National Center for Youth Law

Staff

2017 NCYL Staff


Alice Abrokwa
Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Crystal Adams
Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Melissa Adamson
Attorney, Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellow

Mae Ackerman-Brimberg
Attorney, Child Trafficking

Itzel Almazan
Program Associate, Education Civil Rights Alliance

Jasmine Amons
Program Associate, Youth Justice

Sara Anthony
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona, Yavapai County

Merna Antone
Office and IT Manager

Reymundo Juan Armendariz
Community Policy Associate, Youth Justice

Julee Aros-Thornton
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Janelle Atienza
Juvenile Justice Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Santa Clara County

Shelbby Bambrick
Education Liaison, FosterEd California, Antelope Valley

Camille Bailey
Program Manager, FosterEd: California, Contra Costa County

Hannah Benton
Senior Attorney, Legal Advocacy & Juvenile Justice

Shane Carr
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona, Yavapai County

Taylor Chambers
Program Coordinator, FosterEd

Lewis Cohen
Senior Director of Communications

Kawena Cole
Program Manager, FosterEd: California, Antelope Valley

Rose Deblas
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Neha Desai
Attorney, Director, Immigration

Ashely Dickerson
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Molly Dunn
Attorney, Director, FosterEd: Arizona

Valerie Esquivel
Program Associate, Health

Michelle Francois
Senior Director, Compassionate Systems

Seth Galanter
Attorney, Senior Director, Legal Advocacy

Kristen Gast
Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Monterey County

Adrienne “Bing” Goldsworth
Program Manager, FosterEd: California, Monterey County

Victoria Gonzales
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Amanda Grill
Attorney, Fiza Quraishi Youth Law Fellow

William L. Grimm
Attorney, Senior Director, Strategic Advocacy & Child Welfare

Rebecca Gudeman de Ortiz
Attorney, Senior Director, Health

Frankie Guzman
Attorney, Director, California Youth Justice Initiative

Jesse Hahnel
Attorney, Executive Director

Jennifer Harris
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Michael Harris
Attorney, Senior Director, Legal Advocacy & Juvenile Justice

Christal Heard
Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Antelope Valley

Jennie Hedges
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Joy Hernandez
Program Manager, FosterEd: California, Santa Clara County

Karla James
Senior Director of Finance and Operations

Anna Johnson
Senior Policy Associate, Youth Justice

Poonam Juneja
Senior Attorney, Legal Advocacy & Child Welfare

Darya Larizadeh
Attorney, California Youth Justice Initiative

Arayah Larson
Manager of Youth & Volunteer Development, FosterEd: Arizona

Catherine E. Lhamon
Of Counsel

Lesli LeGras
Director, Los Angeles Foster Youth Reproductive Access Project

Jacklyn (Jacki) Lusher
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona, Pima County

Marcos Martinez
Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Monterey County

Andrew Moffett
Data & Technology, Project Manager, FosterEd

Andrea Molina
Director of Student Supports and System Partnerships, FosterEd: Arizona

Jessica Montoya
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Jaron Neal
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Allison Newcombe
Attorney, Associate Director, Child Trafficking

Malia Obillo
Program Associate, External Relations

Margaret Olmos
Director, FosterEd: California

Edward Opton
Of Counsel, Child Welfare

Sandra Ortega
Education Liaison, FosterEd: Arizona

Christine Pauley
Human Resources Manager

Miranda Perry
External Relations Coordinator

Giselle Ramos
Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Antelope Valley

Haley Reimbold
Development Director

Joanne Rodriguez
Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Antelope Valley

Miriam A. Rollin
Attorney, Director, Education Civil Rights Alliance

Janette Saldana
Juvenile Justice Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Santa Clara County

Casey Schutte
Director of Implementation, FosterEd

Kira Setren
Paralegal, Legal Advocacy

Jason Sutton
Business Manager

Atasi Uppal
Attorney, FosterEd & Juvenile Justice

Rachel Velcoff Hults
Attorney, Director, FosterEd

Jules Villanueva-Castaño
Juvenile Justice Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Santa Clara County

Kate Walker Brown
Attorney, Director, Child Trafficking

Valentine Wanjiku
Education Liaison, FosterEd: California, Contra Costa County

Leecia Welch
Senior Director, Legal Advocacy & Child Welfare