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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

Katie Aragón

Grassroots Communications Manager

Kevin Banatte

Digital Campaigns Manager, Criminal Justice Reform

Jenny Barin

Director of Projects & Systems, Immigration

Laura Bennett

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

Devin Costa

Strategic Communications Coordinator

Cammie Croft

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

Mark Delich

Director of Federal Policy & Government Relations

Leezia Dhalla

Press Manager

Olivia Elder

Staff Assistant, Criminal Justice Reform

Nezly Emiret Silva

Research Manager

Mary Erickson

People & Operations Manager

Luis Espino

Technology Associate

Russ Fagaly

Head of Audience

Martin Froger Silva

Multimedia Specialist

Alida Garcia

Vice President, Advocacy

Zaira Garcia

Texas State Director

Chris Golden

Digital Advertising & Rapid Response Director

Shanna Gong

Senior Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Susie Haslett

Policy Training Director

Ted Hutchinson

Florida State Director

Rob Jesmer

Campaign Manager

Rena Karefa-Johnson

Senior Associate, 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

Jen Martin

Director, I Stand With Immigrants Initiative

Leslie Arely Martinez

Product Manager

Jack Mejía-Cuéllar

S.F. Office Manager, Executive Assistant

Carlton Miller

Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships

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

Giancarla Rojas-Mendoza

Staff Assistant

Felicity Rose

Research and Policy Director, Criminal Justice Reform

Alexis Sacasas

People & Operations Associate

Todd Schulte

President

Huma Shah

Chief of Staff to the President

Drew Toal

Senior Writer

Keenan Toohey

Director of Content Planning & Delivery

Zoë Towns

Senior Criminal Justice Reform Director

Niyah White

Policy Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Chell Zeng

Senior Graphic Designer

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