Administrative Staff
Robert Bertisch, Esq., Executive Director
Michael Spillane, Director of Finance & Administration
Noelle Smith, Administrative and Grants Coordinator
Harreen Bertisch, Director of Development
Michelle Gale, Development Associate
Neil Birch, Special Events Assistant
Nicole Francis, Senior Accountant
Shane Ramsaroop, Senior Accountant
Robin D’Amato, Fiscal Assistant
Pat James, Senior Legal Secretary
Janie Chavez, Receptionist/Intake Specialist
Mara Andrade, Receptionist/Intake Specialist

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY

 Children’s Healthcare Advocacy Project
Robert Bertisch, Supervising Attorney
Jerry Leakey, Staff Attorney
Margarita Medrano, Paralegal

 Education Advocacy Project
Melissa Duncan, Supervising Attorney
Erin Cantelmo, Staff Attorney
Danielle Capitini, Staff Attorney
Erica Sonn, Staff Attorney
Deborah Berger, Education Advocate
Lisa Santos, Paralegal

 Foster Children’s Project
James Walsh, Supervising Attorney
John Walsh, Supervising Attorney
Jorge Anton, Staff Attorney
Sarah Cohen, Staff Attorney
Jennifer Gardner, Staff Attorney
Amy Genet, Staff Attorney
Kirsten Herndon, Staff Attorney
Elaine Martens, Staff Attorney
Amber McMichael, Staff Attorney
Kelly Moore-Bertisch, Staff Attorney
Tim Stevens, Staff Attorney
Cassandra Ward, Staff Attorney
Lindsay Watkins, Staff Attorney
Maisa Wells, Staff Attorney
Lesley Bartick, Social Work Clinical Supervisor
Lara Cunningham, Permanency Planner
Kelly Easton, Social Worker
Nicole Schoepf, Social Worker
Keisha Carter, Paralegal
Jennifer Miller, Paralegal
Jessica Singer, Paralegal
Ebonie Taylor, Paralegal
Anna Veguez, Paralegal
Rachel Ware, Paralegal
Scott Easton, Admin/Facilities
Ben Willis, Database Specialist/IT Support

 Juvenile Advocacy Project
James Walsh, Supervising Attorney
John Walsh, Supervising Attorney
Andrew Batog, Staff Attorney
Kristen Flynn, Staff Attorney
Drew Hanley, Staff Attorney
Alex Lohman, Staff Attorney
Sloan Patterson, Staff Attorney
Nazli Sonmez Matt, Staff Attorney
Angie Brafford, Paralegal
Tara Riddell, Paralegal
Natalie Rivera, Social Worker

 Project DULCE
John Foley, Supervising Attorney
Sandra Powery Moses, Staff Attorney
Lesley Bartick, Social Work Clinical Supervisor
Krystine Fuster, Family Specialist
Deneisha Watson, Family Specialist
Jeanne Heaton, Data Entry Specialist

 Relative Caregivers Project
Judith Migdal-Mack, Supervising Attorney
Lanice Peterson, Paralegal

FAMILY ADVOCACY

 Domestic Violence Project
Kathryn Oleksy, Supervising Attorney
Bianca Gentile, Staff Attorney
Blake Hanley, Staff Attorney
Ramona Hupp, Staff Attorney
Jane Morin, Staff Attorney
Ileana Russo, Staff Attorney
Alison St. John, Paralegal
Norys Torres, Paralegal

 Family Law Project
Ross Baer, Supervising Attorney
Vanessa Arrieta, Staff Attorney
Jennifer Rothman, Paralegal
Amy Severson, Paralegal

ELDER ADVOCACY

 Elder Law Project
Tequisha Myles, Supervising Attorney
Jeffery Jones, Staff Attorney
Melva Rozier, Staff Attorney
Christina Bruno, Paralegal
Pearlie Moore, Paralegal
Miriam Perez, Paralegal

 Public Guardianship Project
Rena Taylor, Supervising Attorney
Libby Spillane, Paralegal
Rabin Armogan, Social Worker
Diane Charette, Case Worker
Penny Maitner, Case Worker
Kathy Morakis, Social Worker
Stephanie Lewis, Financial Manager
Annette Petty, Financial Assistant

HEALTH ADVOCACY

 Coverage to Care Legal Initiative
Angelia Patterson, Staff Attorney

Medical Legal Partnership Project
John Foley, Supervising Attorney
Sandra Powery Moses, Staff Attorney
Mariné Figueroa, Paralegal
Ana Perez Prince, Paralegal
Jessica Pierre, Legal Assistant

 Ryan White Legal Project
Stephanie Carden, Supervising Attorney
Kristina Rowe, Staff Attorney
Laura Rivera, Paralegal

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS ADVOCACY

 Consumer Advocacy Unit
Tequisha Myles, Supervising Attorney
Rachel Bentley, Staff Attorney
Jenny Rodriguez, Paralegal

 Fair Housing Project
Tequisha Myles, Supervising Attorney
Eneami Bestman, Staff Attorney
Denise Mutamba, Staff Attorney
Amy Pettway, Staff Attorney
Ayn Lee Sing, Staff Attorney/Investigator
Yamil Avivi, Paralegal
Rick Collier, Fair Housing Advocate
Diane Kutney, Paralegal
Christian Lexima, Social Services Navigator
Jameesha Rock, Paralegal
Carlton Smith, Testing Coordinator/Investigator

 Guardian Advocacy Project
Rena Taylor, Supervising Attorney
Jessica Kelson, Case Worker
Stephanie Lewis, Financial Manager
Libby Spillane, Paralegal

 Immigrant Advocacy Project
Shane O’Meara, Supervising Attorney
Paula Carvajal, Staff Attorney
Maryam Kassaee, Staff Attorney
Ana Hurtado, Paralegal
Jessica Pierre, Legal Assistant

 Wage Dispute Project/Community ID Program
John Foley, Supervising Attorney
Vanessa Coe, Staff Attorney
Miriam Jarrett, Paralegal
Ana Casey, Intake Specialist
Sol Couto, Community ID Program Coordinator

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Michael Bacigalupi, Staff Attorney
Rick Collier, Taxpayer Advocate

 Non-Profit Legal Assistance Project
John Foley, In-House Counsel
Ana Casey, Human Resources Generalist

 Pro Bono Project
Kimberly Rommel-Enright, Supervising Attorney
Steven Spaulding, Pro Bono Coordinator
Margarita Medrano, Intake Specialist/Screener

 Volunteers
Dick Abedon, Esq.
Dick Kleid, Esq.
Lawrence Moncrief, J.D.
Georgina Oroso, Esq.
Michael Stern, Esq.
Barry Weiss, Esq.

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