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Wayra’s Story

Wayra, who is cognitively gifted and also has significant impairments in speech and language, needed a school that could meet her unique learning needs.

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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

Diana Aragundi
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Melissa Atkinson
Administrative Assistant

Betty Baez Melo
Project Director, Early Childhood Education Project

Anna Brehm
Advocate, Robin Hood Project

Janyll Canals-Kernizan
Director, Robin Hood Project

Vanessa Collado
Human Resources Manager

Jennifer De Jesus
Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Lilliana Díaz-Pedrosa
Director, AFC Parent Center

Michelle Eaton 
Senior Education Specialist, Project Achieve

Juliet Eisenstein
Equal Justice Works Fellow Sponsored by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Morgan Stanley

Ana Espada
Senior Advocate/PTIC Co-Director

Daniela Garcia-Casares
Education Specialist, Helpline 

Ashley Grant
Project Director, Postsecondary Readiness Project

Ivette Greenblatt
Director of Development

Allison Guttu
Supervising Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator

Chantal Hinds
Senior Staff Attorney & Education Collaborative Coordinator, Project Achieve

Beata Jarosz
Senior Development Associate

Brianna Kitchelt 
Staff Attorney, Impact Litigation and Direct Services

Anne Klein
Director of Operations

Randi Levine
Policy Director

Arija Linauts
Senior Program Manager

Kimberly Madden
Director of Family Support

Pamela Mendez
Staff Attorney, Project Achieve

Alana Miles 
Staff Attorney, Early Childhood Education Project

Maggie Moroff
Senior Special Education Policy Coordinator

Daniela Nauffal
Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Jacqueline Ontaneda
Helpline Project Director

Romi Paek
Assistant Director, Project Thrive

Erika Palmer
Supervising Attorney

Sarah Part
Policy Analyst

Michaela Pepi-Lewis
Staff Attorney, Project Thrive

Ariel Peters 
Staff Attorney

Andrea Picon
Education Specialist, Helpline

Laur-Edine Pierre
Senior Transition Advocate and Coordinator of Social Work Initiatives

Jennifer Pringle
Director, Project LIT

Karoline Quiros 
Senior Education Specialist and Administrative Coordinator, Helpline

Isabella Rieke
Communications Manager

Rita Rodriguez-Engberg
Director, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Rebecca Shore
Director of Litigation

Rohini Singh
Senior Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Anasofia Trelles 
Advocate, Project LIT

Edgar Trinidad 
Assistant Director of Development

Nicole Wallach
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Matthew Winter
Administrative Assistant

Dawn Yuster
Director, School Justice Project