We are thrilled to announce Miriam Torian as our new Co-Deputy Director of Advocacy! Miriam, along with our other Co-Deputy Director Elaine Poon, will be guiding our advocacy efforts across the organization to further LAJC’s mission to achieve racial, economic, and social justice. This brand-new role will help to oversee our expanding work in our seven main issue areas while also managing and streamlining our advocacy systems, such as our client intake process, to ensure efficient support for our communities.
While this role is new, Miriam has been an invaluable member of the LAJC team for over four years. She first joined us as the Managing Attorney of our Richmond office, then served as interim Director for our Youth Justice program, our Housing and Consumer Justice Program, and most recently our Health Justice Program. She has been integral to the success of all three of those teams, and we are excited to have her taking on this new role.