Children and families arriving at the U.S. border to ask for protection is not new and is not unexpected. But this year we have seen a large increase in children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Children with legal representation are 5X more likely to gain U.S. protection. Children with access to culturally sensitive social and language services are more likely to thrive.

And this is why Ayuda’s work is so critical.

This summer YOU have the unique opportunity to help fundraise for Ayuda and help immigrant children access the holistic services they need.

Staff

LEGAL SERVICES

 

Irfana Anwer, Pro Bono Managing Attorney

Ivan Azcarate, Intake Specialist/Office Manager

Laurie Ball Cooper, Legal Director

Mariana Berumen, Immigration Paralegal

Gabi Brito, Immigration Staff Attorney

Shanti Martin Brown, Immigration Supervising Attorney, D.C.

Becca Brunty, Staff Attorney

Linda Campos, Immigration Staff Attorney

Tamara Castro Marquez, Immigration Staff Attorney

Mary Caulfield, Paralegal

Giancarla Cazzol, Intake Specialist/Office Manager

Kate Clark, Managing Attorney, MD Immigration

Amy Cheng, Legal Assistant, Immigration and Pro Bono

Josh Doherty, Managing Attorney, DC Immigration

Ryan Durazo, Law Clerk

Brittania Elias, Domestic Violence/Family Law Paralegal

Katie Flannery, Immigration Staff Attorney

Dana Florkowski, Immigration Staff Attorney

Solangel Gonzalez, Immigration & Project END Attorney

Kelly Hii, Immigration & EJA Fellow

Dalal Hillou, ProBono Coordinating Attorney

Gavrielle JacobovitzTemporary Legal Assistant

Erin Larkin, Associate Director – Domestic Violence/Family Law

Ambar Martin, Immigration & Project END Legal Assistant

Monica Martinez, Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Victoria Maqueda, Immigration Supervising Attorney, D.C.

Annika Meurs, Temporary Legal Assistant

Maribel Nava, Legal Assistant

Sandra Negron, Temporary Staff Attorney

Colleen Normile, Supervising Attorney, Project END

Corie O’Rourke, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Beatriz Ortiz-López, Immigration Staff Attorney

Grace PereiraSoruco, Legal Assistant

Dominique Perez-Sangimino, Gallogly Fellow

Michelle Romero, Legal Assistant

Erica Rudolf, Domestic Violence/ Family Law Staff Attorney

Helen Sanchez, Intake and Referral Specialist

Isabella SansanelliTemporary Legal Assistant

Katie Soltis, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Madeline Taylor Diaz, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Rosaura VillalobosLegal Assistant – DV/FL & Immigration

Carina Villagra, Immigration Staff Attorney

Michelle Villegas, Children’s/Family Law Clerk

Rebecca Walters, Managing Attorney, VA Legal

Lauren Wert, Immigration Staff Attorney

OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

Diana Avellaneda, Staff Accountant

Fatima Diabate, Human Resources Manager

Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Rossana Molina, Senior Staff Accountant

Berta Najera, HR and Operations Associate

Rose Spero, Director of Operations

SOCIAL SERVICES

Jennifer Argueta, Case Manager

Diana Fula, Case Manager

Monica Maldonado, Case manager

Roberto Martinez, Therapist

Fatima Monastiriotis, Senior Case Manager

Isabella Najera, Therapist

Ana Cristina Plaza, Social Services Director

Kirstie Sippola, Case Manager

Ana Teo-Salvador, Case Manager

Maria Andreina Vethencourt, Senior Case Manager

 

LANGUAGE ACCESS PROGRAM

Kendra Carson, Language Access Coordinator

Arlene Galvan, Language Access Coordinator

Rebekah Grafton, Language Access Coordinator

Paige Jordan, Language Access Manager

Egbert Ospina, Language Access Coordinator

Marilyn Lovo, Language Access Manager

Fia Shah, Senior Language Access Coordinator

David Steib, Language Access Director

General Inquiries – [email protected]

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

Nikita Beenunula, Development & Communications Coordinator

Kiara Tarafa, Grants Coordinator

Laura Trask, Acting Development Director

Jessica Trease, Grants Director


Children and families arriving at the U.S. border to ask for protection is not new and is not unexpected. But this year we have seen a large increase in children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Children with legal representation are 5X more likely to gain U.S. protection. Children with access to culturally sensitive social and language services are more likely to thrive.

And this is why Ayuda’s work is so critical.

This summer YOU have the unique opportunity to help fundraise for Ayuda and help immigrant children access the holistic services they need.

Ayuda's Washington, D.C. office has moved!

Ayuda is excited to announce that as of Tuesday, September 1, 2021 we have a NEW DC office! Ayuda will no longer be operating out of our 6925B Willow St NW nor our 1413 K St. NW offices.

Our new Washington, D.C. office is located at 1990 K Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006.

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