Staff

We are fighting for a just, inclusive, and fair democracy — 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

Monica Woods
Executive Vice President and COO

Ashley Allison
Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs

Allyn Brooks-LaSure
Executive Vice President for Communications

Vanessa N. Gonzalez
Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services

LaShawn Warren
Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Brent Johnson
Manager, Executive Operations

O’neil Pryce
Operations Manager

Charlene Dillard
Receptionist/Office Coordinator

 

Campaigns & Programs


Steven Almazán
K12 Education Program Analyst

Iman Boukadoum
Fighting Hate Sr. Manager

Leigh Chapman
Program Director, Voting Rights

Sakira Cook
Program Director, Justice Reform

Lynda Garcia
Policing Campaign Director

Liz King
Program Director, Education

Jacob Kwasman
Campaigns and Programs Assistant

Beth Lynk
Census Counts Campaign Director

Becky Monroe
Fighting Hate Director

Sonum Nerurkar
Get Out the Count Manager

Frank Nolan
Campaigns and Programs Associate

Clarence “CJ” Powell
Higher Ed Program Analyst

Francesca Simon
Education Equity Program Associate

David Toomey
VR and Tech Fellow

Corrine Yu
Senior Program Director, Special Projects

All Voting is Local

Brad Ashwell
Florida State Director

Kelly Brewington
Communications Director

Peter Burress
Wisconsin Campaign Manager

Ifeolu Claytor
Ohio Campaign Manager

Aghogo Edevbie
Michigan State Director

Hannah Fried
Campaign Director

Megan Gall
Data Director

Benjamin Gardner
Michigan Campaign Manager

Alex Gulotta
Arizona State Director

Shekinah Hall
Assistant

Sayer LaGalle
Director of Special Projects

Miguel L’Heureux
Campaign Manager

Adam Lattimore
Operations Manager

Al-Sharif Nassef
Pennsylvania Campaign Manager

Shauntay Nelson
Wisconsin State Director

Scott Seeborg
Pennsylvania State Director

Samuel Vilchez Santiago
Florida Campaign Manager

Michele Watley
Sr. Communications Manager

 

Communications


Sofia Costas
Communications Associate

Nisreen Eadeh
Digital Content Manager

Sarah Edwards
Senior Writer

Natalie Goffney
Creative Associate

Shin Inouye
Director of Communications & Rapid Response

Tyler Lewis
Director of Coalition Communications & Research

Kiren Marshall
National Communications Strategist, Voting Rights

Patrick McNeil
Social Media Manager

Rafael Medina
Communications Manager

Lindsey Montague
Creative Director

Charmaine Riley
Communications Manager

Danielle Sakowitz
Communications Assistant

Tamika Turner
National Communications Director, Census Counts

Kenny Park Yi
Communications Assistant

 

Development


Andrew Ansel
Director of Institutional Giving

Kayla Buckley
Development Assistant

Kelsey Edwards
Grants Coordinator

Ron Goines
Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Relations

Similoluwa Odeniyi
Carol Pitchersky Fellow

Quinn Rhi
Grants Coordinator

Gabrielle Sherb
Vice President of Development

Gregory Surh
Manager of Operations & Annual Fund

 

Field & Membership


Diali Avila
Senior Field Manager

Elias Hakim
Field Assistant

Lisa Haywood
Director of Membership Services & Events

Cedric Lawson
Field Director

Hillary Medina-Loveless
Field Associate

Nevasha Noble
Regional Field Manager

Anjali Thakur-Mittal
Managing Director of Field & Membership

Lindsey Walker
Field Associate

 

Finance & Administration


Ron Bigler
IT Director

Michael Clausell
Controller

Constance Dennard
Office Manager

Eloy Kapote
Accounting Assistant

Andy Meruvia
IT Manager

Mohammad Rawof
IT Desk Support Specialist

Ravi Shankar
Vice President of Finance

Crystal Smith-Hunt, SPHR
Human Resources Director

 

Government Affairs


Arielle Atherley
Policy Analyst

Josh Boxerman
Policy and Research Associate

Gaylynn Burroughs
Senior Policy Counsel

Emily Chatterjee
Senior Policy Counsel

Samantha Cyrulnik-Dercher
Fair Courts Manager

Tamara Elaine Chrisler
Managing Policy Director

Arielle Kahn
Policy Assistant

Ashley Lawrence
Law & Public Policy Fellow

Nahid Paiman
Policy Assistant

Rob Randhava
Senior Policy Counsel

Jheanelle Wilkins
State & Local Government Affairs Director

Mike Zubrensky
Chief Counsel

Lena Zwarensteyn
Fair Courts Campaign Director