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When Mark and his family were homeless, he worried that he would not be able to continue to attend his school, where he had strong bonds with his teachers and his friends.

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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 

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

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

Michelle Eaton
Education Specialist, Project Achieve

Ana Espada
PTIC Co-Director/Parent Information Specialist

Lisandra Fernández-Silber
Early Childhood Education Fellow

Michelle Frank
Assistant Director, NYS-TEACHS

Ihab Grais
IT Manager

Ashley Grant
Staff Attorney

Ivette Greenblatt
Director of Development

Allison Guttu
Staff Attorney/Pro Bono Coordinator

Amy Harris
Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Daniel Hochbaum
Staff Attorney

Beata Jarosz
Development Associate

Anne Klein
Director of Operations

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

Elizabeth Markee-Behrends
Legal Assistant/Data Coordinator

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

Rita Rodriguez-Engberg
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Nick Sheehan
Skadden Fellow, School Justice Project

Rebecca Shore
Director of Litigation

Jared Stein
Director, Robin Hood Project

Macy Stockton
Case Manager, Robin Hood Project

Christian Villenas
Senior Policy Analyst

Linda Yassky
Director of Donor Relations and Special Events

Dawn Yuster
Project Director, School Justice Project