative Assistant

Janet Schulze
Grant Writer, Development