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.

Richard Alvarado
Director of Fiscal Operations, 2017 to present
University of Connecticut, B.S 2004; The New School, Milano School of Public and Urban Policy, M.S 2010

Luisa Cuautle
Grants Associate 2017 to present
Hunter College, City University of New York; Expected Graduation date May 2018

Alexandra Feliz
Paralegal, 2017 to present
NewYork University, B.S. 2014

Lucy Freeman
SSI Advocate*, 2016 to present
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.A., pending; Quinnipiac University, B.A. 2015

Rachel Gerson
Director of Guardianship & Health Care Advocacy, 2017 to Present
Staff Attorney, 2014 to 2017
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2013; Barnard College, B.A. 2008.

Frankie Herrmann
Staff Attorney, 2016 to present
CUNY Law, J.D. 2016, University of Minnesota. B.A. 2003.

Rosa Jaffe
Director of Social Work, 2018 to Present
Columbia School of Social Work, LMSW, 2012; SUNY Purchase College, B.A 2010

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.

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.

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.

Marissa Sobel
Staff Attorney, 2018 to present
New York University School of Law, J.D 2016; The Ohio State University, B.A 2013

Arielle Schoenburg
Legal Advocate*, 2016 to present 
University of Michigan, B.A. 2016.

Anna Spitz
Avodah Fellow*, 2017 to present 
University of Michigan, B.A. 2017.

Brooke Taylor
SSI Advocate*, 2016 to present

Columbia University, M.S.W. 2016; New School, B.A. 2014; New School, B.F.A. 2013. 

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

*Non-attorney representative

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