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
Harry Wolin, Chief Financial Officer
Shane Ramsaroop, Senior Accountant
Waleed Micheal, Staff Accountant
Narendra Patel, Fiscal Assistant
Pat James, Senior Legal Secretary
Mara Andrade, Receptionist/Intake Specialist


 Education Advocacy Project
Melissa Duncan, Supervising Attorney
Riona Maharaj, Staff Attorney
Destiny Rawls, 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
Kristen Flynn, Staff Attorney
Kirsten Herndon, Staff Attorney
Elaine Martens, Staff Attorney
Kelly Moore-Bertisch, Staff Attorney
Tim Stevens, Staff Attorney
Cassandra Ward, Staff Attorney
Lindsay Watkins, Staff Attorney
Maisa Wells, Staff Attorney
Jodi Greenblatt, Social Work Clinical Supervisor
Kelly Easton, Social Worker
Nicole Schoepf, Social Worker
Jessica Singer, Social Worker
Keisha Carter, Paralegal
Jennifer Miller, Paralegal
Ebonie Taylor, Paralegal
Anna Veguez, Paralegal
Brianna Veguez, Paralegal
Rachel Ware, Paralegal
Scott Easton, Admin/Facilities

 Juvenile Advocacy Project
James Walsh, Supervising Attorney
John Walsh, Supervising Attorney
Andrew Batog, Staff Attorney
William Bolinger, Staff Attorney
Lauren Clifton, Staff Attorney
Nazli Matt, Staff Attorney
Amber McMichael, Staff Attorney
Samantha Bowman, Paralegal/Database Assistant
Angie Brafford, Paralegal
Tara Riddell, Paralegal
Shalonda Herndon, Trauma Specialist
Juliana Knaup, Trauma Specialist
Natalie Rivera, Case Worker
Nicole Sagman, Trauma Specialist

 Project DULCE
Sandra Powery Moses, Staff Attorney
Jodi Greenblatt, Social Work Clinical Supervisor
Krystine Fuster, Family Specialist
Deneisha Watson, Family Specialist

 Relative Caregivers Project
Judith Migdal-Mack, Supervising Attorney
Lanice Peterson, Paralegal
Jana Jordan, Case Manager


 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
Albany Rojas Carrero, Paralegal
Alison St. John, Paralegal

 Family Law Project
Ross Baer, Supervising Attorney
Jennifer Rothman, Paralegal
Amy Sills, Paralegal
Janie Chavez, Intake Specialist


 Elder Law Project
Tequisha Myles, Supervising Attorney
Iris Collins-Cruz, Staff Attorney
Jeffery Jones, Staff Attorney
Jerry Leakey, Staff Attorney
Monique L’Italien, Staff Attorney
Melva Rozier, Staff Attorney
Yolanda Castro, Paralegal
Sheila Fagan, Paralegal
Miriam Perez, Paralegal
Amber Sanders, Paralegal
Carol Walsh, Paralegal
Elaine Pechwasser, Outreach Assistant
Shia Rozier, Outreach Assistant

 Public Guardianship Project
Rena Taylor, Supervising Attorney
Deborah Rhodes-Gobin, Paralegal
Libby Spillane, Paralegal
Rabin Armogan, Social Worker
Blanca Deason, Social Worker
Gilma Dorvil, Case Manager
Penny Maitner, Case Manager
Kathy Morakis, Social Worker
Melissa Mulcahy, Case Manager
Tamra Keels, Financial Manager
Ron Gemmer, Financial Manager
Christina Villanueva, Bookkeeper


Medical Legal Partnership Project
Sandra Powery Moses, Supervising Attorney
Joy Diaz Graf, Staff Attorney
Christina Powery, Paralegal
Jessica Pierre, Legal Assistant

 Ryan White Legal Project
Sandra Powery Moses, Supervising Attorney
Kristina Rowe, Staff Attorney
Laura Rivera, Paralegal
Kathy Morakis, Non-Medical Case Manager


 Consumer Advocacy Unit
Tequisha Myles, Supervising Attorney
Amy Pettway, Staff Attorney
Susan Walsh, Paralegal

 Fair Housing Project
Tequisha Myles, Supervising Attorney
Jacob Beychok, Staff Attorney
Karen Fagan, Staff Attorney
Joe Grant, Staff Attorney
Brittney Horton, Staff Attorney
Denita Jones, Staff Attorney
Ayn Lee Sing, Staff Attorney
Amy Pettway, Staff Attorney
Ann Marie Puente, Staff Attorney
Mario Aguilar, Testing Coordinator/Investigator
Brenda Arias, Paralegal
Danielle Catalano, Housing Advocate
Sheree Denton, Paralegal
Carmen Draper, Paralegal
Ben Evans, Case Manager
Adena Hatcher, Housing Advocate
Ana Perez Prince, Paralegal
Sylvia Sharps, Grant Management Coordinator
Carlton Smith, Fair Housing Advocate
Susan Walsh, Paralegal

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

 Immigrant Advocacy Project
Shane O’Meara, Supervising Attorney
Paula Carvajal, Staff Attorney
Susana Gutierrez Ballester, Staff Attorney
Soris Espinal, Paralegal
Amarilys Ramos, Paralegal
Jessica Pierre, Legal Assistant

 Wage Dispute Project/Community ID Program
Vanessa Coe, Supervising Attorney
Christopher Casey, Staff Attorney
Miriam Jarrett, Paralegal
Sol Couto, Community ID Coordinator


 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Michael Bacigalupi, Staff Attorney

 Non-Profit Legal Assistance Project
Vanessa Coe, In-House Counsel
Ana Casey, Human Resources Generalist

 Pro Bono Project
Kimberly Rommel-Enright, Supervising Attorney
Melissa Kellner, Staff Attorney
Steven Spaulding, Pro Bono Coordinator
Victoria Farrell, Legal Assistant

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

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