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
Fiscal Operations Manager, 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; University of Texas, M.S.W. 2010. Texas State University, B.A. 2004

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.

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

Alexandra Feliz
Paralegal, 2017 to present
NYU, B.A. 2014

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.

Suzanne Gruer
ICAN Advocate*, 2017 to present
Touro College, B.A. 2002

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

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

Craig Hughes
Legal Advocate*, 2017 to present
CUNY Graduate Center, Doctoral Candidate, Expected 2019, M.Phil., Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center, 2016, M.S.W., Hunter College, 2009, M.A., History, SUNY Stony Brook, B.A. History, SUNY 2003.

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.

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
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. 

Simone Walker
Advocacy Coordinator*, 2017 to present 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A. 2017.  

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