Staff and Leadership

Board of Directors
William F. Alderman, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Natalie Aliga, Wells Fargo Government & Community Relations Group
Allison May, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Linda Dardarian, Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Srin Madipalli, Airbnb
Ernest Galvan, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Edward Gildea, FisherBroyles, LLP
Melissa “echo” Greenlee, deaffriendly.com
Steven P. Ragland, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Barb Izzo, Advisor
Cristina Rubke, Shartsis Friese LLP
Christopher Coleman, First Republic Bank
Daniel L. Brown, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Pat Kirkpatrick, Fundraising Consultant
Joshua Konecky, Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP
Janice L. Lehrer-Stein, NCD Member & FFB Trustee
Daniel S. Mason, Furth Salem Mason & Li LLP
Scott Smigel, Arcana Corporation
Michael P. Stanley, Attorney
Nana A. Antwi-Ansorge, Attorney
East Coast Advisory Board
Robyn Ruderman, Starbucks Corporation
Andrew Brozman, Clifford Chance US LLP
Evan Davis, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Steve Foresta, Chair, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Karen Kaplowitz, The New Ellis Group
Wayne Outten, Founding and Managing Partner of Outten & Golden LLP
Emma Rhodes, Media Consultant
Rebecca Alexander, LCSW-R, MPH
Josef T. Ansorge, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Robert Egan, Retired
David J. Abrams, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Douglas J. Szukics, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Daniel L. Brown, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Janice L. Lehrer-Stein, NCD Member & FFB Trustee
Jeffrey Miller
Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Google
Jean Mitchell, J.D., M.S.O.T.
West Coast Advisory Board
Bonnie Lewkowicz, Access Northern California
Donna Wickham Furth, Law Office of Donna W. Furth
Paul Grossman, Retired, Chief Regional Civil Rights Attorney, US ED, Office for Civil Rights
Lucy Lee Helm, Starbucks Coffee Company
Guy T. Saperstein, Law Office of Guy T. Saperstein
Charles McAvoy, Disability Community Advocate/Activist
Anya Emerson, Staff Attorney, First District Appellate Project
William Keller, Community Bank of the Bay
Prithi Trivedi, Fellow, Effective Philanthropy Group, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Managing Directors
Kate Hamilton, Managing Director, Development & Operations
Michelle Caiola, Managing Director, Litigation
Sid Wolinsky, Managing Director
Stuart Seaborn, Managing Director, Litigation
Attorneys
Michelle Caiola, Managing Director, Litigation
Michelle Iorio, Staff Attorney
Sid Wolinsky, Managing Director
Stuart Seaborn, Managing Director, Litigation
Rebecca Rodgers, Staff Attorney
Rebecca Williford, Senior Staff Attorney
Sean Betouliere, Staff Attorney
Jelena Kolic, Staff Attorney
Seth Packrone, Staff Attorney
Meredith Weaver, Staff Attorney
Rebecca C. Serbin, Staff Attorney
Maia Goodell, Senior Staff Attorney
Thomas Zito, Senior Staff Attorney
Melissa Riess, Staff Attorney
Fellows
Monica Porter, Equal Justice Works Fellowship Attorney
Emily Seelenfreund, Wolinsky Fellowship Attorney
Paul Leahy, DRA Fellowship Attorney
Operations
Chris Maccarone, Administrative Assistant
Kate Hamilton, Managing Director, Development & Operations
Sachiko Riddle, Litigation Assistant
Michele Chu, Litigation Assistant
Kimberly Anderson, Litigation Assistant
Jodi Grigas, Human Resources & Operations Manager
Julia Calagiovanni, Development & Communications Assistant
Lena Grima, Bookkeeper
Adrienne Torf, Director of Finance
Past Fellows
Mazen Basrawi, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice
Monica Goracke, Managing Attorney, Portland Regional Office at Oregon Law Center
Rhoda Benedetti, Founder, Benedetti and Associates
Robin Goldfaden, Senior Staff Attorney, Youth Law Center
Rowena Gargalicana, Co-founder, Gargalicana/Graceffa LLP; President, Alameda County Bar Association
Shawna Parks, Attorney, Owner, Law Office of Shawna L. Parks
Stephanie Biedermann, Associate Programme Officer, Member Relations and Legal Affairs, International Renewable Energy Agency
Stephen Tollafield, Professor, Associate Director of Legal Writing and Moot Court at UC Hastings College of the Law
Alexius Markwalder, Deputy Attorney General III at Attorney General’s Office, CA Department of Justice
Alison Aubrejuan, Permanent Law Clerk to Judge Susan Illston, US District Court
Brian Dimmick, General Attorney, Office for Civil Rights Program Legal Group, Disability Rights Team at U.S. Department of Education
Caroline Jacobs, Career Law Clerk for Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley
Zoe Chernicoff, Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Joshua Konecky, Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP
Haben Girma, Access & Inclusion Advocate
Rebecca Rodgers, Staff Attorney
Rebecca Williford, Senior Staff Attorney
Sean Betouliere, Staff Attorney
Jelena Kolic, Staff Attorney
Julia Marks, Law Clerk, U.S. District Court
Anne Kelsey, Health Counselor, Community Service Society of New York
Seth Packrone, Staff Attorney
Elizabeth Zwillinger
Freya Pitts, Staff Attorney
Michael Nunez, Associate, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP
Meredith Weaver, Staff Attorney
Karla Gilbride, Cartwright-Baron Staff Attorney, Public Justice
Kasey Corbit, Death Penalty Law Clerk, Northern District Court of California
Kevin Knestrick, Senior Attorney, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Julia Pinover Kupiec, Assistant Counsel, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo; Officer, Executive Chamber Ethics
Kara Janssen, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP