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STAFF

Rivera, Lisa – President & CEO
Adess, Shani – Vice President
Ball, Courtney – Chief Diversity and People Officer
Jeffrey, Randal – General Counsel
Meyers, Sara – Chief Operating Officer
Anderson Ward, Emily – Director, Institutional Giving & Government Relations
Adler, Gillian – Manager, Development Operations and Reporting
Ballard, Zach – Data Analyst
Bruswitz, Marianne – Grants and Data Coordinator
Concha, Mario – Receptionist
Grosz, Maya – Director of Training
Khasawneh, Nadia – Director of Communications
Levin, Lu – Executive Assistant
M’Bae, Fatima – Office Coordinator
Mena, Bryant – Administrative Clerk
Patterson, Seanna – Benefits & Payroll Coordinator
Poleon, Renata – Human Resources Assistant
Robinson, Shawna – People & Culture Coordinator
Rosario, Andrés – Operations Coordinator
Samson, Max – Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Sordetto, Blair – Operations Manager
VanSpeybroeck, Madeline – Development Coordinator
White, Najae – Grants and Data Coordinator

Schlick, Daphne – Director
Cantanno, Rose Marie – Associate Director
Archila, Tanya – Paralegal
Bachrach, Shoshana – Staff Attorney
Bancone, Sarah – Paralegal
Berkman, Deborah – Supervising Attorney
Chung, Sarah – Staff Attorney
Cruz, Eliana – Paralegal
Demiraj, Valbona – Temporary Law Graduate
Dennis, Abigail – Paralegal
Eberts, Noelle  – Supervising Attorney
Howe, Julie Anne- Senior Staff Attorney
Hoxha, Florida – Staff Attorney
Irvin, Alexandra – Paralegal
Liu, Thomas – Temporary Paralegal
Nanji, Ali – Paralegal
Park, Anna – Senior Staff Attorney
Rayavarapu, Gita – Senior Staff Attorney
Rosenthal, Sarah – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Shi, Amanda Lu – Staff Attorney
Simone, Emilie – Staff Attorney
Tallarico, Shanna – Supervising Attorney
Waldman, Laura – Paralegal

Beltz, Amanda – Director
Adess, Shani – Associate Director
Blum, Alex – Senior Staff Attorney
Bravo, Denise – Paralegal
Chen, Alexandra – Law Graduate
Febus, Joanne – Staff Attorney
Goodlof, Victoria – Supervising Attorney
Griffin, Diana – Staff Attorney
Hacker, Jacquelin – Senior Staff Attorney
Katzman, Jennifer – Senior Staff Attorney
Loghmani, Tania – Staff Attorney
Paul, Puja – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Sharma, Astha – Senior Staff Attorney
Tawde, Aditi – Paralegal
Thomason, Kathryn – Avodah Fellow
Wallner, Mina – Supervising Attorney
Zagha, Annie Lauren – Staff Attorney
Zhen, Tuozhi – Senior Supervising Attorney

Segura, Anamaria – Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Adelman Cabral, Maya – Paralegal
Bromberg, Katherine – Staff Attorney
Devins, Elissa – Senior Staff Attorney

Bogart, Valerie – Director
Wallach, Rebecca – Associate Director
Abbott, Christian – Law Graduate / Borchard Fellow
Arellano, Anna- Staff Attorney
Grimaldi, Michele – Paralegal
Murray, Kelly Ann – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Perez, Sofia – Paralegal
Porcher, Elliot – Paralegal (Avodah Fellow)
Siwiec, Monica – Staff Attorney
Travitsky, Peter – Associate Supervising Attorney
Ziegler, Emma – Paralegal

Lavan, Alison – Chief Financial Officer
Chandler, Joyce – Payroll Specialist
Dabush, Miriam – Fiscal Director
Gabriel, Dianne – Senior Accountant
Razuvanova, Lyudmila – Grants Accounting Supervisor

Gutierrez, Mario – Director
Burda, Ervis – Senior Financial Counselor
Cedeno, Ruth – Senior Financial Counselor
DeCoteau, Peterson – Financial Counselor
Gallego, Jorge – Financial Counselor
Gonzalez, Ivan – Financial Counselor
Hartstein, Gwendolyn – Senior Financial Counselor
Krumpter, Kathleen – Senior Financial Counselor
Orbe, Henry – Senior Financial Counselor
Parra, Damara – Supervising Financial Counselor
Rojas, Alma – Senior Financial Counselor
Ruiz, Jorge – Senior Financial Counselor
Tarazona, Zaida – Senior Financial Counselor

Ziesemer, Jodi – Director
Chua, Melissa – Associate Director
Avrasina, Olga – Supervising Attorney
Balouch, Omar Ahmad – Paralegal
Brodsky, Marina – Senior Paralegal
Casamenti, Sadie – Staff Attorney/IJC Fellow
Chao, Jennifer – Senior Staff Attorney
Chen, Deborah – Supervising Attorney
Choi, Grace – Law Graduate / Yale Law School Fellow
Cutler, Allison – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Davila, Dominique – Paralegal
Dolich, Yuliya – Paralegal
Eatroff, Michael – Senior Staff Attorney
Fernandez, Daysi – Paralegal
Garcia-Syngros, Maria Fernanda – Law Graduate / Equal Justice Works Fellow
Geiger, Julia – Law Graduate
Goldfarb, Shelley – Senior Staff Attorney
Gonzales, Iris – Law Graduate
Granados, William – Staff Attorney
Hardeo, Polliann – Senior Staff Attorney
Hu, Alexander – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Huel Abreu, Maria – Paralegal
Katzman, Jennifer – Senior Staff Attorney
Kazakina, Alla – Supervising Attorney
Khokhar, Tayyaba – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Kim, Min – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Kostes, Lauren Nicole – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Lissmann, Jonathan – Senior Staff Attorney
Maltez, Melissa – Intake Specialist/Paralegal Case Handler
Mann, Kyle – Coordinating Attorney, Staff Attorney
Maria, Melissa – Supervising Attorney
Marroquin, Jessica – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Melo, Mathias Joshua – Law Graduate
Mitchell, Valerie – Senior Staff Attorney
Morgan, Safiya – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Pacheco, Jennifer –  Senior Staff Attorney
Palacios, Diana – Staff Attorney
Park, Jinsun – Supervising Attorney
Pena Gonzalez, Daniela – Law Graduate / Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow
Pinkhasova, Elvira – Supervising Attorney
Pirooz, Parisa  –  Law Graduate
Ramirez Trejo, Jorge Eduardo – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Reiff, Lauren – Senior Supervising Attorney
Remy, Benjamin – Staff Attorney
Rodriguez Marine, Lizaury – Law Graduate
Rojas, Nicole – Paralegal
Romero-Singh, Sthelyn – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Rozov, Natalia – Senior Paralegal
Saharig, Maybeline – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Saydaliev, Shahzod – Paralegal
Sebastian-Cecilio, Delia – Paralegal 
Sharma, Astha – Senior Staff Attorney
Sosa, Andrea – Paralegal
Strongin, Nina – Senior Paralegal
Tellechea, Teresa – Paralegal
Wissow, Leah – Supervising Attorney
Zhang, Grace – Paralegal

Rodriguez, Jackeline – Senior Staff Attorney

Retkin, Randye – Director
Brandfield, Julie – Associate Director
Attar, Nicole – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Babayeva, Julie – Supervising Attorney
Bishop, Brenda – Senior Staff Attorney
Campigotto, Maria – Supervising Attorney
Cano, Paula – Paralegal
Cato, Alexa – Staff Attorney
Chappell, Sarah – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Condon, Jacqueline – Staff Attorney
Corona, Christopher – Paralegal
Davis, Brendan – Supervising Attorney
Duncan, Leah – Grants and Data Coordinator
Dutta, Sukanya – Staff Attorney
Escobar, Ana Maria – Paralegal
Hassall, Eric – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Herron, Adam – Senior Staff Attorney
Hunter, Alison – Temporary Staff Attorney
Hodgkins, Emily – Staff Attorney
Ilic, Vilma – Staff Attorney
Ipuz-Rengifo, Carlos – Paralegal
Kaznowski, Martyna – Senior Staff Attorney
Khawaja, Marium – Staff Attorney
Kwong, Julia – Staff Attorney
Meyer, Simone – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Morris, Elizabeth – Senior Staff Attorney
Moreno, Rachel – Paralegal
Needleman, Ira – Senior Staff Attorney
Neff, Adrienne – Senior Staff Attorney
Pereira Bisono, Sarah – Paralegal
Quatrone, Susan – Senior Staff Attorney
Rivera, Juan – Senior Paralegal
Ruiz, Gerry – Senior Staff Attorney
Schofield, Joseph – Senior Staff Attorney
Seidman, Alison – Special Projects Coordinator
Sherman, Stuart – Senior Staff Attorney
Sherwin, Howard – Supervising Attorney
Stone, Elizabeth – Paralegal
Tameez, Naji’A – Senior Staff Attorney
Terrero, Alicia, Paralegal
Tinubu, Norma – Senior Supervising Attorney
Tulchinsky, Monica – Senior Staff Attorney
Tulsiani, Divya – Paralegal
Walker, Hannah – Staff Attorney
Waaramaa, Alyssa – Staff Attorney
Wolf, Debra – Senior Supervising Attorney
Zablow, Sheila – Senior Staff Attorney

Betz, Heather – Senior Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Avila, Debbie – Paralegal
Forman-Roberts, Ilyssa – Avodah-Paralegal
Wayne, Adena – Staff Attorney

Delruelle, Antoinette – Senior Staff Attorney

Delruelle, Antoinette – Senior Staff Attorney

Harris Dobbert, Sirrah – Director of Outreach and Access to Justice Programs
Arbizo Eric- Senior Staff Attorney
Barrientos, Maria – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Campanella, Steven – Driver
Medina, Elliot – Driver
Joaquin Avila, Brenda – Intake Specialist, Paralegal

Samuel, Amira – Director of Volunteer and Program Coordinator
Czochanski, Valentina – Volunteer Program Assistant
Sai, Nancy – Pro Bono Coordinator
Tamaya, Wilma – Pro Bono Coordinator, Clinics

Tarnofsky, Robyn – Supervising Attorney; Project Director
Muhlheim, Henry – Paralegal
Kurvers, Maia – Paralegal
Ramsey, Ashley – Paralegal
Romo, Hans – Staff Attorney
Toes, Susanne – Staff Attorney

Hunter, Maria – Director
Biberman, Abby – Associate Director
Azzinari, Sian – Staff Attorney
Baratt, Victoriya – Senior Staff Attorney
Berkman, Deborah – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Bishop, Tea – Senior Staff Attorney
Cárdenas, Margaret – Paralegal
Colon, Vianka – Senior Paralegal
Escobar, Wendy Jacqueline – Law Graduate
Foley, Ryan – Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Gellerman, Alena – Senior Staff Attorney
Greenberg, Julia – Associate Supervising Attorney
Hor, Albert – Senior Staff Attorney
Hurtado, Itzel – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Hurwitz, Miriam – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Jung, Samuel – Staff Attorney
Lasam, Carmina – Senior Paralegal
Lopez, Bruno – Paralegal
Mumtaz, Nooram – Law Graduate
Mychak, Marta – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Portelli, Christopher – Associate Supervising Attorney
Quintanilla, Blanca – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Rubinstein, Lily – Avodah Fellow
Shahinfar, Erin – Staff Attorney
Shetrit, Kseniya – Senior Supervising Attorney
Siwiec, Monica – Law Graduate
Spadafore, Michelle –  Senior Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Umunnabuike, Ezinne –  Intake Specialist / Paralegal Case Handler

Selecky, Jessica – Director
Curran, Elizabeth – Supervising Attorney
Eastwood K., Lisa – Temporary Staff Attorney
Jin, Minjung – Staff Attorney
Yadoo, Courtney – Staff Attorney

Tarantolo, Danielle – Director
Ceron, Janet – Coordinating Paralegal
Fetrow, Kate – Senior Staff Attorney
Jois, Elizabeth – Supervising Attorney
Miranda, Genesis – Racial Justice Staff Attorney
Ranucci, Jessica – Senior Staff Attorney
Russell, Julia – Senior Staff Attorney
Oishi, Nina – Yale Law School Fellow

Fox, Jonathan – Director
Campanelli, Edward – Associate Director
Patel, Khushbu – Associate Director
Alzendani, Amal – Staff Attorney
Antoine, Berlotte – Senior Paralegal
Baum, Navruz – Paralegal
Belkin, Anna – Staff Attorney
Bertolino, Alexandra Jane – Staff Attorney
Bisaro, Benjamin – Staff Attorney
Brennan, Kathleen – Senior Supervising Attorney
Brown, Justin – Senior Staff Attorney
Carroll, Melissa – Staff Attorney
Castillo-Meier, Annalisa – Coordinating Paralegal
Christensen, Dana – Supervising Attorney
Cione, Daniel – Staff Attorney
Cohen, Sophie – Staff Attorney
Coretz, Adam – Law Graduate
Cortez, Nicolas – Paralegal
Dauphin, Elidger – Staff Attorney
Deen, Shanna – Staff Attorney
De Genarro, Adriano – Staff Attorney
Demianczuk, Maya – Staff Attorney
De Paulis, Bianca – Staff Attorney
Duffus, Dominique – Staff Attorney
Doar, Michael – Staff Attorney
Edwards, Elliot – Staff Attorney
Escobar, Betty  – Paralegal
Evans, Sav – Law Graduate
Feingold, Zara – Staff Attorney
Feldman, Samuel – Staff Attorney
Giler, Diana – Paralegal
Ginzburg, Dina – Paralegal
Guaman, Carolyn – Paralegal
Guzman, Carla – Senior Supervising Attorney
Harstead, Simone – Law Graduate
Hess, Mark – Senior Supervising Attorney
Howden, Anthony – Staff Attorney
Hudson, Jennifer – Senior Supervising Attorney
Iacono-Henderson, Angelica – Law Graduate
Imazu, Marisa – Supervising Attorney
Johnson, Nathan – Law Graduate
Kerr, Julia – Staff Attorney
Kirdahy, James – Staff Attorney
Kramer, Michael – Staff Attorney
Lee, Ji Hyun – Law Graduate
Luft, Anna – Supervising Attorney
Lynch, Keegan – Staff Attorney
McClean, Holli – Staff Attorney
McInnis, Dejanai – Staff Attorney
Moctezuma, Abimael – Paralegal
Molyneaux, Cameron – Staff Attorney
Morgan, Hayden – Staff Attorney
Meier Castillo, Annalisa – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Nelsen-Epstein, Dylan – Law Graduate
Neuhaus, Benjamin – Staff Attorney
O’Leary-Tagiuri, Rios – Staff Attorney
Papaiacovou, Christos – Law Graduate
Pires, Shelly – Paralegal
Preville, Tracy – Staff Attorney
Pujara, Munir – Senior Supervising Attorney
Regas, Ben – Paralegal
Reisman, Andrew – Staff Attorney
Riser, Jared – Staff Attorney
Rodriguez, Andres – Paralegal
Romero Tepale, Marcela – Paralegal
Rosenthal, Lindsey – Staff Attorney
Rugg, Molly – Staff Attorney
Ruiz, Brenda – Paralegal
Russo, Lara – Staff Attorney
Ruttenberg, Raphael – Senior Staff Attorney
Segre, Jade – Paralegal
Shump, Nicolas – Staff Attorney
Silverman, Oren – Staff Attorney
Stafford, Michael – Law Graduate
Stebbins, Anna – Staff Attorney
Steiner, William – Staff Attorney
Stertzer, Jessica – Staff Attorney
Susano Trujeque, Maribel – Paralegal
Tarantino, Caroline – Staff Attorney
Tec Moo, Rogelio – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Toke, Alex – Staff Attorney
Toruno, Camilo – Paralegal
Tourangeau, James – Coordinating Attorney
Toussaint, Kevin – Staff Attorney
Tseng, Vania – Supervising Attorney
Uddin, Nabila – Law Graduate
Walser, Miles – Coordinating Attorney
Weisberg, Adina – Supervising Attorney
Yurcik, Allison – Supervising Attorney
Zurhmuhlen, Jacqueline – Staff Attorney

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Lisa Rivera

President & CEO

As NYLAG’s president and CEO, Lisa leads a team of 350 staff and a $44 million organizational budget. Her role centers on NYLAG’s strategic growth, with an emphasis on building innovative outreach and pro bono partnerships and strengthening NYLAG’s client-centered, trauma-informed advocacy for New Yorkers in need of civil legal services. Lisa has devoted her entire professional career to advancing social, economic, and racial justice for all New Yorkers. She joined NYLAG in 2003 as a staff attorney and has since held numerous positions including acting director of the Domestic Violence Law Unit, director of strategic initiatives and, most recently, managing attorney overseeing NYLAG’s legal programs, professional training programs for staff, and strategic planning. Prior to joining NYLAG, Lisa worked at the National District Attorney’s Association where she assisted in developing trainings on domestic violence, sexual assault, and forensic evidence. Lisa also co-directed the Domestic Violence Clinical Center in conjunction with St. John’s University School of Law, where she was an adjunct professor.

Education, Awards, & Affiliations:

Bucknell University, B.A.
George Washington University Law School, J.D.
New York County Lawyers’ Association’s Public Service Award, recipient
Courtroom Advocates Award, recipient
Lawyer’s Committee Against Domestic Violence, member
Family Court/Family Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association, former member