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Our Team

We are a group of people who are passionate about making justice across borders a reality.

Our Staff
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Legal Assistant

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Founder & Executive Director

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Development Associate &

Executive Assistant to ED

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Finance & Administration Director

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Policy & Advocacy Manager

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Defender Network Assistant 

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Director of Policy and

Governmental Affairs

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Legal Associate

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Legal Manager

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Defender Network Associate

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Legal Director

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HR & Operations Associate

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Communications Director

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Defender Network Director

Board of Directors
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Partner
Paul Hastings

Board President

Development Consultant &
Migrant Rights Advocate

Board Vice President

Board Treasurer

Co-Founder & CEO

WAVE Systems

Associate Director of Cross-Sector Innovation, Data Science
S & P Global Ratings
 

Board Secretary

Corporate Associate
Wyche Law Firm

Board Compliance Officer

Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Program Director, Cornell Law School

Former Product Manager & 

Volunteer Fundraising

Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate

Honduras

HEYDI JOSE GONZALES 

Corrdinator
International Organization for Migration

Principal Founder
Culturewise Collective

Director
Southern Migrant Legal Services

INGRID NAVA

Associate General Counsel

SEIU local 32BJ

MUNEER AHMAD

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education
Yale Law School

HUGO AYALA

Human Rights Attorney
Guatemala

MARY BAUER

Legal Director
Muslim Advocates

LANCE COMPA

Senior Lecturer
Cornell University's School of
Industrial & Labor Relations

CLAUDIA GONZÁLEZ ORELLANA

Human Rights Attorney
 Guatemala

Director for Equality and Inclusion
Open Society Foundations Justice Initiative

JULIA HARRINGTON
LYNN HAVILAND

Brand Strategist & Copywriter
Lynn Haviland LLC

PATRICIA JUAN PINEDA

Labor Law Attorney

 Mexico

STEVE LUTTMAN

Managing Director

Tortoise & Volt Marketing & Ventures

NEHA MISRA

Senior Specialist for Migration
& Human Trafficking
Solidarity Center

RANDALL QUAN

Senior Partner

Community Resource Exchange

JANELLE SAFFIN

Australian Parliamentarian

PAMELA SAWHNEY  

Counsel
Securities and Exchange Commission

JOHN SLOCUM

Former Director of the Migration Program Area
 The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation

Board of Advisors
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MUNEER AHMAD

Deputy Dean for Experiential Education
Yale Law School

HUGO AYALA

Human Rights Attorney
Guatemala

MARY BAUER

Executive Director
ACLU of Virginia

LANCE COMPA

Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Cornell University's School of
Industrial & Labor Relations

CLAUDIA GONZÁLEZ ORELLANA

Human Rights Attorney
 Guatemala

Director for Equality and Inclusion
Open Society Foundations Justice Initiative

JULIA HARRINGTON
LYNN HAVILAND

Brand Strategist & Copywriter
Lynn Haviland LLC

PATRICIA JUAN PINEDA

Labor Law Attorney

 Mexico

STEVE LUTTMAN

Managing Director

Tortoise & Volt Marketing & Ventures

NEHA MISRA

Senior Specialist for Migration
& Human Trafficking
Solidarity Center

RANDALL QUAN

Leadership & Strategy Consultant

JANELLE SAFFIN

Australian Parliamentarian

PAMELA SAWHNEY  

Counsel
Securities and Exchange Commission

JOHN SLOCUM

Former Director of the Migration Program Area
 The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation

MARIA WOLTJEN

Founder of the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights

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