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

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

Michelle Francois
Senior Director, Compassionate Systems

Erica Freeman
Development Manager

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

Dafna Gozani
Attorney, California Youth Justice Initiative

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

Tamara Lewis
Senior Program Associate, Education Civil Rights Alliance

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

Lauren Lystrup
Fellow, Legal Advocacy

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

Freya Pitts
Attorney, Legal Advocacy

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

Kira Setren
Paralegal, Legal Advocacy

Jacqueline (Jackie) Stolzenberg
Fiza Quraishi Youth Law Fellow

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

Briana Zweifler
Fellow, California Youth Justice Initiative