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Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff


Kim Sweet

Executive Director

Matthew Lenaghan
Deputy Director

Karen Alves
Education Helpline Advocate

Melissa Atkinson
Administrative Assistant

Tayo Belle
Staff Attorney

Robyn Bitner
Skadden Fellow, Early Childhood Education Project

Amy Breglio
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project 

Michera Brooks

Staff Attorney

Joanne Buccellato
PTIC Co-Director/Parent Information Specialist

Waleska Cabrera
Case Manager, Robin Hood Project

Deran Cadotte
Human Resources Manager

Janyll Canals
Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Diandra Cano
Case Advocate, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Karen Chicas
Administrative Assistant, NYS-TEACHS

Joao Da Silva
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Paulina Davis
Staff Attorney, Charter Schools Initiative

Lilliana Díaz-Pedrosa
Director, AFC Parent Center

Bernard Dufresne
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Michelle Eaton
Education Specialist, Project Achieve

Ana Espada
PTIC Co-Director/Parent Information Specialist

Lisandra Fernández Soto
Early Childhood Education Fellow

Michelle Frank
Assistant Director, NYS-TEACHS

Ihab Grais
IT Manager

Ashley Grant
Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP 

Ivette Greenblatt
Director of Development

Allison Guttu
Staff Attorney/Pro Bono Coordinator

Amy Harris
Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Adriana Jackson

Education Helpline Advocate

Emily Kernan
Staff Attorney, Project Achieve

Anne Klein
Director of Operations

Hana Kommel
Legal Assistant/Data Coordinator

Emily Kramer
Program Analyst, NYS-TEACHS

Randi Levine
Project Director, Early Childhood Education Project

Arija Linauts
Senior Program Associate, NYS-TEACHS

Marlene Lleva
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Oi Yin Lo
Helpline Staff Supervisor

Kimberly Madden

Director of Family Support

Abja Midha
Project Director

Priscilla Monico
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Maggie Moroff
Special Education Policy Coordinator

Jacqueline Ontaneda
Education Helpline Advocate

Romi Paek
Staff Attorney

Erika Palmer
Supervising Attorney

Sarah Part
Communications & Policy Associate

Jennifer Pringle
Project Director, NYS-TEACHS

Karoline Quiros 
Education Helpline Advocate

Nick Sheehan
Skadden Fellow, School Justice Project

Sara Shin
Assistant Director of Development

Rebecca Shore
Director of Litigation

Jennifer Solar
Director of Communications

Jared Stein
Director, Robin Hood Project

Macy Stockton
Case Manager, Robin Hood Project

Christian Villenas

Policy Analyst

Linda Yassky
Director of Donor Relations and Special Events

Dawn Yuster
Project Director, School Justice Project