Professional Staff

We are a dedicated group of attorneys, advocates, social workers, and coordinating staff with a deep commitment to social justice.


Leadership Team

Alison Brunner, CEO

Hilary Armstrong, Directing Attorney

Nadia Aziz, Supervising Attorney

Allison Barnum, Directing Attorney

Marlene Bennett, Supervising Attorney

Andrew Cain,  Directing Attorney

Lauren Carden, Supervising Attorney

Kelley Stupfel Conway, Director of Development

Eva Fong, Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

Jennifer Kelleher Cloyd, Chief Program Officer

Elisa Neipp, Human Resources Director

Julie Saffren, Interim Supervising Attorney

Nathan Thomas, Clinical Social Work Supervisor

Jenny Uchida, CFO

Vicky Vargas, Operations Manager

Sarah Webb, Supervising Attorney

Megan Wheelehan, Supervising Attorney


Administrative Team

Gabby Areas, Communications Specialist

Carrie Chung, Development Associate/ Executive Assistant 

Laura Gardner, Receptionist

Shara Escobar, Development Assistant

Mark Lew, Accounting Analyst

Leslie Ochoa, Receptionist


Program Staff

Tiffany Akeo, Senior Social Worker

Arely Alas, Legal Secretary

Roxanna Alavi, Senior Attorney

Maritza Artea, Social Worker

Christine Berbelis, Senior Attorney

Tomoko Bergan, Senior Attorney

Catherine Bonanno, Staff Attorney

Molly Brennan, Senior Attorney

Lucy Carlos, Social Worker

Diana Castillo, Senior Attorney

Nora Chung, Senior Social Worker

Carla Cox, Senior Attorney

Moira Cullen, Staff Attorney

Hai Dao, Staff Attorney

Ben Ebert, Senior Attorney

Erika Fairfield, Staff Attorney

Jazmin Garcia, Intake Specialist

Steve Goetze, Senior Social Worker

Marianna Gonzales, Senior Intake Specialist

Natali Gutierrez, Social Worker

Amy Guy, Senior Attorney

Nuemi Guzman, Community Worker

Anam Hasan, Staff Attorney

Steve Hernandez, Senior Contracts Coordinator

Felisa Ihly, Pro Bono Specialist 

Nina Iyengar, Staff Attorney

Samuel Jain, Senior Attorney

Julie Jurka, Staff Attorney

Amanda Kennedy, Senior Attorney

Annette Kirkham, Senior Attorney

Anuja Kumaria, Senior Attorney

Chantal Kurpiewski, Senior Office Manager/Contracts Coordinator

Marisa Lopez, Staff Attorney

Estela Lozano, Community Worker

Teresa Magaña, Community Worker

Kate Manning, Senior Attorney

Neha Marathe, Senior Attorney

Patti Massey, Senior Attorney

Jeanine McKelvey, Senior Attorney

Denise Miller, Senior Attorney

Rachel Mino, Staff Attorney

Alexis Moody, Staff Attorney

Becky Moskowitz, Senior Attorney

Xochitl Muñoz, Social Worker

Evelina Nava, Staff Attorney

Camille Nguyen, Staff Attorney

Christine Nguyen, Intake Specialist

Mandy Nguyen, Community Worker

Jeanelly Orozco Alcala, Staff Attorney

Xochitl Palacios, Senior Social Worker

Karen Palmer, Senior Attorney

Kim Pederson, Senior Attorney

Gustavo Rangel, Social Worker

Jim Raphael, Senior Patients' Rights Advocate

Kelly Rodriguez, Staff Attorney

Lina Rodriguez, Social Worker

Melanie Roland, Staff Attorney

Tamara Schane, Senior Attorney

Sarah Scott, Staff Attorney

Julia Souza, Senior Attorney

Sharla Tran, Community Worker

Michael Trujillo, Staff Attorney

Matt Turnbull, Staff Attorney

Lil Turner, Staff Attorney

Nadia Vargas, Intake Specialist

Matthew Warren, Staff Attorney

Elizabeth Wells, Staff Attorney

Megan Wheelehan, Staff Attorney

Jane Wong, Staff Attorney

Suzanne Yang, Senior Attorney

Rhea Yo, Senior Attorney