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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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Leadership & Staff

Kim Sweet
Executive Director

Matthew Lenaghan
Deputy Director

Karen Alves
Senior Education Specialist, Helpline

Diana Aragundi
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Michael Athy
Staff Attorney, Charter Schools Initiative

Melissa Atkinson
Administrative Assistant

Betty Baez Melo
Project Director, Early Childhood Education Project

Annys Bai 
Data Coordinator/Legal Assistant

Janyll Canals-Kernizan
Senior Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Vanessa Collado
Human Resources Manager

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

Michelle Frank
Assistant Director, NYS-TEACHS

Susana Golsteyn
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Mileisa Gomez 
Advocate, Parent Center

Ashley Grant
Supervising Staff Attorney

Ivette Greenblatt
Director of Development

Allison Guttu
Supervising Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator

Chantal Hinds
Staff Attorney, Project Achieve

Daniel Hochbaum
Senior Staff Attorney

Sonia Inam 
Administrative Assistant, NYS-TEACHS

Beata Jarosz
Development Associate

Carolina Jimenez
Education Specialist, Helpline

Anne Klein
Director of Operations

Emily Kramer
Program Analyst, NYS-TEACHS

Randi Levine
Policy Director

Arija Linauts
Senior Program Associate, NYS-TEACHS

Kimberly Madden
Director of Family Support

Alana Miles 
Staff Attorney, Early Childhood Education Project

Gena Miller
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Maggie Moroff
Special Education Policy Coordinator

Jacqueline Ontaneda
Education Helpline Supervisor

Romi Paek
Assistant Director, Project Thrive

Erika Palmer
Supervising Attorney

Sarah Part
Policy Analyst

Alyssa Perrone
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Ariel Peters 
Staff Attorney

Andrea Picon
Education Specialist, Helpline

Jonathan Picos
Jesuit Volunteer

Laur-Edine Pierre
Transition and Family Support Specialist

Jennifer Pringle
Project Director, NYS-TEACHS

Karoline Quiros 
Education Specialist, Helpline

Isabella Rieke
Communications Manager

Rita Rodriguez-Engberg
Director, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Rebecca Shore
Director of Litigation

Rohini Singh
Staff Attorney, School Justice Project

Eliza Skosnik 
Staff Attorney, Robin Hood Project

Jared Stein
Director, Robin Hood Project

Macy Stockton
Senior Advocate, Robin Hood Project/Coordinator of Social Work Initiatives

Anasofia Trelles 
Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Edgar Trinidad 
Assistant Director of Development

Nicole Wallach
Staff Attorney, Immigrant Students' Rights Project

Matthew Winter
Administrative Assistant

Dawn Yuster
Director, School Justice Project