Nan Aron, President

Nan Aron is the founder and president of Alliance for Justice (AFJ), the leading progressive advocacy organization on justice issues since its inception in 1979.
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Ryann Alonso, Program Coordinator, Bolder Advocacy Program

Ryann Alonso is the Program Coordinator for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice’s DC office.
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Leslie Barnes, Senior Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program

Leslie Barnes serves as Senior Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy Program at Alliance for Justice.
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Rachel Bracken, Senior Outreach Associate

Rachel is a Senior Associate with the Outreach team. In this position, she coordinates outreach to AFJ’s networks of member organizations, law schools, legal communities and various coalitions across the United States.
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Anese Clark, Database Manager

Anese Clark has been with Alliance for Justice for nineteen years and currently serves as the Database Manager.
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Alisha Dingus, Director of Individual Giving

Alisha Dingus is the Director of Individual Giving at Alliance for Justice, where she oversees and grows the entire individual donor program.
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Zack Ford, Press Secretary

Zack Ford is the Press Secretary at Alliance for Justice, where he helps craft the voice of the organization. He is the point-person for handling media requests, publicly promoting the organization’s work, and developing AFJ messaging.
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Daniel L. Goldberg, Director, Legal

Daniel L. Goldberg currently serves as Legal Director at the Alliance For Justice. Prior to joining AFJ, Mr. Goldberg served as Chief of Staff of the Department of Justice Office of Legislative Affairs.
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Jairo Gomez, Program Coordinator, Bolder Advocacy

Jairo Gomez is the CA Program Coordinator for the Bolder Advocacy program. He coordinates workshops and trainings, and provides administrative and programmatic support.
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Daniel Gurmankin, Development Associate

Dan is a Development Associate at Alliance for Justice. In this role, he assists in the management of grants from AFJ’s foundation funders and supports efforts to secure additional funding from foundations and individuals alike.
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William Harrison, The Helen Rosenthal Fellow

Will is the Rosenthal Fellow with the Building the Bench program at Alliance for Justice. In this role, Will builds awareness of the importance of experiential and demographic diversity on the federal judiciary, and partners with a coalition of organizations to identify and recruit potential candidates for the federal bench.
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Mathias Lemma, Bookkeeper

Mathias Lemma serves as the Bookkeeper (Certified) in Alliance for Justice’s Washington, DC office. As a member of the Finance Team, he handles Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, along with other accounting activities.
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Abby Levine, Director, Bolder Advocacy

Abby Levine serves as Director of the Bolder Advocacy Program at Alliance for Justice. 
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Sara Matlin, Senior Bilingual Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program

Sara Matlin is Senior Bilingual Counsel with the Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Program in Northern California.
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Tim Mooney, Senior Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program

Tim Mooney is senior counsel with the Bolder Advocacy Program at Alliance for Justice.
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Spencer Myers, Dorot Fellow

Spencer is a Dorot Fellow at the Alliance for Justice. In this role, he vets nominees to the federal judiciary, prepares reports on nominees’ records, and monitors federal court decisions.
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Jasmine Newman, Web Manager

Jasmine is the Web Manager for AFJ and affiliated programs.
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Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort, Director, Texas Office

Natalie Ossenfort serves as the Director of AFJ’s Texas office, where she works with local nonprofit organizations to boost their advocacy capacity and understanding of state and federal nonprofit advocacy rules.
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Ronnie Pawelko, Senior Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program

Ronnie Pawelko is Senior Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice and is based in AFJ’s Washington, DC office.
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Alicia Peyton, Director, Administration

Alicia Holmes Peyton has been in service as Alliance for Justice’s Director of Administration for over twenty years. She has been working to better the office administration and management field for over 30 years.
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Jen Powis, Senior Counsel

In 2020, Jen Powis opened the Houston office as Senior Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy Program at Alliance for Justice.  
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Nona Randois, California Director

Nona leads AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy work in California. She supervises AFJ’s California team and ensures that AFJ offers expert training, resources, and technical assistance to support nonprofits and foundations conducting advocacy in our state.
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Amber Saddler, Dorot Fellow

Amber Saddler is a Dorot Fellow at the Alliance for Justice. In this role, she researches and prepares reports on the records of potential judicial nominees, monitors Congressional proceedings for confirmations to the federal judiciary, and writes about Supreme Court and lower federal court decisions affecting civil rights and access to justice issues.
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Keith Thirion, Director, Outreach

Keith Thirion leads the outreach team in organizational and coalition strategies elevating the importance of the courts and judicial nominations through public education and mobilization
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Reginald Thornton, Director, Finance

Holly Tippett, Director, Foundation Relations

Holly is the Director of Foundation Relations at Alliance for Justice where she works closely with Program Directors to best represent AFJ’s work and vision to current foundation funders and prospects.
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Aaron True, Senior Outreach Associate

Aaron is a Senior Outreach Associate at the Alliance for Justice. In this role, he organizes and implements nationwide campaigns for fairer and more just courts.
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Quyen Tu, Southern California Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program

Quyen is the Southern California Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice and is based in AFJ’s Southern California office.
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Shannon Williams, Evaluation Manager, Bolder Advocacy Program

Shannon Williams is the Evaluation Manager at Alliance for Justice.
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