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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.

Sam Aguilar

Georgia State Director

Ama Akoto

Communications Coordinator

Jasmin Aviña

Project Manager

Jenny Barin

Director of Projects & Systems, Immigration

Laura Bennett

State Policy Manager, Criminal Justice Reform

Ali Blake

Social Media Associate

Peter Boogaard

Communications Director

Sam Cervantes

Research Associate

Daniela Chomba

D.C. Office Manager, People & Operations Associate

Pamela Chomba

Director of State Immigration Campaigns

Chris Coger

Head of Technology

Cammie Croft

Chief Community Officer; Managing Director, S.F. HQ

Mark Delich

Director of Federal Policy & Government Relations

Leezia Dhalla

Press Manager

Olivia Elder

Partnerships and Engagement Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Adina Ellis Cato

Deputy Communications Director

Mary Erickson

People & Operations Manager

Juan Escalante

Digital Campaigns Manager, Immigration

Luis Espino

Product Manager

Mai Fawaz

Social Media Manager

Martin Froger Silva

Multimedia Producer

Shen Gao

Product Manager

Alida Garcia

Vice President, Advocacy

Zaira Garcia

Texas State Director

Chris Golden

Digital Advertising & Rapid Response Director

Shanna Gong

Oklahoma State Director, Criminal Justice Reform

Susie Haslett

Director of Immigration Capacity Building

Karely Hernandez

Communications Manager

Rodney Holcombe

New York State Director, Criminal Justice Reform

Ted Hutchinson

Florida State Director

Famata Jalloh

Executive Assistant, Criminal Justice Reform

Rob Jesmer

Strategic Consultant

Elissa Johnson

Arizona State Director, Criminal Justice Reform

Alesha Judkins

Mississippi State Director, Criminal Justice Reform

Kaytia King

Deputy Director, ISWI Initiative - Partnerships

Amy LaThanh

Chief of Staff, Community Department

Emily Levett

State Policy Manager, Criminal Justice Reform

Doug Lewis

Policy Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Champo Mapulanga

Accounting Manager

Jen Martin

Director, I Stand With Immigrants Initiative

Leslie Arely Martinez

Informed Immigrant Team Lead

Jack Mejía-Cuéllar

S.F. Office Manager, Executive Assistant

Carlton Miller

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Marissa Molina

Colorado State Immigration Director

Julia Monroe

Surrogate Program Assistant

Ivette Morataya

Informed Immigrant Outreach Director

Andrew Moriarty

Deputy Director of Federal Policy

Hemly Ordonez

Director of Digital Campaigns

Maria Praeli

Government Relations Manager

Ali Procopio

University Program Director

Surin Ramkissoon

Chief Operating Officer

Jaime Rangel

Georgia Immigration Associate

Joella Roberts

University Program Coordinator

Giancarla Rojas-Mendoza

Fellows Program Manager

Felicity Rose

Research and Policy Director, Criminal Justice Reform

Alexis Sacasas

Special Assistant to the President & Project Coordinator

Todd Schulte

President

Nezly Silva

Research Manager

Eddie A. Taveras

New York State Immigration Director

Drew Toal

Senior Writer

Keenan Toohey

Director of Content Planning & Delivery

Zoë Towns

Senior Criminal Justice Reform Director

LaGloria Wheatfall

Communications Manager, Criminal Justice Reform

Niyah White

Policy Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Chell Zeng

Design Director

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