Ayuda does not list individual email addresses in order to prevent spam. Most staff members can be reached at: The exceptions are Anne Schaufele (annes), Laura Catania (laurac), Mary Stoney (marystoney) and Carolina De Los Rios (carolinadelosrios).

Operations and Administration

Laura Catania, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Stuti Mainali, Finance & Operations Associate

Rossana Molina, Finance Director

Rose Spero, Operations Director

Legal Services

Mariana Berumen, Immigration Paralegal

Shanti Martin Brown, Immigration Staff Attorney

Josh Doherty, Immigration Supervising Attorney DC

Victoria Hernandez, Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Erin Larkin, Associate Director – Domestic Violence/Family Law

Megan Mack, Associate Director – Virginia Legal (VA Office)

Victoria Maqueda, Immigration Staff Attorney

Lindsy Miles-Hare, Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney

Audrey Reiter, BIA Accredited Representative (VA office)

Jenne Ristau, Immigration Program Associate

Helen Sanchez, Intake and Referral Specialist

Anne Schaufele, Immigration/Project End Staff Attorney

Katie Soltis, Immigration Legal Fellow (VA office)

Mary Stoney, Domestic Violence/Family Law Paralegal

Anya Sykes, Senior Immigration Staff Attorney

Madeline Taylor Diaz, Immigration Staff Attorney (VA office)

Eric Unternahrer, BIA Accredited Representative

Carina Villagra, BIA Accredited Representative (VA office)

Leslie Valentin, Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney*

Jennifer Vigil, Intake Specialist (VA Office)

Susannah Volpe, Associate Director – DC Immigration^

Rebecca Walters, Immigration Supervising Attorney (VA office)

Maya Zegarra, Immigration Staff Attorney

Social Services

Carolina De Los Rios, Social Services Director

Lisa Groat, Senior Clinical Social Worker (VA office)

Fatima Monastiriotis, Case Manager (VA office)

Ana Cristina Plaza, Case Manager (DC office)

Eliana Ruvalcaba, Case Manager, Anti-Trafficking Program

Maria Andreina Vethencourt, Case Manager (DC office/VA office)

Andrea Wein, Clinical Social Worker

Language Access Programs

David Steib, Language Access Program Director

Marilyn Lovo, Language Access Program Manager

Egbert Ospina, Language Access Program Coordinator

Kendra Carson, Language Access Program Coordinator


Arleen Ramirez Borysiewicz, Director of Development

Laura Trask, Development and Communications Coordinator

° Admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico only. Practice outside New Mexico limited to immigration and nationality law.

* Not yet admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, but admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction. Practicing law in the District of Columbia under the supervision of Ayuda attorneys barred in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(B).

^ Admitted to the bar in the state of Texas. Practice limited to immigration and nationality law.

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