Leadership & Staff

Meet Our Staff

Our talented staff — which includes a number of experts directly impacted by these issues — is a diverse group hailing from many states, countries, and professional backgrounds. What unites us is our shared commitment to improving lives and making America a stronger, safer place.

Ama Akoto

Creative Communications Associate, ISWI Initi

Ana Aldazabal

Informed Immigrant Program Specialist

Jenny Barin

Director of Projects & Systems, Immigration

Daniela Chomba

People Ops & Office Manager

Pamela Chomba

Director of State Immigration Campaigns

Wise Clairvoyant

Multimedia Producer

Chris Coger

Head of Technology

Phillip Connor

Senior Demographer

Mark Delich

Director of Congressional Affairs

Mary Erickson

Operations and Grants Manager

Juan Escalante

Digital Campaigns Director

Luis Espino

Senior Product Manager

Rubi Flores

Research and Policy Associate, Immigration

Nana Fobi-Agyeman

Staff Accountant

Alida Garcia

Vice President, Advocacy

Zaira Garcia

Texas State Director

Jennifer Givens

Human Resources Manager

Jamil Hamilton

Research and Policy Senior Associate

Susie Haslett

Director of Immigration Capacity Building

Diego Huaman

Social Media Manager

Ted Hutchinson

Florida Immigration State Director

Famata Jalloh

Campaigns Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Rob Jesmer

Strategic Consultant

Elissa Johnson

Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, Criminal Justice Reform

Alesha Judkins

Mississippi State Director

Kaytia King

Creative Communications Associate

Kenzi Laceste

Senior Product Manager

Emily Levett

Manager of Planning and Development

Matthew Lochman

Creative Director

Champo Mapulanga


Leslie Arely Martinez

Informed Immigrant Director

Peter Mayer

Senior Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Marissa Molina

Colorado State Immigration Director

Julia Monroe

Communications Associate, Immigration

Ivette Morataya

Informed Immigrant Outreach Director

Hemly Ordonez

Head of Digital Campaigns

Maria Praeli

Deputy Director Government Relations & Coalit

Ali Procopio

University Program Director

Jaime Rangel

Georgia Immigration Manager

Felicity Rose

Policy and Research Manager, Criminal Justice

Alexis Sacasas

Director, Organizational Initiatives

jasmine Sankofa

Policy and Research Manager, Criminal Justice Reform

Todd Schulte

President & Executive Director

Alison Silveira

Senior Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Alana Sivin

Criminal Justice Reform

Eddie A. Taveras

Political Director, Immigration Campaigns

Drew Toal

Senior Writer

Keenan Toohey

Director of Content Planning and Delivery

Zoë Towns

Vice President, Criminal Justice Reform

Maria Vanegas

Senior Information Systems Associate

Board Members

Candice C. Jones

Board Member
FWD.us Education Fund

President & CEO, Public Welfare Foundation

Andrew Pincus

Board Member
FWD.us, FWD.us Education Fund

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

David Plouffe

Board Chair
FWD.us, FWD.us Education Fund

Policy Strategist in Residence, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Lorella Praeli

Board Member

Co-President, Community Change and Community Change Action

Erika Rottenberg

Board Member
FWD.us, FWD.us Education Fund

General Counsel, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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