The Leadership Conference Staff

We value our staff, learning, partnerships, relationships, sustainability, and stewardship. They offer direction and help us prioritize as we strive to be known and admired for our inclusive culture as we consider our rewarding mission of civil and human rights.

Executive Office

Vanita Gupta
President and CEO

Seema Nanda
Executive Vice President and COO

Kristine Lucius
Executive Vice President for Policy

Ashley Allison
Senior Advisor and Acting Executive Vice President for Field

Allyn Brooks-LaSure
Vice President for Communications

Rebecca Van Voorhees
Administrative Assistant for the Executive Office

Cheryl Wilson
Special Assistant and Research Associate

Campaigns

  • Lynda Garcia, Policing Campaign Director
  • Christine Soyong Harley, Census Campaign Director

Communications

  • Sarah Edwards, Senior Writer
  • Karely Hernandez, Communications Manager
  • Shin Inouye, Director of Communications and Media Relations
  • Tyler Lewis, Director of Messaging and Project Management
  • Patrick R. McNeil, Digital Communications Manager
  • Alicia Smith, Communications Assistant

Development

  • Jamal Chevis, Development Assistant
  • Bethany Criss-June, Managing Director of Development
  • Joshua Gerras,  Development Associate for Program Operations
  • Lisa M. Haywood, Membership Services Director
  • Mary Anne Walker, Manager for Individual Giving and Development Operations
  • Vania Iscandari, Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellow

Field

  • Jordyn Bussey, Field Associate
  • Paul-Winston Cange, Field Assistant
  • Cedric Lawson, Field Manager
  • Katherine Lemus, Administrative Assistant for Field and Policy
  • Sergio Lopez, Field Manager
  • Anjali Thakur-Mittal, Deputy Director for Field Operations
  • Jheanelle Wilkins, Senior Field Manager

Finance and Administration

  • Craig Ashby, Grants Accounting Manager
  • Ron Bigler, IT Director
  • Herlyth Clark, Accounting Manager
  • Constance Dennard, Finance Associate
  • Charlene Dillard, Receptionist / Office Coordinator
  • Angela M. Lovelace, Vice President, Finance & Administration
  • Andy Meruvia, IT Manager
  • Crystal Smith-Hunt, SPHR, Director for Human Resources and Administration
  • Donaldson Smith, Payroll Staff Accountant

Policy

  • Gisela Ariza, Policy Analyst
  • Arielle Atherley, Policy Associate
  • Josh Boxerman, Policy Assistant
  • Emily Chatterjee, Senior Counsel
  • Sakira Cook, Senior Counsel
  • Liz King, Senior Policy Analyst and Director of Education Policy
  • Leslie Lina Paluch, Law and Public Policy Fellow
  • Rob Randhava, Senior Counsel
  • Corrine Yu, Senior Counsel and Managing Policy Director
  • Mike Zubrensky, Chief Counsel and Legal Director

Last Update 04/09/18