BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gloria Bader, Ed.D.
The Bader Group
Board Chair

Tom Laube, Esq.
Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP
Board Vice Chair

Mary Siegrist
First American/CoreLogic (ret.)
Board Secretary

Matt Mahoney, Esq.
Witham Mahoney & Abbot, LLP
Board Treasurer

Nancy Aeling
HR Results

Dilkhwaz Ahmed
License to Freedom
Brett D’Arcy
D’Arcy Capital

Margaret Doyle, SHCJ
Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Karen Gross​
Hutchens PR

Carlee Harmonson
Union Bank

Steve Keane, Esq.
Illumina

Sheila McNiff, SHCJ
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Kevin O’Neill
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)

Elena Perez
MANA de San Diego

Amy Romaker, Esq.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Brittany Syz, Esq.
SDG&E

Gerard A. Trippitelli, Esq.

Greg Vega, Esq.
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

STAFF

Carmen M. Chavez, Esq.
Executive Director
Sonia Aguilar
Receptionist
​Anne S. Bautista
Legal Support and Strategy Director
Alice Bendinelli
VIT Project Assistant
Matthew E. Cannon
Managing Attorney, Children’s Program
Giovanna Cano

Legal Assistant, Litigation Program

Zelena Lissette Cartagena
Associate Attorney
Mayra Chaidez
Administrative Clerk
Francesca Egger
Staff Attorney, Children’s Program
Elena Gutierrez
Staff Attorney
Paola Gutierrez
Executive Assistant to the Director
Gabriela Guzman
DOJ Accredited Representative
​​Evelyn Hernandez
Legal Assistant, Victims of Crime
Jennifer Hernandez, M.Sc.
Grants Manager
Jesse Imbriano
Legal Director
Ana Jerez
Legal Assistant, Children’s Program
Zohaile Kakavand
Associate Attorney
​Arwa J. Zakir Kakavand
Managing Attorney, Litigation Program
Evelyn Alicia Lopez
Associate Attorney
Gary Lynn
Finance & Administration Director
Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, M.Sc.
Development Manager
Katherine Paculba Lacher.
Managing Attorney, Pro Bono Program
Abril Perez
Special Project Attorney
Liza Perkins-Cohen
​Associate Attorney
Jesse Ramirez
Legal Assistant, Children’s Program
Emma Rucker
Development Assistant
Carla Valadez
Temporary Assistant, Litigation Program
​Artemisa Valle
Manager, Information Systems and VIT Program
Valeria Vargas
Program Assistant