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Rivera, Lisa – President & CEO
Adess, Shani – Vice President
Ball, Courtney – Chief Diversity and People Officer
Jeffrey, Randal – General Counsel
Judge, Lateef – Database & Reporting Administrator
Maxwell, Jill – Vice President
Meyers, Sara – Chief Operating Officer
Anderson Ward, Emily – Director, Institutional Giving & Government Relations
Adler, Gillian – Manager, Development Operations and Reporting
Bruswitz, Marianne – Senior Grants and Data Coordinator
Concha, Mario – Receptionist
Green, Joseph – Temporary Administrative Assistant
Grosz, Maya – Director of Training
Guerra, Nichole – Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
Herman, Tiffany – Associate Director, Human Resources
Malinowski, Liana – Development Coordinator
Marshall, Molly – Executive Assistant
M’Bae, Fatima – Senior Office Coordinator
McDuffie, Moriah – Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Mena, Bryant – Office Manager
Patterson, Seanna – Benefits & Payroll Manager
Robinson, Shawna – People & Culture Coordinator
Rodriguez, Sara – Director of Communications
Rosario, Andrés – Accounts Payable Coordinator
Sordetto, Blair – Associate Director of Operations & Technology
Svensson, Alana – Grant Officer
Tunstall, Demarttice – Human Resources Assistant
Uddin, Sunny – Administrative Clerk
Velasquez, Diana – Grants & Data Coordinator
White, Najae – Grants and Data Coordinator

Harris Dobbert, Sirrah – Director of Outreach and Access to Justice Programs
Barrientos, Maria – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Bodell, Cole – Staff Attorney
Kramer, Michael – Law Graduate
Medina, Elliot – Driver
Joaquin Avila, Brenda – Coordinating Paralegal
López, Daniela – Intake Specialist/Paralegal Case Handler
Rodriguez, Jackeline – Associate Supervising Attorney

Schlick, Daphne – Director
Cantanno, Rose Marie – Associate Director
Archila, Tanya – Paralegal
Bachrach, Shoshana – Staff Attorney
Bancone, Sarah – Paralegal
Brennan, Jane – Staff Attorney
Caplow, Yonit – Staff Attorney
Chung, Sarah – Staff Attorney
Cook, Jenni – Temporary Staff Attorney
Eberts, Noelle  – Supervising Attorney
Fields, Marah – Staff Attorney
Foote, Will – Temporary Paralegal
Ginsburg, Rafi – Law Graduate
Gkalinto, Maria Akosta – Paralegal
Howe, Julie Anne- Coordinating Senior Attorney
Hoxha, Florida – Staff Attorney
Irvin, Alexandra – Paralegal
Jacobs, Joelle – Paralegal
Park, Anna – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Quintero-Retis, Alba – Paralegal
Ramroop, Nikki – Staff Attorney
Rayavarapu, Gita – Supervising Attorney
Shi, Amanda Lu – Staff Attorney
Tallarico, Shanna – Senior Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Tang, Yimeng Hazel – Paralegal
Vera, Soleil – Paralegal
Waldman, Laura – Paralegal
Warshaw, J. Max – Staff Attorney

Blum, Alex – Senior Staff Attorney
Bravo, Denise – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Chen, Alexandra – Staff Attorney
Febus, Joanne – Staff Attorney
Goodlof, Victoria – Supervising Attorney
Hacker, Jacquelin – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Ibanez, Mario – Paralegal
Katzman, Jennifer – Senior Staff Attorney
Page-Pollard, Olivia – Staff Attorney
Park, Yuna – Law Graduate
Paul, Puja – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Thomason, Kathryn – Paralegal
Wallner, Mina – Supervising Attorney
Zagha, Annie Lauren – Staff Attorney
Zamora, Lauren – Staff Attorney 
Zhen, Tuozhi – Senior Supervising Attorney

González, Mel – Project Director
Adelman Cabral, Maya – Paralegal
Bromberg, Katherine – Senior Staff Attorney
Devins, Elissa – Coordinating Senior Attorney

Wallach, Rebecca – Director
Abbott, Christian – Law Graduate / Borchard Fellow
Arellano, Anna- Staff Attorney
Bogart, Valerie – Of Counsel
Cardenas, Ana Maria – Staff Attorney
Claros Benitez, Jackelinne – Paralegal Fellow
Grimaldi, Michele – Paralegal
Holtzman, Rachel – Equal Justice Works Fellow/Staff Attorney
Kipnis, Jennifer – Paralegal
Murray, Kelly Ann – Supervising Attorney
Porcher, Elliot – Paralegal
Siwiec, Monica – Law Graduate
Travitsky, Peter – Supervising Attorney

Lavan, Alison – Chief Financial Officer
Dabush, Miriam – Fiscal Director
Gabriel, Dianne – Senior Accountant
Perez, Jacqueline – Controller  
Razuvanova, Lyudmila – Grants Accounting Supervisor

Parra, Damara – Director
Burda, Ervis – Supervising Financial Counselor
Cedeno, Ruth – Senior Financial Counselor
DeCoteau, Peterson – Financial Counselor
Gonzalez, Ivan – Financial Counselor
Krumpter, Kathleen – Coordinating Senior Financial Counselor
Orbe, Henry – Senior Financial Counselor
Regan, Brendan – Financial Counselor
Rojas, Alma – Senior Financial Counselor
Ruiz, Jorge – Senior Financial Counselor
Tarazona, Zaida – Senior Financial Counselor

Ziesemer, Jodi – Co-Director
Chua, Melissa – Co-Director
Reiff, Lauren – Associate Director
Arellano, Matilde – Paralegal
Avrasina, Olga – Supervising Attorney
Balouch, Omar Ahmad – Paralegal
Brodsky, Marina – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Casamenti, Sadie – Staff Attorney/IJC Fellow
Chao, Jennifer – Senior Staff Attorney
Chen, Deborah – Supervising Attorney
Chung, Sonya – Staff Attorney
Cutler, Allison – Supervising Attorney
Davila, Dominique – Law Graduate
Delgado, Jamyle – Temporary Paralegal
Dolich, Yuliya – Paralegal
Fernandez, Daysi – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Garcia-Syngros, Maria Fernanda – Law Graduate / Equal Justice Works Fellow
Gil, Lisbeth – Administrative Assistant
Goldfarb, Shelley – Senior Staff Attorney
Goldgisser, Paul – Temporary Paralegal
Gonzales, Iris – Staff Attorney 
Goradze, Liudmyla – Temporary Paralegal 
Granados, William – Staff Attorney
Hardeo, Polliann – Coordinating Senior Staff Attorney
Hu, Alexander – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Huel Abreu, Maria – Supervising Paralegal
Imanipassand, Nilu – Law Graduate
Katzman, Jennifer – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Kazakina, Alla – Supervising Attorney
Khokhar, Tayyaba – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Kim, Min – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Kostes, Lauren Nicole – Supervising Attorney
Lopez, Yarys – Temporary Paralegal
Lucero, Diana – Paralegal 
Maltez, Melissa – Senior Paralegal and DOJ-Accredited Representative
Mann, Kyle – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Maria, Melissa – Supervising Attorney
Marroquin, Jessica – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Meléndez Margarida, Maru – Staff Attorney
Melo, Mathias Joshua – Staff Attorney
Mitchell, Valerie – Senior Staff Attorney
Morgan, Safiya – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Pacheco, Jennifer –  Senior Staff Attorney
Packs, James – Staff Attorney/ Immigrant Justice Corps. Fellow
Page- Pollard, Olivia – Staff Attorney
Palacios, Diana – Staff Attorney
Park, Jinsun – Supervising Attorney
Pena Gonzalez, Daniela – Staff Attorney/ Immigrant Justice Corps. Fellow
Pinkhasova, Elvira – Supervising Attorney
Ramirez Trejo, Jorge Eduardo – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Remy, Benjamin – Senior Staff Attorney
Rodriguez, Andreina – Paralegal
Rodriguez, Katherine – Paralegal
Rodriguez Martine, Lizaury – Staff Attorney 
Rojas, Nicole – Paralegal
Romero-Garcia, Sthelyn – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Rosen, Diana – Staff Attorney
Rozov, Natalia – Senior Paralegal
Saharig, Maybeline – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Saydaliev, Shahzod – Senior Paralegal
Sebastian-Cecilio, Delia – Paralegal 
Sharma, Astha – Senior Staff Attorney
Teklehaimanot, Yosi – Law Graduate
Tellechea, Teresa – Paralegal
Wissow, Leah – Supervising Attorney
Zhang, Grace – Senior Paralegal

Retkin, Randye – Director
Bartholome, Mei Li – Temporary Staff Attorney
Brandfield, Julie – Associate Director
Attar, Nicole – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Babayeva, Julie – Supervising Attorney
Bishop, Brenda – Coordinating Attorney
Campigotto, Maria – Supervising Attorney
Cano, Paula – Paralegal
Chacon, Gloria – Supervising Attorney
Charap, Emma – Staff Attorney
Chen, Kelly – Senior Staff Attorney
Cho, Lisa – Temporary Staff Attorney
Condon, Jacqueline – Staff Attorney
Davis, Brendan – Supervising Attorney
Dilday, K.A. – Staff Attorney
Dooley, Katelyn – Staff Attorney
Dowd, William – Volunteer
Dutan, Karen – Paralegal
Dutta, Sukanya – Senior Staff Attorney
Escobar, Ana Maria – Paralegal
Herron, Adam – Senior Staff Attorney
Hodgkins, Emily – Staff Attorney
Hunter, Alison – Staff Attorney
Ilic, Vilma – Staff Attorney
Ipuz-Rengifo, Carlos – Senior Paralegal
Kobayashi, Yoko – Staff Attorney 
Kwong, Julia – Senior Staff Attorney
Meyer, Simone – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Minkoff, Lia – Legal Program Manager
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
Tameez, Naji’A – Senior Staff Attorney
Terrero, Alicia, Paralegal
Tinubu, Norma – Senior Supervising Attorney
Tulchinsky, Monica – Senior Staff Attorney
Walker, Hannah – Staff Attorney
Waaramaa, Alyssa – Staff Attorney
Weiss, Michelle – Staff Attorney  
Wolf, Debra – Senior Supervising Attorney
Zablow, Sheila – Senior Staff Attorney
Zylstra, Zack – Temporary Staff Attorney

Betz, Heather – Director
Avila, Debbie – Paralegal
O’Farrell, Nicholas – Staff Attorney
Rode, Jensen Russell – Staff Attorney/ Cornell Law Fellow
Russo, Lara – Staff Attorney
Wayne, Adena – Coordinating Senior Staff Attorney

Delruelle, Antoinette – Senior Staff Attorney

Samuel, Amira – Director of Volunteer and Program Coordinator
Sai, Nancy – Pro Bono Coordinator
Tamaya, Wilma – Pro Bono Coordinator, Clinics
Tirado, Destiny – Volunteer Program Coordinator

Beckles, Nairuby – Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Beckford, Jada-Tate – Temporary Paralegal
Circelli, Beatriz – Paralegal
Eck, William – Stanford Law Fellow
Montgomery-Brown, Kristian E. – Federal Legal Services Graduate Fellow
Ramsey, Ashley – Paralegal
Taylor, Jimmy – Staff Attorney
Tecimer, Natalie – Temporary Staff Attorney
Toes, Susanne – Staff Attorney

Hunter, Maria – Director
Biberman, Abby – Associate Director
Azzinari, Sian – Staff Attorney
Baratt, Victoriya – Senior Staff Attorney
Berkman, Deborah – Supervising Attorney, Project Director
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
Gonzalez, Angela Eslava – Paralegal Case Handler
Greenberg, Julia – Associate Supervising Attorney
Hor, Albert – Senior Staff Attorney
Horn, Graham – Staff Attorney
Hurwitz, Miriam – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Jung, Samuel – Staff Attorney
Lasam, Carmina – Senior Paralegal
Lopez, Bruno – Paralegal
Meier-Castillo, Annalisa – Supervising Paralegal
Mumtaz, Nooram – Law Graduate
Mychak, Marta – Associate Supervising Attorney
Nuñez, Stephanie – Intake Specialist/Paralegal Case Handler
Perez, Shantal – Paralegal
Quintanilla, Blanca – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Shahinfar, Erin – Staff Attorney
Shetrit, Kseniya – Senior Supervising Attorney
Shugar, Nic – Law Graduate
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
Higgins, Calleigh – Law Graduate/Equal Justice Works Fellow
Jin, Minjung – Staff Attorney
Yadoo, Courtney – Staff Attorney

Tarantolo, Danielle – Director
Ashburn, Andrea – Law Graduate/Columbia Law Fellow
Fetrow, Kate – Senior Staff Attorney
Geiger, Julia – Law Graduate
Higgins, Calleigh – Equal Justice Works Fellow
Jois, Elizabeth – Supervising Attorney
Killen, Judith – Temporary Staff Attorney
Miranda, Genesis – Senior Staff Attorney
Ranucci, Jessica – Supervising Attorney
Russell, Julia – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Toruno, Benji – Paralegal

Fox, Jonathan – Director
Campanelli, Edward – Associate Director
Guzman, Carla – Associate Director
Adams, Q – Staff Attorney
Alzendani, Amal – Staff Attorney
Anderson, Katelynn – Staff Attorney
Antoine, Berlotte – Senior Paralegal
Bash, Jon – Staff Attorney
Baum, Navruz – Paralegal
Bedayn, Junie – Paralegal
Belkin, Anna – Staff Attorney
Bertolino, Alexandra Jane – Staff Attorney
Brennan, Kathleen – Senior Supervising Attorney
Carroll, Melissa – Staff Attorney
Chalisa, Aziz – Law Graduate
Chiel, Ethan – Staff Attorney
Christensen, Dana – Supervising Attorney
Christofi, Elena – Law Graduate
Cohen, Sophie – Temporary Associate Supervising Attorney
Coretz, Adam – Staff Attorney
Cortez, Nicolas – Paralegal
Deen, Shanna – Staff Attorney
De Genarro, Adriano – Staff Attorney
Doar, Michael – Staff Attorney
Doerre Torres, Isabelle – Paralegal
Doescher, Valerie – Temporary Staff Attorney
Duffus, Dominique – Staff Attorney
Duran-Buchsbaum, Julietta – Law Graduate
Edwards, Elliot – Senior Staff Attorney
Feingold, Zara – Associate Supervising Attorney
Felix, Samantha – Law Graduate
Garcia, Jeanyna – Paralegal
Giler, Diana – Paralegal
Ginzburg, Dina – Paralegal
Guaman, Carolyn – Paralegal
Harstead, Simone – Staff Attorney
Hasan, Raina – Law Graduate
Hagood, Myles – Law Graduate
Hess, Mark – Senior Supervising Attorney
Howden, Anthony – Coordinating Attorney
Iacono-Henderson, Angelica – Law Graduate
Imazu, Marisa – Supervising Attorney
Jastremski, Elisa – Staff Attorney
Johnson, Nate – Staff Attorney
Jung, Dana – Law Graduate
Kats, Irina – Staff Attorney
Kirdahy, James – Staff Attorney
Kotowski, Michael – Law Graduate
Lannone, Gwen – Law Graduate
Lansbury, Alexandra – Staff Attorney
Leggat, Maya – Staff Attorney
Liguori, Karol C. – Law Graduate
Loui, Ryan – Law Graduate
Luft, Anna – Supervising Attorney, Project Director
Lynch, Keegan – Staff Attorney
Maher, Lindsey – Paralegal
McClean, Holli – Staff Attorney
McInnis, Dejanai – Associate Staff Attorney
McNamara, Ryan – Staff Attorney
Meier-Castillo, Annalisa – Supervising Paralegal
Miller, Bobbi – Staff Attorney
Miramon, Denisse – Paralegal
Molyneaux, Cameron – Staff Attorney
Morales, Nadia – Law Graduate
Moreta, Yiquiara –  Paralegal 
Morgan, Hayden – Staff Attorney
Neuhaus, Benjamin – Staff Attorney
Oprasic, Selma – Staff Attorney 
Papaiacovou, Christos – Law Graduate
Parker, Fallon – Staff Attorney
Pires, Shelly – Coordinating Paralegal
Preville, Tracy – Senior Staff Attorney
Quest, Dillon – Staff Attorney
Rahman, Abeed – Law Graduate
Reisman, Andrew – Staff Attorney
Riser, Jared – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Rodriguez, Andres – Paralegal
Romero Tepale, Marcela – Senior Paralegal
Rosenthal, Lindsey – Staff Attorney
Rugg, Molly – Staff Attorney
Ruttenberg, Raphael – Senior Staff Attorney
Salomone, Olivia – Law Graduate
Sánchez-Pagán, Iván – Staff Attorney
Sánchez-Vela, Clara – Paralegal
Sawyer, Lily – Staff Attorney
Seelinger, Sav – Staff Attorney
Segre, Jade – Senior Paralegal
Sheedy, Marianna – Law Graduate
Shump, Nicolas – Staff Attorney
Soto, Aura – Law Graduate
Stafford, Michael – Law Graduate
Steiner, William – Staff Attorney
Stertzer, Jess – Staff Attorney
Susano Trujeque, Maribel – Paralegal
Tanner, Tyler – Staff Attorney
Tapia, Paola – Paralegal 
Tec Moo, Rogelio – Coordinating Senior Paralegal
Toke, Alex – Staff Attorney
Tourangeau, James – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Toussaint, Kevin – Staff Attorney
Tseng, Vania – Supervising Attorney
Vazquez, Marisol – Law Graduate
Verbit, Zachary – Law Graduate
Walser, Miles – Coordinating Senior Attorney
Weaver, Amber – Staff Attorney
Weisberg, Adina – Supervising Attorney
Yankson, Michele – Supervising 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