EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Angela Ciolfi
Executive Director
She/Her

A Message From Angela Ciolfi

When Jean Cahn, a Black woman lawyer from Baltimore, set out to create a nationwide legal services program in 1964, she wanted to erect institutions to support low-income people and communities of color in wielding their own power against the systems that create and perpetuate poverty. She had a vision that legal services organizations would become “corporate lawyers” for individuals and community groups. For that, she was labeled a troublemaker.

 

At the Legal Aid Justice Center, we embrace the radical roots of legal services. Every day, our team of troublemakers channels community voices and challenges the status quo, even when community voices are dissonant and speak irreconcilable truths—and even when they hold us truly accountable for the mistakes we have made in the name of justice. 

 

We call on all troublemakers to stand with us, and behind directly affected communities, in our collective fight for justice.

 

Yours in righteous dissent,

Angela

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc
Senior Lead Organizer, Immigrant Advocacy Program
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Brenda Castañeda
Legal Director, Economic Justice Program
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Rachael Deane
Legal Director, Youth Justice Program
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Jeff Jones
Director of Communications
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Anna Kurien
Legal Director, Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Luis Oyola
Director of Organizing
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Elaine Poon
Deputy Director for Advocacy
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Simon Y. Sandoval-Moshenberg
Legal Director, Immigrant Advocacy Program
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Nareen Scott
Director of People Operations
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Kyna Thomas
Director of Finance & Operations
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Miriam Torian
Managing Attorney, Richmond Office
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Tim Wallace
Director of Development
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Clay Warner
General Counsel, Falls Church Office
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Amy Woolard
Director of Policy
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
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