Staff


DIRECTOR

Mary Beth Anderson
Project Director, 2013 to present;
Hunter College School of Social Work, L.M.S.W., with high honors, 2007; St. John's University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1989; Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981.

STAFF

Alex Abell
Criminal Justice Advocate, 2015 to present
Hunter College, B.A. 2006. 

Bryan Braswell
Project Coordinator, 2016 to present
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, M.P.A., 2010; University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.A. 2008.

Ann Bryant
Staff Attorney, 2016 to present
Roger Williams University, J.D. 2016; Texas State University, M.S.W. 2010. Texas State University, B.A. 2004 

Jonathan Cohen
Senior Attorney, 2006 to present
C.U.N.Y. Law School, J.D. 1989; Haverford College, B.A. 1981.

Megan Crowe-Rothstein
Director of Social Work, 2011 to present
Columbia School of Social Work, L.M.S.W., 2007; Wesleyan University, B.A. 2003.

Rachel Gerson
Staff Attorney, 2014 to present
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2013; Barnard College, B.A. 2008.

Susan Goodwillie
Social Worker, 2014 to present
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, M.S.W., 2013; Carnegie Mellon University B.F.A., 2007.

Janelle Greene
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, 2015 to present
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2015; University of Pittsburgh, B.A. 2010.

Kaitlin Hansen
DAP Legal Advocate, 2015 to present
Northwestern University, B.A. 2015.

Nura Hassan-Skaden
Staff Attorney, 2013 to present 
Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 2013; Swarthmore College, B.A. 2008.

Frankie Herrmann
Law Graduate, Awaiting Admission, 2016 to present 
CUNY Law, J.D. 2016; University of Minnesota, B.I.S. 2003.

Deborah Hertz
Staff Attorney, 2016 to present 
New York Law School, J.D. 2007

Koretta McClendon
Advocacy Workshop Coordinator, 2016 to present 
John Jay College, M.P.A., pending; Audrey Cohen College, B.A., 2002. 

Jennifer J. Parish
Director of Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2004 to present
New York University School of Law, J. D. 1996; Austin College, B.A. summa cum laude 1992.

Johnny Perez
Safe Reentry Advocate*, 2014 to present
Saint Francis College, B.A. pending.

Victoria Phillips 
Advocate *, 2015 to present 
Kingsborough Community College, A.S., 2007.

Munir Pujara 
Social Security Disability Attorney, 2014 to present
New York University School of Law, J.D. 1999; Rutgers University, B.A. 1996.

Jeffrey R. Senter
Senior Attorney, 2008 to present
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2008; Columbia University, B.A. 2001.

Emilia Sicilia
Director of Disability Benefits Advocacy, 2012 to present; Senior Attorney, 2011-2012; Staff Attorney, 2006-2011
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 2002; Wesleyan University, B.A. 1995.

Varsha Singh 
Grants Manager, 2015 to present; Co-Project Coordinator, 2014-Present
Amherst College, B.A. 2014.

Lauren Schnur
Paralegal Advocate/ Social Work Support*, 2016 to present
Columbia University, M.S.W. 2016; City College of New York, M.A. 2014; Susquehanna University, B.A. 2011.

Arielle Schoenburg
Avodah Fellow, 2016 to present 
University of Michigan, B.A. 2016.

Melissa Zeidler
Staff Attorney, 2016 to present 
Pennsylvania State, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2012; State University of New York, B.A., 2009.

*Non-attorney representative