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

Cierra Anderson
Director of Finance
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Fanny Brisker
Director of Human Resources
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Chris Florez
Director of Information Technology
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Manuel Gago
Program Director, Worker Justice Program
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Jeff Jones
Director of Communications
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Anna Kurien
Legal Director, Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Andrea Mayfield
Director of Administration & Facilities
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Luis Oyola
Director of Organizing
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Elaine Poon
Deputy Director of 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
Fallon Speaker
Legal Director, Youth Justice Program
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Danielle Taylor
Deputy Director of Operations
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Miriam Torian
Interim Director, Economic Justice Program
She/Her
Leadership: Leadership
Tim Wallace
Director of Development
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Clay Warner
General Counsel, Falls Church Office
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
Jason Yarashes
Program Director, Worker Justice Program
He/Him
Leadership: Leadership
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