Our Staff

The Leadership Conference Education Fund is led by a diverse and talented team of people who are dedicated to our mission of building an America as good as its ideals.

Executive Office

Maya Wiley
President and CEO

Chris Canning
Executive Vice President and COO

Corrine Yu
Senior Advisor of Institutional Knowledge Management

Charlene Dillard
Senior Office Associate & Receptionist

O’neil Pryce
Senior Operations Manager, Project Management

Tatiana Montalvo
Senior Projects Associate

Campaigns and Programs

Khalid Pitts
Executive Vice President of Campaigns & Programs

Meeta Anand
Senior Program Director, Census and Data Equity

Nadia Aziz
Senior Program Director, Fighting Hate and Bias Program

Reginald Belle
Senior Justice Assistant

Tierra Bradford
Senior Program Manager, Justice Reform

Imani Bryant
Senior Census and Data Equity Assistant

Shekinah Hall
Senior Education Equity Associate

Liz King
Senior Program Director, Education Equity

Scott Simpson
Managing Director of Campaigns and Programs

Bree Spencer
Senior Program Director, Justice Reform

David Stoll
Campaigns & Programs Assistant

Tania Valencia
Senior Program Manager, Higher Education

Amy Vertal
Senior Program Manager, Census & Data Equity

Carter Wynne
Program Manager, Fighting Hate & Bias

Center for Civil Rights and Technology

Koustubh Bagchi
Vice President, Center for Civil Rights & Technology

Alejandra Montoya-Boyer
Senior Director, Center for Civil Rights & Technology

Frank Nolan
Senior Center – Civil Rights & Tech Associate

David Toomey
Senior Voting Rights & Technology Advisor

Frank Torres
Privacy and AI Fellow


Eunic Epstein-Ortiz
Executive Vice President of Communications

Emelynn Arroyave
Manager, Digital Writer

Sofia Costas
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications

Dena Craig
Director of Media Relations

Oprah Cunningham
Strategic Communications Associate

Nisreen Eadeh
Senior Manager, Digital

Mattie Goldman
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications

Evan Hartung
Senior Communications Assistant

Rachel Hooper
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications

Shalonda Hunter
Senior Director, Digital, Social & Creative

Patrick McNeil
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications

Taelor Nicholas
Digital & Social Media Associate

Mark Ricks
Web Producer

Mariah Wildgen
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications


Pamela Giller
Vice President, Development

Tahir Ahmad
Director, Development

Adrina Bradley
Senior Assistant, Development

Paz Cisternas
Senior Revenue Operations Associate

Kelsey Edwards
Senior Manager, Foundation Relations

Patrick Farace
Senior Manager, Ind Giving & Major Gifts

Kristen Hairston
Development Fellow

Jariah McFadden
Manager, Institutional Relations

Sashia Moore
Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and Special Events

Field and Membership

Anjali Thakur-Mittal
Interim Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Field & Membership

Calandra Burgess
Senior Member Services Associate

Esteban Camarena
Field Manager, Census & Data Equity

Fey Cárdenas
Field Manager

Sabina Dorvile
Field Manager, Justice

Lisa Haywood
Senior Member Services Advisor

Zaha Khawaja
Senior Field Assistant

Hillary Medina-Loveless
Senior Field Manager, Education Equity Program

Finance and Administration

Michael Clausell

Eloy Kapote
Staff Accountant

Carmen Morrison
Budget Analyst

Wayne Shamblin
Senior Accounting Assistant

Information Technology

Ron Bigler
Senior IT Director

Amy Britt
Senior Data Manager

Ben Goldberg
Senior IT Assistant

Andy Meruvia
Senior IT Manager

Mohammad Rawof
Senior IT Manager


Government Affairs

Jesselyn McCurdy
Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Kanya Bennett
Managing Director of Government Affairs

Samantha Cyrulnik-Dercher
Senior Manager, Fair Courts

Nahid Paiman
Senior Government Affairs Associate

Leslie Proll
Senior Director, Voting Rights Program

Peggy Ramin
Senior Policy Counsel, Economic Justice

Phoebe Dias
Government Affairs Assistant

Rob Randhava
Senior Policy Counsel

Kylee Reynolds
Policy Counsel, Fair Courts

Chanel Sherrod
Government Affairs Program Manager

Jonathan Walter
Policy Counsel, Technology

Chloé White
Policy Counsel, Justice

Jheanelle Wilkins
Senior Government Affairs Advisor (Director)

Lena Zwarensteyn
Senior Director, Fair Courts & Advisor

People and Culture

Alicia King
Vice President, People & Culture

Kristen Booker
Director, People Operations

Erika Friman
Senior People & Culture Associate

Crystal Smith-Hunt
Senior Manager, Benefits & Compliance

Steven Taylor
Senior Manager, Recruitment & Development


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