Staff and Board of Directors

Meet our Team


Ian Anderson

Legal Services Project Manager

Mickaela B

Senior National Organizer

Billy Chen

Director of Finance and Operations

Shelby Chestnut

Director of Policy and Programs

Cecilia Chung

Director of Evaluation and Strategic Initiatives

Juniperangelica/Gia Cordova

Associate Director, Gender Justice Leadership Programs

Jack Dunn

Development Database Manager

Emem DuPuis Maurus

Border Project Legal Coordinator and Supervising Attorney

Lynly Egyes

Legal Director

Bran Fenner

Director of People & Organizational Culture

Dia Flood

Operations Coordinator

Omar Garcia

Legal Assistant

Phoenix Gayle, a Black trans woman, wearing a Superman t-shirt. She has chin-length dyed red hair and an upper arm tattoo.

Phoenix Gayle

National Organizing Associate

Jessica Glennon-Zukoff

Senior Development Manager

Kris Hayashi

Executive Director

Khatchadour Khatchadourian

Senior Manager of Data and Equity

Yozantli Lagunas Guerrero

Trans Youth Justice Organizer

Tiommi Luckett, an Black woman of trans experience, with shoulder-length brown hair and a teal sweater. She stands in front of a glass door.

Tiommi Luckett

National Organizer

Tessa Lauren

Development Assistant

Sebastian Margaret

Senior National Organizer, Disability Project

Shawn Meerkamper

Senior Staff Attorney

Dale Melchert

Staff Attorney

Mariah Moore

Senior National Organizer

Andrew A. Ortiz

Staff Attorney

Xoai Pham

Deputy Director of Communications

Arielle Rebekah, a white trans feminine person with short brown hair, pictured from the chest-up and wearing a black coat and green dress.

Arielle Rebekah

Communications Organizer

K Richardson, a Black man with short brown hair, is in front of greenery and flowers wearing a red t-shirt.

K Richardson

Communications Manager

Julieta Salgado

Bilingual Helpline Assistant

Ash Stephens

Manager of Strategy and Policy

Meera Vaidyanathan

Director of Development

Sue Yacka-Bible

Director of Communications

Board of Directors

Chinyere Ezie


Evelyn Rios Stafford


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Brielle Darynn


Sunu P. Chandy

Ana Conner

Morgan Darby

Mat dos Santos

Alan Francisco-Tipgos

Ebony Harper

Imara Jones

Min Matson

Myles Paisley

Louis Porter II, Ed.D.

Beckham Rivera

Alic Shook

Theresa Witherspoon