Center Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors
Executive Team
Nancy Northup , President & CEO
Michelle Dees , Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Anne Matsui , Chief Development Officer
Anthony Musyoka , Chief Human Resources Officer
Enid Muthoni Ndiga , Senior Vice President
Lourdes Rivera , Senior Vice President
Vivian Siu , Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Andy Sommer , General Counsel
Robin Willig , Chief of Staff
Center Staff

Office of the President

Robin Willig , Chief of Staff
Sarah Thomas , Executive Assistant to the President/Administrative Manager
Nicole Hamilton , Senior Board Relations Associate

Strategy and Operations

Michelle Dees , Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Fiona Barr , Senior Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Amelia Holstrom , Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
June Tsang , Manager, Special Projects
Christina Lynch , Program Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Marielle Carter , Administrative Assistant

Human Resources

Anthony Musyoka , Chief Human Resources Officer
Iris McQuillan-Grace , Manager, Talent Acquisition


Vivian Siu , Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Sandy Keenan , Deputy Director, Communications
Geraldine Henrich-Koenis , Director, Media Relations
Megan Diamondstein , Digital Director
John Mims , Senior Multimedia Producer
Kelly Krause , U.S. Press Officer
Katari Sporrong , Graphic Designer
Elizabeth Horwitz , Digital Associate
Nora Franco , Junior Press Officer
Liza Darwin , Senior Digital Content Strategist
Virginia Sobol , Senior Writer/Editor


Anne Matsui , Chief Development Officer
Jill Berger , Senior Director, Development
Darlene Larsen , Senior Director, Major Gifts
Jill Russell , Senior Director, Government Partnerships
Noelle Williams , Associate Director of Foundations
Karlyn Bennehoof , Senior Major Gifts Officer
Elizabeth Coffey , West Coast Senior Major Gifts Officer
Ileana Futter , Senior Major Gifts Officer
Megan Moore , Senior Donor Engagement Strategist
Laura Solomon , Senior Major Gifts Officer
Dayspring Cabaniss , Major Gifts Officer
William Gehling , Major Gifts Officer
Yana Domuschieva , Senior Manager, Donor Research & Trends
Gwendolyn Franklin , Senior Events Manager, Development
Emil McGloin , Senior Manager, Development Operations
Karin Nilsson , Senior Manager, Government Partnerships
Norma Asher , Development Writer
Jessica McCabe , Manager, Individual Giving
Fatima Saeed , Manager, Global Development Partnerships
Casey Bauer , Major Gifts Coordinator
Elizabeth Lucy , Department Coordinator
Sarah Ogden , Development Operations Coordinator
Genevieve Oliver , Foundations Coordinator
Livia Donicova , Foundations Associate
Ashley Lopez Olijnyk , Development Operations Associate
Jillian Neill , Events Associate
Samantha Stalder , Donor Research Associate

Finance & Administration

Laura A. Perozo , Senior Director, Finance & Administration
Daina Thomas , Controller
Paul Rudy , Senior Manager, IT
Philip Briggs , Senior Manager, Global Office Operations
Tim Dedman , IT Operations Manager
Ritika Kaushal , Accounting Manager, International
Eliana Isufi , Accounting Manager
Luis Castillo , Office Manager
Gerson Zayas , Accounting Associate
Allison Escolastico , Operations Assistant

Pro Bono

Marlene Halpern , Senior Director of Pro Bono Services
Katie Niejadlik , Senior Manager, Pro Bono Services
Lindsay Keating , Manager, Pro Bono Services
Emma Letcher , Associate, Pro Bono Services

US Programs

Lourdes Rivera , Senior Vice President
Lauren Elfant , Deputy Director
Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara , Program Manager, U.S. Programs

Judicial Strategy

Diana Kasdan , Director
Amy Myrick , Senior Staff Attorney
Scott Ruskay-Kidd , Senior Staff Attorney
Joel Dodge , Staff Attorney
Claire Shennan , Program Associate
Monique Baumont , Research & Policy Analyst

Lawyers Network

Aracely Muñoz , Director
Diamond Brown , Counsel
Rodney Russell , Office Coordinator
Hannah Tennies , Senior Program Associate

US Human Rights

Risa Kaufman , Director
Pilar Herrero , Senior Staff Attorney
Karla Torres , Senior Human Rights Counsel
Breana Lipscomb , Senior Manager, Maternal Health & Human Rights Initiative
Alizeh Bhojani , AR Human Rights Counsel
Carolina van der Mensbrugghe , Human Rights Fellow
Doménica Merino , Senior Associate, USLP
Jasmine Santana , Senior Associate

US Policy and Advocacy

Susan Inman , Director, Federal Policy and Advocacy
Katherine Gillespie , Senior Federal Policy Counsel
Sara Outterson , Senior Federal Legislative Counsel
Jennie Jacoby , Federal Policy Counsel
Liz Wagner , Federal Policy Counsel
Freya Riedlin , Federal Policy Counsel
Jackie Blank , Federal Legislative Strategist and Act for Women Campaign Manager
Vandana Ranjan , Senior Federal Policy and Advocacy Analyst
Hannah Wheelwright , Federal Policy & Advocacy Strategist
Tessa Ruff , Federal Policy and Advocacy Associate
Elisabeth Smith , Chief Counsel, State Policy & Advocacy
Agata Pelka , Senior State Legislative Counsel
Ashley Gray , Senior Advisor, State Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships
Louisa Thanhauser , Manager, State Advocacy Initiatives
Nimra J. Chowdhry , State Legislative Counsel
Fajer Saeed Ebrahim , State Legislative Counsel
Jesalyn Ortiz , Senior State Policy and Advocacy Associate