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Barbara Laur, Interm Executive Director
Ryan Dowd, Executive Director
Arleen Ramirez-Borysiewicz, Program Initiatives Director
Sarah Block, Program Initiatives Coordinator
Rosanna Molina, Staff Accountant
Helen Sanchez, Intake and Referral Specialist
Yareni Drake, Intake and Referral Specialist (Falls Church, VA office)

Legal Services

Clarissa Arevalo, Staff Attorney
Stephen M. Brown, Supervising Staff Attorney
Cristina Dos Santos, Staff Attorney (Falls Church, VA office)
Paula Fitzgerald, Managing Attorney (Falls Church, VA office)
Denise Hunter, Staff Attorney
Lauren M. Matherne, Volunteer Attorney (Falls Church, VA office)
Nelly Montenegro, Supervising Staff Attorney
Anne Schaufele, Staff Attorney
Anya Sykes, Senior Staff Attorney
Madeline Taylor Diaz , Equal Justice Works Fellow (Falls Church, VA office)
Eric Unternahrer, BIA Accredited Representative
Aida Vindell, Staff Attorney
Cat Walker, Paralegal
Rebecca Walters, Staff Attorney (Falls Church, VA office)
Katherine Beck, BIA Accredited Representative
Gillian Chadwick, Supervising Attorney
Tatiana Hernandez, WCL-JD Distinguished Fellow (Falls Church, VA office)
Ursula Groat, Michigan Law Bridge Fellow

Social Services

Lisa Groat, Supervising Social Worker (Falls Church, VA office)
Cammy Crane, Social Worker
Johan Orjuela, Bilingual Therapist
Victoria Espinosa, Case Manager

Community Legal Interpreter Bank

David Steib, Language Access Director
Carolina Herrera, Language Access Deputy Director