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STAFF

Rivera, Lisa – President & CEO
Ball, Courtney – Chief Diversity and People Officer
Jeffrey, Randal – General Counsel
Meyers, Sara – Chief Operating Officer
Murphy, Helen – Director of Development
Anderson Ward, Emily – Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving
Ballard, Zach – Data Analyst
Concha, Mario – Receptionist
Friedson, Madeleine – Grant Writer
Gaffney, Victoria – Grant Writer
Grosz, Maya – Director of Training
Khasawneh, Nadia – Director of Communications
Levin, Lu – Executive Assistant
M’Bae, Fatima – Office Coordinator
Patterson, Seanna – Benefits & Payroll Coordinator
Poleon, Renata – Human Resources Assistant
Richardson, Wanda – Administrative Assistant
Robinson, Shawna – People & Culture Coordinator
Rosario, Andrés – Operations Coordinator
Samson, Max – Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Sordetto, Blair – Operations Manager
VanSpeybroeck, Madeline – Development Assistant

Schlick, Daphne – Director
Cantanno, Rose Marie – Associate Director
Chung, Sarah – Law Graduate
Archila, Tanya – Paralegal
Bachrach, Shoshana – Staff Attorney
Bala Sharma, Rubi – Staff Attorney
Cruz, Eliana – Paralegal
Eberts, Noelle  – Supervising Attorney
Howe, Julie Anne- Senior Staff Attorney
Hoxha, Florida – Staff Attorney
Irvin, Alexandra – Paralegal
Nanji, Ali – Paralegal
Park, Anna – Senior Staff Attorney
Platt, Anna – Supervising Paralegal
Rayavarapu, Gita – Senior Staff Attorney
Rosenthal, Sarah – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Simone, Emilie – Staff Attorney
Tallarico, Shanna – Supervising Attorney
Waldman, Laura – Paralegal

Beltz, Amanda – Director
Adess, Shani – Associate Director
Blum, Alex – Staff Attorney
Bravo, Denise – Paralegal
Goodlof, Victoria – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Hacker, Jacquelin – Staff Attorney
Katzman, Jennifer – Staff Attorney
Paul, Puja – Senior Paralegal
Sharma, Astha – Staff Attorney
Wallner, Mina – Senior Staff Attorney
Loghmani, Tania – 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

Abbott, Christian – Law Graduate
Bogart, Valerie – Director
Arellano, Anna- Staff Attorney
Garcia-Elliot, Kristine – Medicaid Long Term Care Access Fellow
Grimaldi, Michele – Paralegal
Murray, Kelly Ann – Coordinating Attorney
Perez, Sofia – Paralegal
Siwiec, Monica – Staff Attorney
Travitsky, Peter – Associate Supervising Attorney
Wallach, Rebecca – Supervising Attorney
Ziegler, Emma – Paralegal

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

Gutierrez, Mario – Director
Bancone, Sarah – Financial Counselor
Burda, Ervis – Senior Financial Counselor
Cedeno, Ruth – Senior 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
Brodsky, Marina – Senior Paralegal
Bruswitz, Marianne – Data Coordinator
Chao, Jennifer – Senior Staff Attorney
Casamenti, Sadie – Staff Attorney/IJC Fellow
Chen, Deborah – Supervising Attorney
Cutler, Allison – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Davila, Dominique – Paralegal
Dolich, Yuliya – Paralegal
Drook, Helen – Senior Staff Attorney
Eatroff, Michael – Senior Staff Attorney
Fernandez, Daysi – Paralegal
Geiger, Julia – Fellow/Staff Attorney
Gibson, Elizabeth – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
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 – Staff Attorney
Kazakina, Alla – Supervising Attorney
Khokhar, Tayyaba – Senior Staff Attorney
Kim, Min – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Kostes, Lauren – Senior Staff Attorney
Lissmann, Jonathan – Senior Staff Attorney
Maltez, Melissa – Intake Specialist/Paralegal Case Handler
Mann, Kyle – Coordinating Attorney, Staff Attorney
Maria, Melissa – Senior Staff Attorney
Marroquin, Jessica – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Mitchell, Valerie – Senior Staff Attorney
Melo, Matthias – Staff Attorney
Morgan, Safiya – Coordinating Senior Staff Attorney
Pacheco, Jennifer –  Senior Staff Attorney
Palacios, Diana – Staff Attorney
Park, Jinsun – Supervising Attorney
Pinkhasova, Elvira – Supervising Attorney
Ramirez Trejo, Jorge Eduardo – Senior Staff Attorney
Reiff, Lauren – Supervising Attorney
Remy, Benjamin – Staff Attorney
Rojas, Nicole – Paralegal
Romero, Marcela – Paralegal
Romero-Singh, Sthelyn – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Rozov, Natalia – Senior Paralegal
Saharig, Maybeline – Senior Staff Attorney
Saydaliev, Shahzod – Paralegal
Schiffman-Shilo, Halina – Senior Staff Attorney
Solanke, Simisola – Paralegal
Sosa, Andrea – Paralegal
Strongin, Nina – Senior Paralegal
Tellechea, Teresa – Paralegal
Wissow, Leah – Senior Staff 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
Chappell, Sarah – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Condon, Jacqueline – Staff Attorney
Corona, Christopher – Paralegal
Davis, Brendan – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Duncan, Leah – Grants and Data Coordinator
Dutta, Sukanya – Staff Attorney
Hassall, Eric – Staff Attorney
Herron, Adam – Senior Staff Attorney
Ilic, Vilma – Staff Attorney
Ipuz-Rengifo, Carlos – Paralegal
Kaznowski, Martyna – Staff Attorney
Khawaja, Marium – Staff Attorney
Kwong, Julia – Staff Attorney
Meyer, Simone – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Morris, Elizabeth – Senior Staff Attorney
Needleman, Ira – Senior Staff Attorney
Neff, Adrienne – Senior Staff Attorney
Pereira Bisono, Sarah – Paralegal
Perez-Vargas, Victoire – Senior 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
Sepulveda, Pedro – Senior Paralegal
Sherman, Stuart – Senior Staff Attorney
Sherwin, Howard – Supervising Attorney
Tameez, Naji’A – Senior Staff Attorney
Terrero, Alicia, Paralegal
Tinubu, Norma – Senior Supervising Attorney
Tulchinsky, Monica – Senior Staff Attorney
Walker, Hannah – Staff Attorney
Williams, Hadiya – Staff Attorney
Wolf, Debra – Senior Supervising Attorney
Zablow, Sheila – Senior Staff Attorney

Betz, Heather – Senior Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Avila, Debbie – Paralegal
Wayne, Adena – 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
Valentina Czochanzki – Volunteer Program Assistant
Sai, Nancy – Pro Bono Coordinator

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

Hunter, Maria – Director
Spadafore, Michelle – Senior Supervising Attorney; Project Director, Disability Advocacy Project
Baratt, Victoriya – Senior Staff Attorney
Berkman, Deborah – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Biberman, Abby – Senior Supervising Attorney
Bishop, Tea – Senior Staff Attorney
Cárdenas, Margaret – Paralegal
Colon, Vianka – Senior Paralegal
Fisher, Eliana – Senior Paralegal
Foley, Ryan – Supervising Attorney
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
Jung, Samuel – Staff Attorney
Lasam, Carmina – Senior Paralegal
Lopez, Bruno – Paralegal
Mychak, Marta – Coordinating Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney
Portelli, Christopher – Associate Supervising Attorney
Quintanilla, Blanca – Senior Paralegal
Shahinfar, Erin – Staff Attorney
Shetrit, Kseniya – Supervising Attorney
Siwiec, Monica – Staff Attorney
Taylor, Benjamin – Senior Staff Attorney

Selecky, Jessica – Director
Curran, Elizabeth – Supervising Attorney
Jin, Minjung – Staff Attorney
Nuru, Jah-Asia – Staff Attorney
Yadoo, Courtney – EJW Staff Attorney

Tarantolo, Danielle – Director
Ceron, Janet – Paralegal
Fetrow, Kate – Staff Attorney
Jois, Elizabeth – Senior Staff Attorney
Ranucci, Jessica – Senior Staff Attorney
Robinson, Sandra – Senior Supervising Attorney
Russell, Julia – Senior Staff Attorney

Fox, Jonathan – Director
Campanelli, Edward – Associate Director
Patel, Khushbu – Associate Director
Alzendani, Amal – Staff Attorney
Antoine, Berlotte – Senior Paralegal
Ball, Graham – Staff Attorney
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
Chenoweth, Matthew – Staff Attorney
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
Edwards, Elliot – Staff Attorney
Evans, Sav – Staff Attorney
Feingold, Zara – Staff Attorney
Feldman, Samuel – Staff Attorney
Giler, Diana – Paralegal
Guaman, Carolyn – Paralegal
Guzman, Carla – Supervising Attorney
Harstead, Simone – Law Graduate
Hernandez, Melina – Paralegal
Hess, Mark – Senior Supervising Attorney
Howden, Anthony – Staff Attorney
Hudson, Jennifer – Senior Supervising Attorney
Iacono-Henderson, Angelica – Law Graduate
Imazu, Marisa – Supervising Attorney
Kerr, Julia – Staff Attorney
Kirdahy, James – Staff Attorney
Kramer, Michael – Law Graduate
Lee, Randi – Senior Staff Attorney
Luft, Anna – Associate 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
Nelsen-Epstein, Dylan – Staff Attorney
Neuhaus, Benjamin – Staff Attorney
O’Leary-Tagiuri, Lea – Staff Attorney
Ortiz, Oscar – Staff Attorney
Papaiacovou, Christian – Staff Attorney
Pires, Shelly – Paralegal
Preville, Tracy – Staff Attorney
Pujara, Munir – Senior Supervising Attorney
Redd, Alexis – Staff Attorney
Regas, Ben – Paralegal
Reisman, Andrew – Staff Attorney
Riser, Jared – Staff Attorney
Rodriguez, Andres – Paralegal
Rosenthal, Lindsey – Staff Attorney
Rugg, Molly – Staff Attorney
Ruiz, Brenda – Paralegal
Russo, Lara – Staff Attorney
Ruttenberg, Raphael – Senior Staff Attorney
Segre, Jade – Paralegal
Silverman, Oren – Staff Attorney
Stafford, Michael – Law Graduate
Stebbins, Anna – Staff Attorney
Steiner, William – Staff Attorney
Stertzer, Jessica – Staff Attorney
Sundel, Nathaniel – Staff Attorney
Susano, Maribel – Paralegal
Tec Moo, Rogelio – Coordinating Paralegal, Senior Paralegal
Toruno, Camilo – Paralegal
Tseng, Vania – Supervising Attorney
Walser, Miles – Staff Attorney
Weisberg, Adina – Supervising Attorney
Yurcik, Allison – Supervising Attorney
Zurhmuhlen, Jacqueline – Staff Attorney

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Lisa Rivera

President & CEO

Lisa is part of NYLAG’s senior leadership, overseeing our legal programs, professional training programs for staff, and strategic planning. She joined NYLAG in 2003 as a staff attorney, and since then has held numerous positions, including acting director and associate director of the Matrimonial & Family Law Unit, where she supervised a team of dedicated advocates representing survivors of intimate partner violence in family, matrimonial, and immigration law matters, and director of strategic initiatives. Earlier, Lisa worked at the National District Attorney’s Association where she assisted in developing trainings on domestic violence, sexual assault, and forensic evidence. Lisa co-directs the Domestic Violence Clinical Center in conjunction with St. John’s University School of Law, where she is 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