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Who We Are

Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff

Kim Sweet
Executive Director

Matthew Lenaghan
Deputy Director

Karen Alves

Senior Education Specialist, Helpline

Melissa Atkinson
Administrative Assistant

Betty Baez Melo
Project Director, Early Childhood Education Project

Christina Bai

Education Specialist and Administrative Coordinator, Helpline

Tayo Belle
Staff Attorney

Janyll Canals-Kernizan
Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Vanessa Collado
Administrative Assistant

Lilliana Díaz-Pedrosa
Director, AFC Parent Center

Michelle Eaton
Senior Education Specialist, Project Achieve

Ana Espada
Senior Advocate/PTIC Co-Director

Michelle Frank
Assistant Director, NYS-TEACHS

Sonia Geba
Jesuit Volunteer, Project Achieve

Mileisa Gomez 

Education Specialist, Helpline

Ashley Grant
Supervising Staff Attorney

Ivette Greenblatt
Director of Development

Allison Guttu
Supervising Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator

Chantal Hamlin
Staff Attorney, Project Achieve

Harold Hinds
Staff Attorney, Charter Schools Initiative

Daniel Hochbaum

Staff Attorney

Beata Jarosz
Development Associate

Daniel Kennedy
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Sarah Aftab Khan
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Anne Klein
Director of Operations

Emily Kramer
Program Analyst, NYS-TEACHS

Meggie Kwiatkowski
Human Resources Manager 

Randi Levine
Policy Director

Arija Linauts
Senior Program Associate, NYS-TEACHS

Kimberly Madden

Director of Family Support

Gena Miller
Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Maggie Moroff
Special Education Policy Coordinator

Jacqueline Ontaneda
Education Helpline Supervisor

Romi Paek
Assistant Director, Project Thrive

Erika Palmer
Supervising Attorney

Sarah Part
Communications & Policy Associate

Emely Paulino
Legal Assistant/Data Coordinator

Alyssa Perrone
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Laur-Edine Pierre
Transition and Family Support Specialist

Jennifer Pringle
Project Director, NYS-TEACHS

Karoline Quiros 
Education Specialist, Helpline

Guillermo Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant, NYS-TEACHS

Rita Rodriguez-Engberg
Project Director, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Rebecca Shore
Director of Litigation

Rohini Singh
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Jared Stein

Director, Robin Hood Project

Macy Stockton
Senior Advocate, Robin Hood Project

Sam Streed
Policy Analyst

Eliza Vasconcellos
Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Nicole Wallach
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Maya Weissman
Staff Attorney, Early Childhood Education Project

Linda Yassky
Director of Donor Relations and Special Events

Dawn Yuster
Project Director, School Justice Project