Our Teams:

Family Defense, Juvenile Justice,
Community Advocacy Project, Criminal Defense, Civil Defense: Housing & Public Benefits, Immigration Defense, Appeals, Policy & Advocacy, Training & TA, Administration, Development, Executive Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Fiscal

PRACTICE TEAMS:

Family Defense

Manhattan

Directors

  • Wanjiro Gethaiga, Social Work Supervisor/ Co-Director of Manhattan Family Defense Practice
  • Maura Keating, Director of Litigation
  • Alexandra (Sandy) Rosin, Litigation Supervisor/ Co-Director of Manhattan Family Defense Practice

Supervisors

  • Malena Arnaud, Social Worker Supervisor
  • Christine Bruno, Litigation and Training Supervisor
  • Jennifer Feinberg, Litigation Supervisor, Government Affairs and Policy
  • Lauren Mitchell, Litigation Supervisor
  • Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla, Litigation Supervisor, Family and Civil Defense
  • Ginelle Stephenson, Social Worker Supervisor

Senior Staff

  • Anna Ishii, Senior Social Worker
  • Susannah Marsh, Senior Staff Attorney
  • Norah Rexer, Senior Staff Attorney
  • Monique Stanley, Senior Parent Advocate
  • Emily Wall, Senior Appellate Attorney

Attorneys

  • Gina Bull, EJW Housing Fellow
  • Patrick Crisp, Staff Attorney
  • Joy Fasanya, Staff Attorney
  • Lauren Fazzino, Staff Attorney
  • Khadija Foda, Staff Attorney
  • Taylor Jones, Staff Attorney
  • Katharine Louras, Staff Attorney
  • Charlie Rosenberg, Staff Attorney
  • Morgan Shaffer, Staff Attorney
  • Marquita Simon, Staff Attorney
  • Rachel Turetsky, Staff Attorney

Social Work Staff

  • Candice Bryant, Staff Social Worker
  • Jill Chien, Staff Social Worker
  • Emily Fink, Family Advocate
  • Coreen Knowles-Taylor, Staff Social Worker
  • Yasmine Seguir, Family Advocate
  • Serena Zhou, Family Advocate

Parent Advocates

  • Robin Lyde, Parent Advocate
  • Hope Newton, Parent Advocate

Paralegals

  • Kobina Arthur, Paralegal
  • Missy Sullivan, Paralegal

Investigator

  • Ernst Tenemille, Investigator

Queens

Directors

  • Ari Chiarella, Social Work Supervisor/ Co-Director of Queens Family Defense Practice
  • Maura Keating, Director of Litigation
  • Corinne Lundstrum, Litigation Supervisor/ Co-Director of Queens Family Defense Practice

Supervisors

  • Ysmerlyn Baez, Social Worker Supervisor
  • Christine Bruno, Litigation and Training Supervisor
  • Virginia Christ, Social Worker Supervisor
  • Maggie Nieves, Family Advocate Supervisor
  • Kenneth Sokol, Litigation Supervisor
  • Julie Suh, Litigation Supervisor
  • Christine Waer, Litigation Supervisor
  • Katherine Wojewoda, Litigation Supervisor

Senior Staff

  • Charlotte Baughman, Senior Staff Social Worker
  • Amanda Franzen, Senior Staff Attorney
  • Teyora Graves, Senior Parent Advocate
  • Eden Karnes, Senior Social Worker
  • Suzanne Leinwand, Senior Staff Attorney
  • Ed Parker, Senior Family Advocate
  • Pamela Weintraub, Senior Staff Attorney

Attorneys

  • Christina Albertson, Staff Attorney
  • Catherine Alin, Staff Attorney
  • Kelsey Dunn, Staff Attorney
  • Sean Eagan, Staff Attorney
  • Elizabeth French, Staff Attorney
  • Michele Jackson, Law Graduate
  • Samairah Khan, Staff Attorney
  • Sara Lewis, Staff Attorney
  • Kelly McGee, Staff Attorney
  • Tiffany Moseley, Staff Attorney
  • Lauren Norberto, Staff Attorney
  • Achieng Radier, Staff Attorney
  • Paola Rivera, Staff Attorney
  • Adriana Simmons, Staff Attorney
  • Vasilios Stotis, Staff Attorney
  • Carmen Tellez, Staff Attorney

Social Work Staff

  • Ansel Bloom, Family Advocate
  • Camille Galanis, Family Advocate
  • Isabel Geddes, Family Advocate
  • Kayla Kirkman, Family Advocate
  • Katherine Kuenzle, Family Advocate
  • Melissa Kuldip, Staff Social Worker
  • Shayne Larkin, Family Advocate
  • Karena Lim-Peralta, Staff Social Worker
  • Aaron Marans, Family Advocate
  • Emily Rieger, Family Advocate
  • Cecile Schwartzman, Staff Social Worker
  • Courtney Stapleford, Staff Social Worker
  • Molly Tenzer, Staff Social Worker
  • Molly Turro, Staff Social Worker

Parent Advocate

  • Dinah Clemmons-Graham, Parent Advocate

Paralegals

  • Aeryn Emmerich, Paralegal
  • Lisseth Hidalgo-Carpio, Paralegal
  • Meredith Leder, Paralegal
  • Yulia Tsoy, Paralegal

Investigator

  • Ernst Tenemille, Investigator

Juvenile Justice

Supervisors

  • Ari Chiarella, Social Work Supervisor/ Co-Director of Queens Family Defense Practice
  • Wendell Cruz, Director of Holistic Practice; Litigation Supervisor, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Curtis Dick, Social Work Supervisor, Juvenile Justice Practice
  • Sandeep Kandhari, Litigation Supervisor, Juvenile Justice Practice
  • Maura Keating, Director of Litigation

Senior Staff

  • Jana McNulty, Senior Staff Attorney
  • Ed Parker, Senior Family Advocate
  • Norah Rexer, Senior Staff Attorney

Attorneys

  • Alexandra Tucker Rapisarda, Staff Attorney
  • Vasilios Stotis, Staff Attorney
  • Max Sullivan, Staff Attorney
  • Andrew Zahnd, Staff Attorney

Social Work Staff

  • Emily Fink, Family Advocate
  • Emily Rieger, Family Advocate

Investigator

  • Ernst Tenemille, Investigator

Community Advocacy Project

Supervisors

  • Malena Arnaud, Social Worker Supervisor
  • Ysmerlyn Baez, Social Worker Supervisor
  • Ari Chiarella, Social Work Supervisor/ Co-Director of Queens Family Defense Practice

Senior Staff

  • Teyora Graves, Senior Parent Advocate

Social Work Staff

  • Molly Tenzer, Staff Social Worker

Parent Advocate

  • Hope Newton, Parent Advocate

Criminal Defense

Supervisors

  • Ari Chiarella, Social Work Supervisor/ Co-Director of Queens Family Defense Practice
  • Wendell Cruz, Director of Holistic Practice; Litigation Supervisor, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Maura Keating, Director of Litigation

Senior Staff

  • Jana McNulty, Senior Staff Attorney

Attorneys

  • Alexandra Tucker Rapisarda, Staff Attorney
  • Max Sullivan, Staff Attorney
  • Andrew Zahnd, Staff Attorney

Social Work Staff

  • Emily Rieger, Family Advocate

Coordinator

  • Liv Venegas, Client Coordinator

Investigator

  • Ernst Tenemille, Investigator

Civil Defense: Housing & Public Benefits

Supervisors

  • Wendell Cruz, Director of Holistic Practice; Litigation Supervisor, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla, Litigation Supervisor, Family and Civil Defense

Coordinator

  • Liv Venegas, Client Coordinator

Housing Fellow

  • Gina Bull, EJW Housing Fellow

Immigration Defense

Supervisors

  • Danny Alicea, Litigation Supervisor, Immigration
  • Wendell Cruz, Director of Holistic Practice; Litigation Supervisor, Criminal Defense Practice

Specialist

  • Teresa Garcia, Immigration Specialist

Paralegal

  • Daniela Robles, Paralegal

Appeals

Supervisor

  • Maura Keating, Director of Litigation

Senior Staff

  • Emily Wall, Senior Appellate Attorney

Policy & Advocacy

Supervisor

  • Jennifer Feinberg, Litigation Supervisor, Government Affairs and Policy

Parent Advocate

  • Hope Newton, Parent Advocate

Training & TA

Supervisors

  • Michele Cortese, Executive Director
  • Christine Bruno, Litigation and Training Supervisor
  • Maura Keating, Director of Litigation

ADMIN TEAMS:

Administration

Assistants

  • Wendy Liverpool, Administrative Assistant
  • Patricia Ramirez, Administrative Assistant

Development

Supervisor

  • Anne Conroy, Director of Development and Communications

Manager

  • Michael Kwon, Manager of Donor Relations & Institutional Giving

Executive Management

Executives

  • Genevieve Christy, Chief Financial Officer
  • Michele Cortese, Executive Director

Human Resources

Associate

  • Rebecca St. Jules, Human Resources Associate

Information Technology

Supervisor

  • Gordon Hamm, Director of Information Technology

Manager

  • Ben Chan, Information Technology Manager

Fiscal

Supervisors

  • Genevieve Christy, Chief Financial Officer
  • Samantha Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Accountant

  • Ashley Cookson, Staff Accountant