Center Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors


Amy Metzler Ritter, Chair
Joseph Stern, Vice Chair
J.B. Kittredge, Treasurer
Lorraine Clasquin, Secretary
Nancy Northup, President & CEO
Heidi Fugeman Lindelof, Assistant Secretary
Kathleen Tait, Assistant Secretary 

Board Members

Maria Cardona
RoAnn Costin
Melanie Gray
David H. Hoffman
Rachel Lam
Janet Levit
Janice Mac Avoy
Karla L. Martin
Michele Coleman Mayes
Joachim Osur
Carole Presern
Louisa Ritter
Mary E. Rubin

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, Senior Manager, Organizational Program Manager
Christina Lynch, Program Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Laura A. Perozo, Senior Director, Finance & Administration
Paul Rudy, Senior Manager, IT
Tim Dedman, IT Operations Manager
Ritika Kaushal, Finance Manager, Global
Eliana Isufi, Payroll and Compliance Manager
Luis Castillo, Office Manager
Allison Escolastico, Associate, Operations
Deophister Uffer, Controller
Alan Ring, Senior Director of Grants and Compliance
Komlan Lonergan, Director of IT
Maureen Napolitano, Assistant Controller
Renee Boyer, Senior IT Project Manager
Meghan Allshouse, Senior Accounts Payable Specialist
Pius Amoh, Accountant
Fatima Arana, Accountant
Raj Jhaveri, Financial Analyst
Andrei Opritoiu, Grants Manager
Alexander Savvides, Data Integration Developer
Dletna Teklai, Department Coordinator, Office of Strategy & Operations
Rodney Russell, Office Coordinator

Human Resources

Anthony Musyoka, Chief Human Resources Officer
Iris McQuillan-Grace, Senior Manager, Talent
Megha Patel, Benefits Coordinator
Zoe Coyle, Department Coordinator
Chelsea Osterweil, Senior Talent Associate
Matthew Lipson, Talent Associate


Vivian Siu, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Sandy Keenan, Deputy Director, Communications
Geraldine Henrich-Koenis, Director of Communications for Global Legal Programs
Megan Diamondstein, Digital Director
John Mims, Senior Multimedia Producer
Aleeza Kazmi, Digital Coordinator
Kelly Krause, U.S. Press Officer
Nora Franco, Junior Press Officer
Liza Darwin, Senior Digital Content Strategist
Virginia Sobol, Senior Writer/Editor
Heather Price, Department Coordinator, Communications & Marketing
Lundon Wilson, Program Manager, Marketing & Communications


Anne Matsui, Chief Development Officer
Jill Berger, Senior Director, Development
Jill Russell, Senior Director, Institutional 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
Laura Solomon, Senior Major Gifts Officer
Megan Moore, Senior Donor Engagement Strategist
Dayspring Cabaniss, Major Gifts Officer
Yana Domuschieva, Senior Manager, Donor Research & Trends
Gwendolyn Franklin, Senior Events Manager
Emil McGloin, Senior Manager, Development Operations
Karin Nilsson, Senior Manager, Government Partnerships
Norma Fritz, Development Writer
Jessica McCabe, Manager, Individual Giving
Elizabeth Lucy, Senior Department Coordinator
Genevieve Oliver, Senior Foundations Coordinator
Casey Bauer, Senior Major Gifts Coordinator
Sarah Ogden, Development Operations Senior Coordinator
Livia Donicova, Senior Associate, Institutional Funding
Ashley Lopez Olijnyk, Development Operations Senior Associate
Jillian Neill, Events Senior Associate
Samantha Stalder, Donor Research Associate

Global Legal Program

Enid Muthoni Ndiga, Senior Vice President
Alejandra Cardenas, Director of Global Legal Strategies
Rebecca Brown, Senior Director of Global Advocacy
Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa
Leah Hoctor, Senior Regional Director for Europe
Catalina Martínez Coral, Senior Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean
Katherine Mayall, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Carmen Cecilia Martinez Lopez, Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean
Onyema Afulukwe, Senior Counsel for Africa
Martin Onyango, Senior Legal Adviser for Africa
Katrine Thomasen, Senior Legal Adviser for Europe
Selome Argaw, Senior Legal Adviser for Africa
Paola Salwan Daher, Senior Global Advocacy Adviser
Prabhakar Shrestha, Legal Advisor for Asia
Mirriam Nthenge, Advocacy Adviser for Africa
Beatrice Odallo, Advocacy Advisor for Africa
Claudia Moya, Program Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean
Victoria Ojoo, Senior Operations and Office Manager for Africa
Grady Arnott, Manager of Legal Research, Global Advocacy
Prabina Bajracharya, Capacity Building Manager for Asia
Bryanna Raiche, Senior Manager, Global Operations
Emma Chessen, Associate, Global Legal Strategies
Margaret Harpin, Legal Advisor
Siri May, Senior Global Advisor, Global Advocacy
Edward Perez, Senior Legal Adviser, Latin America & the Caribbean
Jihan Jacob, Senior Legal Advisor for Asia
Prudence Mutiso, Legal Adviser, Africa
Mariel Ortega De Los Santos, Legal Adviser, LAC
Cristina Rosero, Legal Adviser, LAC
Maria Perico, Junior Legal Adviser
Hellen Owiti, Senior Program Manager, Africa
Daniel Ruge, Senior Communication Manager, Latin America & Caribbean
Kennedy Arthur Wekesa, Senior Communication Manager, Africa
Minayo Lugalia, Capacity Building Manager, Africa
Atieno Odhiambo, Technical Lead, Africa
Avery Seefeld, Program Manager, Global Legal Program
Emanuela Melis, Office Manager, Geneva
Laura Mirahver, Program Associate, Europe
Betsy Muia, GLP Department Coordinator
Mariana Scolaro, Legal Fellow
Christina Zampas, Associate Director for Global Advocacy
Margaret Wanjohi, Program Coordinator for Africa

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
Stephen Evans, US Programs Management

Judicial Strategy

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

Lawyers Network

Aracely Muñoz, Director
Diamond Brown, Counsel
Bridgette Jackson, Counsel
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
Doménica Merino, Senior Associate, USLP
Jasmine Santana, Senior Associate, US Human Rights

US Litigation

Julie Rikelman, Senior Director
Marc Hearron, Senior Counsel
Autumn Katz, US Litigation Managing Senior Counsel
Travis J. Tu, Associate General Counsel
Jenny Ma, Senior Staff Attorney
Emily Nestler, Senior Counsel, Litigation
Hillary Schneller, Senior Staff Attorney
Genevieve Scott, Senior Staff Attorney
Gail Deady, Staff Attorney
Molly Duane, Senior Staff Attorney
Michelle Moriarty, Staff Attorney
Rabia Muqaddam, Staff Attorney
Caroline Sacerdote, Staff Attorney
Jessica Sklarsky, Senior Staff Attorney
Alexandra Thompson, Staff Attorney
Arielle Humphries, Staff Attorney
Kirby Tyrrell, Staff Attorney
Alice Wang, Legal Fellow
Shayna Medley, Legal Fellow
Jen Rasay, Legal Fellow
Helen Bolton, Senior Coordinator
Eman Abdelfadeel, Senior Associate, USLP
Cara Scott, Senior Associate, USLP
Serengeti Timungwa, Senior Associate, USLP

US Policy and Advocacy, Federal

Katherine Gillespie, Senior Federal Policy Counsel
Sara Outterson, Senior Federal Legislative Counsel
Jennie Jacoby, Senior 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
Sabrina Merold, Federal Policy and Advocacy Externally Funded Fellow

US Policy and Advocacy, State

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
Israel Cook, State Legislative Fellow


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