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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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Who We Are

Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff

Kim Sweet

Executive Director

Matthew Lenaghan
Deputy Director

Karen Alves
Education Helpline Advocate

Melissa Atkinson
Administrative Assistant

Christina Bai
Education Helpline Advocate

Tayo Belle
Staff Attorney

Robyn Bitner
Skadden Fellow, Early Childhood Education Project

Joanne Buccellato
PTIC Co-Director/Parent Information Specialist

Waleska Cabrera
Case Manager, Robin Hood Project

Janyll Canals-Kernizan
Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Joao Da Silva
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Paulina Davis
Supervising Staff Attorney

Lilliana Díaz-Pedrosa
Director, AFC Parent Center

Karmena Diggs
Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Michelle Eaton
Education Specialist, Project Achieve

Ana Espada
PTIC Co-Director/Parent Information Specialist

Lisandra Fernández-Silber
Staff Attorney, Early Childhood Education Project

Michelle Frank
Assistant Director, NYS-TEACHS

Mileisa Gomez 
Education Helpline Advocate

Ihab Grais
IT Manager

Ashley Grant
Supervising Staff Attorney

Ivette Greenblatt
Director of Development

Allison Guttu
Staff Attorney/Pro Bono Coordinator

Chantal Hamlin
Staff Attorney, Project Achieve

Harold Hinds
Staff Attorney, Charter Schools Initiative

Daniel Hochbaum

Staff Attorney

Beata Jarosz
Development Associate

Anne Klein
Director of Operations

Emily Kramer
Program Analyst, NYS-TEACHS

Meggie Kwiatkowski
Human Resources Manager 

Randi Levine
Project Director, Early Childhood Education Project

Arija Linauts
Senior Program Associate, NYS-TEACHS

Marlene Lleva
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Amanda Lowe
Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Madden

Director of Family Support

Elizabeth Markee-Behrends
Legal Assistant/Data Coordinator

Abja Midha
Project Director

Priscilla Monico Marín
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Maggie Moroff
Special Education Policy Coordinator

Jacqueline Ontaneda
Education Helpline Supervisor

Romi Paek
Assistant Director, Project Thrive

Erika Palmer
Supervising Attorney

Sarah Aftab Khan
Administrative Assistant, NYS-TEACHS

Sarah Part
Communications & Policy Associate

Alyssa Perrone
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Laur-Edine Pierre
Transition and Family Support Specialist

Jennifer Pringle
Project Director, NYS-TEACHS

Karoline Quiros 
Education Helpline Advocate

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

Rebecca Shore
Director of Litigation

Jared Stein
Director, Robin Hood Project

Macy Stockton
Case Manager, Robin Hood Project

Sam Streed
Policy Analyst

Christopher Swope
Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Linda Yassky
Director of Donor Relations and Special Events

Dawn Yuster
Project Director, School Justice Project