Betsy Miller Kittredge, Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff
Betsy Miller Kittredge (she/her/hers) brings deep experience in the progressive movement and a lifelong commitment to social justice to the Alliance for Justice. Prior to joining AFJ, she was the SVP of Human Resources and Operations at EveryAction (now named Bonterra), a company that helps thousands of nonprofits with fundraising, advocacy, volunteer management, and more.
Jake Faleschini, Legal Director, State Courts / Interim Program Director, Justice
Jake Faleschini is a lawyer and policy advocate with expertise in federal, state, and local justice systems. He currently serves as Legal Director, State Courts and the Interim Director of Justice Programs at Alliance for Justice, where he helps direct policy, research, and advocacy on the state and federal courts. He joined AFJ in the spring of 2022.
Kimberly Humphrey, Legal Director, Federal Courts
Kimberly is a federal and state public policy expert with over twelve years of experience. She currently serves as the Senior Legislative Counsel at the Alliance for Justice, leading and coordinating federal advocacy in partnership with the Outreach and Bolder Advocacy Programs…
Zachery Morris, Deputy Legal Director, State Courts
Zachery Morris serves as Deputy Legal Director, State Courts at Alliance for Justice. He joined AFJ in the summer of 2022.
Zachery has extensive experience as a civil and human rights litigator. Prior to joining AFJ, he most recently served as Counsel at American Oversight, where he led state and federal open records litigation and secured the release of thousands of withheld records tied to sham election audits and threats to democracy throughout the country.
Rachel Bracken, Regional State Courts Manager
Rachel is a Regional State Courts Manager with the Justice Team. In this position, she manages AFJ/AFJ Action’s involvement in state supreme court justice selection and supports in-state coalitions in Ohio and throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining the Justice Team, Rachel was on AFJ’s Outreach Team where she helped create AFJ’s State Court Justice Project and launch AFJ Action’s State Courts Matter initiative.
Mari Nemec, Dorot Felllow
Mari is one of Alliance for Justice’s two 2022-2023 Dorot Fellows. In this role, she researches and prepares reports on federal judicial nominees and monitors the federal courts.
Mari graduated from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law in 2022 and received her B.A. in history and gender studies from the College of William and Mary in 2017.
Jeevna Sheth, Dorot Fellow
Jeevna Sheth is one of the two Dorot Fellows for 2022-2023 at the Alliance for Justice.
In this role, she researches and prepares reports on judicial nominees and monitors federal court decisions affecting civil rights and access to justice issues.
Jeevna graduated from the George Washington University Law School in May 2020 and earned her B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from the University of Chicago in 2017.
Nona Randois, Interim Senior Legal Director, Bolder Advocacy
As Interim Senior Legal Director of Bolder Advocacy, Nona ensures that Bolder Advocacy offers expert training, resources, and technical assistance to support nonprofits and foundations conducting advocacy throughout the country and leads AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy work in California.
Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort, Interim Program Director, Bolder Advocacy
Natalie Ossenfort serves as Interim Program Director for Bolder Advocacy, and formerly served as the Director of AFJ’s Texas office, where she worked with local nonprofit organizations to boost their advocacy capacity and understanding of state and federal nonprofit advocacy rules.
Administration and Finance
Reginald Thornton, Director, Finance
Taylor Miller, Senior Digital Communications Strategist
Taylor Miller serves as a Senior Digital Communications Strategist for Alliance for Justice. In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of AFJ’s overall digital strategy across each of the organization’s major digital platforms.
Aidan O’Shea, Senior Digital Communications Strategist
Aidan O’Shea is a Senior Digital Communications Strategist, having started with AFJ in January 2022. As Senior Digital Communications Strategist, he contributes to the management of the organization’s online presence, and designs and executes bold digital campaigns to further AFJ’s mission.
Nadia Watson, Marketing Communications Manager, Bolder Advocacy
Nadia Watson is the Marketing Communications Manager for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice. She will help implement and maintain an overall content marketing strategy for Bolder Advocacy’s thought leadership and advocacy resources for the dual purpose of aligning with AFJ’s overall strategy and effectively engaging key stakeholders.
Emily Harting, Director, Foundation Relations
Emily Harting joined the Alliance for Justice in May 2022 as the Director, Foundation Relations. In this role she is responsible for stewarding, cultivating, and growing the portfolio of generous foundation supporters that make AFJ’s work possible.
Mike Salamon, Deputy Director of Outreach & Membership
Mike Salamon comes to AFJ with over 15 years of experience leading advocacy initiatives and grassroots engagement campaigns for a variety of leading nonprofits. Most recently, Mike was Director of Community Engagement and Organizing for the Anti-Defamation League, where he led strategic planning and engagement for multiple federal and state campaigns focused on combatting hate and extremism.
Maria Martinez, Senior Manager of Outreach & Membership
Maria Martinez joined AFJ as Senior Manager of Outreach & Membership in July 2022. Maria is an organizer and political activist with experience in both electoral and issue advocacy campaigns. She was recently the Latinx Coalition Director for the Democratic National Committee where she coordinated outreach to state democratic parties and coalition partners, with a focus on President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda and its impact on Latinx communities.