Achieving LGBT Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

NCLR Staff, Boards & Council

NCLR’s dedicated team works from our national headquarters in San Francisco and our regional office in Washington D.C.

Executive Director Hide -

Kate Kendell, Esq.
Executive Director

Legal View +

Samantha Ames, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Aaron Aruck
Legal Assistant

Noemi Calonje
Immigration Project Director

Helen J. Carroll
Sports Project Director

David Codell, Esq.
Constitutional Litigation Director

Emily Haan, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Jaime Huling Delaye, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Arcelia Hurtado, Esq.
Immigration Policy Advisor

Ashland Johnson, Esq.
Policy Counsel

Geoff Kors
Senior Legislative And Policy Strategist

Carla Lopez
Program Assistant

Shannon Price Minter, Esq.
Legal Director

Asaf Orr, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Lauren Paulk, Esq.
Reproductive Justice Fellow

Maya Rupert, Esq.
Policy Director

Cathy Sakimura, Esq.
Family Law Director & Supervising Attorney

Chris Stoll, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney

Amy Whelan, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney

Shannan Wilber, Esq.
Youth Policy Director

Ming Wong, Esq.
Law Clerk

Chris Zaldúa
Legal Assistant

Communications View +

Erik Olvera
Director of Communications

Christine Keeves
Communications Manager

Development View +

Melissa Higuchi
Senior Development Assistant

Azael Chávez Laría
Project Assistant

Amanda Ryan-Smith, CFRE
Director of Development

Dani Siragusa
Development Events Manager

Autumn Woish
Development Systems Administrator

Ace Portis
Major Gifts Officer

Operations Hide -

Jennifer Barth
Office Manager

Billy Chen
Director of Finance and Operations

Board of Directors View +

Thelma Garza, J.D.
Board Member

Tamika Butler, Esq.
Board Co-Chair

Stacy Parson
Board Member

Stacey Camillo, J.D.
Board Member

Maya Philipson
Board Member

Leigh Morgan
Board Member

Kelly McCown, Esq.
Board Co-Chair

Gareth Duncan Gill
Board Member

Erin Dominguez, Esq.
Board Member

Elizabeth Deeley, Esq.
Board Member

Dorothy Fernandez, Esq.
Board Member

Angela Berry
Board Member

Lisa Cisneros, Esq.
Board Member

National Advisory Board & Council View +

National Advisory Board

Kate Clinton, NY

Diane Holland, MN

Fiona Martin, CO

Yesenia Leon, FL

Deborah Ortega, Ph.D., CO

Barbara Russo, NY

Jill Schlesinger, NY

Sarah M. Schmidt, Psy.D., IL

Sara Sperling, CA

National Advisory Council

Roberta Achtenberg, Esq., CA

Carol Alpert, NY

Susan A. Gore, TX

Joyce Hunter, NY

Phyllis Lyon, CA

Lory Masters, TX

Raquel Matas, Esq., FL

Nancy Polikoff, Esq., DC

Ruthann Robson, Esq., NY

Abby R. Rubenfeld, Esq., TN

Carmen Vazquez, NY

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