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About Us

Our mission is to defend and promote civil liberties and civil rights. We work to ensure that the core values and principles of equality, liberty and due process are more fully and consistently realized in the lives of all New Yorkers. In pursuit of these principles we fight for the dignity of all people, with particular attention to the pervasive and persistent harms of racism.


Wendy Stryker (2025)
Attorney, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Julie Kowitz Margolies (2026)
Vice President
Attorney & Principal, Kowitz Margolies Mediation LLC

Anil Vassanji (2024)
Attorney, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

Anne Keenan (2025)
CMO, Merit America

Mayo Bartlett (2025)
Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC

Wesley Caines (2026)
Deputy Executive Director, The Bronx Defenders

Douglas Cuthbertson (2024)*
Attorney, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Luna Droubi (2024)
Partner, Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP

Waqaas Fahmawi (2025)
Director & Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Stephanie Fox (2025)
Education Policy Consultant

Daeyna Grant (2026)
Associate, Morrison & Forester LLP

Mary Hedahl (2024)
Development Consultant

Jonathan Horn (2024)
Law Office of Jonathan F. Horn

Nina Lauro (2026)
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, NYC Health + Hospitals

Edwin J. Lopez-Soto (2025)
Faculty, Cornell University School of International Relations

Theresa McGovern (2025)
Professor and Senior Associate Dean, CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy

Carlin Meyer (2025)
Professor Emeritus & Arbitrator, New York Law School

Rachel Noerdlinger (2025)
Communications and Public Affairs Consultant

Ademola Oyefeso (2025)
Director of Legislative and Political Action and International Vice President, United Food and Commercial Workers Union

Lynnise E. Pantin (2026)
Pritzker Pucker Family Clinical Professor of Transactional Law, Columbia Law School

James Silas (2024)
Assistant Vice President, Chubb Limited

Daniel J. Stewart (2026)
Executive Director, Independent International Legal Advocates

Nabiha Syed (2024)
President, The Markup

Ronald J. Tabak (2025)
Special Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

V. Simpson Turner (2024)
Senior Pastor, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Jasmine D. Vanterpool (2024)

James Vasile (2026)
Partner, Open Tech Strategies

Eve Wachtell (2024)
Co-Founder & General Partner, Studio

Keisha A. Williams (2026)
Director, Western NY Law Center

Virgil Wong (2025)
Chief Digital Officer, HGS

Ellen Yaroshefsky (2026)
Freedman Institute, Maurice A Deane School of Law, Hofstra University

Robin Yates (2025)
Founder, Yates Advisory LLC


Daniel Alterman
Attorney, Alterman & Boop LLP

John Cirrin
Public Information Officer, Retired, Albany Public Library

May Del Rio
Public Affairs Executive, Retired, Planned Parenthood

Tony Feldmesser

Margaret Fung
Executive Director, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund

Peter J. Gollon
Physicist and Executive, Retired

Janice Goodman
Attorney, Law Offices of Janice Goodman

Joel Gora
Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Ragna Henrichs

Susan N. Herman
Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, President, ACLU

Nancy Hollander, PSY.D.
Financial Consultant

Miriam Hyman
Attorney, Duane Morris LLP

Steven Hyman
Attorney, McLaughlin & Stern

George Kannar
Professor of Law, SUNY-Buffalo School of Law

Deborah H. Karpatkin
Attorney, Law Offices of Deborah H. Karpatkin

Lesly I. Lempert
Consultant, Lecturer on Israeli and Palestinian Issues

Alan Levine

Jennifer McAllister-Nevins

Kathleen Peratis
Arlene Popkin
Civil Libertarian and Attorney, Retired

Shirley Rausher
Adjunct Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Ruth Rosenberg

Gemma Solimene
Clinical Law Professor, Fordham University School of Law

Robin Willner


Claudia Angelos, Clinical Professor of Law, New York University

Deborah H. Karpatkin, Attorney, Law Offices of Deborah H. Karpatkin


Donna Lieberman, Executive Director

William Brown, Director of Office Operations and IT

Richard Bryan, Finance Consultant

Sabrina Carreno, Receptionist

Lisa DeCicco, Director of Human Resources

Nicole Doherty, Senior Human Resources Advisor

Angelis Duarte, Office Manager

Antonio Franco, Human Resources DEI Manager

Permi Gill, Special Assistant to the Executive Office

Michael Gressel, Archives & Records Manager

Juan Diego (JD) Jaramillo, Executive Assistant

Jennifer Johnson, Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Amreeta Mathai, Director of Strategy and Program Integration

Edens Michel, Operations Coordinator and IT Lead

David Pristin, Deputy Executive Director

Abby Allender, Assistant Director for Digital and Design

Katie Chmielewski, Communications Officer

Kaye Dyja, Communications Strategist

Arianna Fishman, Assistant Director, Communications, Campaigns, and Strategy

Sebastian Krueger, Communications Director

Simon McCormack, Senior Writer

Pooj Padmaraj, Digital Strategist

Mohamed Taguine, Communications Strategist

Tamika Turner, Deputy Director of Communications

Amber Yang, Multimedia Producer

Annie Zegers, Senior Officer of Communications

Nushin Bhimani, Development Officer, Prospect Development & Analytics

Morgan Blackburn, Deputy Director of Development

Brice Catalano, Development Assistant

Brianna Cole, Major Gifts Officer

Ari Conte, Development Officer, Events and Artist Engagement

Caroline Cotter, Director of Development

Keith Kole, Development Database Administrator

Brigid Stegemoeller, Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts

Robby Olson, Development Officer

Albert Birzh, Senior Accountant

Marangeli Merced, Junior Accountant

Raquel Murray, Chief Financial Officer


Education Policy Center
Aliyah Ansari, Teen Health Strategist

Jessica Balistreri, Data Analyst

Quinn Carroll, Youth Programs Manager

Stefanie Coyle, Deputy Director of the Education Policy Center

Emma Hulse, Skadden Fellow

Jake Martinez, Deputy Director for Campaigns and Strategy

Juan Miguel, Program Associate

Johanna Miller, Director of the Education Policy Center

Cassandra Minerd, Education Strategist, Indigenous Youth Advocate

Rae Shih, Education Counsel

Christian Singleton, Youth Organizer

Amanda Waggoner, Administrative Assistant

Valentina Amazonas, Organizer

Deka Dancil, Assistant Director of Field (Western Region)

Arlo Fleischer, Organizer

Shay Herbert, Organizer

Drea Herrera, Senior Organizer

Brandon Holmes, Co-Interim Director of Field

Isabelle Leyva, Senior Organizer

Julian Morales, Senior Housing Strategist

Aymanuel Radford, Organizer

Ronan Tuggle, Organizer for Volunteer Engagement

Lupe Aguirre, Staff Attorney

Amy Belsher, Senior Staff Attorney

Molly Biklen, Associate Legal Director

Angelica Ceballos, Paralegal

Lourdes Chavez, Senior Paralegal

Ify Chikezie, Staff Attorney

Terry Ding, Staff Attorney

Christopher Dunn, Legal Director

Arthur Eisenberg, Executive Counsel

Antony Gemmell, Senior Staff Attorney

Perry Grossman, Supervising Attorney

Beth Haroules, Senior Staff Attorney

Robert Hodgson, Supervising Attorney

Daniel Lambright, Senior Staff Attorney

Lisa Laplace, Senior Staff Attorney & Counsel for Pro Bono

Alanis McAlmont, Paralegal

Soleiman Moustafa, Senior Investigator

Jessica Perry, Staff Attorney

Kathryn Sachs, Legal Fellow

Carmen Santiago, Senior Legal Assistant

Tatianna Sosa, Legal Department Manager

Rubin Danberg Biggs, Legal Fellow

Thomas Munson, Legal Fellow

Veronica Salama, Staff Attorney

Zachary Ahmad, Senior Policy Counsel

Naila Awan, Interim Co-Director of Policy

Katharine Bodde, Interim Co-Director of Policy

Allie Bohm, Senior Policy Counsel

Nora Brickner, ERA Campaign Director

Alicen Eatroff, Legislative Administrative Assistant

Yves Fillius, Government Relations Strategist

Justin Harrison, Attorney

Gabriella Larios, Staff Attorney

Jenna Lauter, Policy Counsel

Daniel Schwarz, Privacy & Technology Strategist

Michael Sisitzky, Assistant Policy Director

Mabel Tso, ERA Deputy Campaign Director

Lanessa Chaplin, Director of the Racial Justice Center

Ignacio Aceveda, Senior Organizer

Kevin Atwater, Central NY Region Program Associate

Victoria Coit, Central NY Senior Organizer

Susan Gottehrer, Nassau County Region Director

Kristin Laughter, Nassau County Administrative Assistant

David Rufus, Genesee Valley Senior Organizer

Irma Solis, Suffolk Region Director

Melanie Trimble, Capital Region Director

Jay A. Fernandez, Writer  |  Reviser Editorial

NYCLU Headquarters and Regional Offices

Headquarters & New York City Regional Office
125 Broad Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212 607 3300

Capital Regional Office
41 State Street, Suite 612
Albany, NY 12207
518 436 8594

Central New York Regional Office
499 South Warren Street, Suite 430
Syracuse, NY 13202
315 471 2821

Genesee Valley Regional Office

Hudson Valley Regional Office

Nassau County Regional Office

Suffolk County Regional Office
Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive, PA 221
Central Islip, NY 11722
631 650 2301

Western Regional Office
716 852 4033