Staff

We are fighting for a just, inclusive, and fair democracy ā€” one that works for everyone.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is led by a diverse and talented team of organizers, communicators, lawyers, and advocates who are committed to building an America as good as its ideals.

Executive Office


Vanita Gupta
President and CEO

Whitney Herrington
Executive Vice President and COO

Kristine Lucius
Executive Vice President for Policy and Governmental Affairs

Ashley Allison
Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs

Allyn Brooks-LaSure
Executive Vice President for Communications

Karen Lawson
Senior Advisor

Brent Johnson
Manager of Executive Office

Rebecca Van Voorhees
Executive & Research Assistant

Charlene Dillard
Receptionist/Office Coordinator

 

Campaigns & Programs


Leigh Chapman
Program Director, Voting Rights

Sakira Cook
Program Director, Justice Reform

Lynda Garcia
Policing Campaign Director

Gabrielle Gray
Policing Campaign Manager

Liz King
Program Director, Education

Beth Lynk
Census Counts Campaign Director

Anum Malik
K12 Program Analyst

Sonum Nerurkar
Get Out the Count Manager

Clarence ā€œCJā€ Powell
Higher Ed Program Analyst

Francesca Simon
Education Equity Program Associate

LaShawn Warren
Senior Vice President, Campaigns & Programs

Kyra Watson
Campaigns & Programs Assistant

Corrine Yu
Senior Program Director, Special Projects

All Voting is Local

Aerion Abney
Pennsylvania State Director

Sylvia Albert
Campaign Manager

Mike Brickner
Ohio State Director

Kelly Brewington
Communications Director

Hannah Fried
Campaign Director
Executive Director, Access Democracy, a project of The Leadership Conference Education Fund

Megan Gall
Data Director

Alex Gulotta
Arizona State Director

Molly McGrath
Wisconsin State Director

 

Communications


Sarah Edwards
Senior Writer

Dionna Humphrey
Digital Director

Shin Inouye
Director of Communications & Rapid Response

Tyler Lewis
Director of Coalition Communications & Research

Patrick McNeil
Social Media Manager

Lindsey Montague
Creative Director

Alicia Smith
Communications Assistant

Kristen Voorhees
Communications Manager

LaGloria Wheatfall
Communications Manager

 

Development


Andrew Ansel
Director of Institutional Giving

Jamal Chevis
Development Associate

Similoluwa Odeniyi
Carol Pitchersky Fellow

Gabrielle Sherb
Vice President of Development

Gregory Surh
Manager of Operations & Annual Fund

 

Field & Membership


Jordyn Bussey
Regional Field Manager

Lisa Haywood
Director of Membership Services & Events

Cedric Lawson
Field Director

Katherine Lemus
Field Assistant

Sergio Lopez
Regional Field Manager

Shamarla McCoy
Regional Field Manager

Hillary Medina-Loveless
Field Associate

Anjali Thakur-Mittal
Managing Director of Field & Membership

Lindsey Walker
Field Associate

Kaydrianne Young
Regional Field Manager

 

Finance & Administration


Craig Ashby
Grants Accounting Manager

Ron Bigler
IT Director

Herlyth Clark
Accounting Manager

Constance Dennard
Office Manager

Andy Meruvia
IT Manager

Donaldson Smith
Staff Accountant

Crystal Smith-Hunt, SPHR
Human Resources Director

 

Policy


Arielle Atherley
Policy Analyst

Josh Boxerman
Policy Assistant

Gaylynn Burroughs
Senior Policy Counsel

Emily Chatterjee
Senior Policy Counsel

Tamara Elaine Chrisler
Managing Policy Director

Ashley Lawrence
Law & Public Policy Fellow

Rob Randhava
Senior Policy Counsel

Jheanelle Wilkins
State & Local Government Affairs Director

Mike Zubrensky
Chief Counsel

Lena Zwarensteyn
Fair Courts Campaign Director