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, Program Associate

Rachel is a Program 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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Myesha Braden, Director, Special Justice Initiatives

Myesha Braden is a civil rights attorney whose career has focused on improving the administration of justice systems to ensure equality and fairness for people of color and the poor.
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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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Leslie Black Cordes, Vice President, Programs and Operations

Leslie Cordes currently serves as Vice President of Programs and Operations at the Alliance for Justice where she has oversight over program and budget development, personnel, communications, outreach, and board relations.
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Alisha Dingus, Individual Giving Manager

Alisha Dingus is the Individual Giving Manager at Alliance for Justice, where she manages the entire individual donor portfolio.
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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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Molly Greathead, Dorot Fellow

Molly is a Dorot Fellow at the Alliance for Justice, where she works on federal judicial nominations.
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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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Martin Harris, Baron Fellow

Martin is a Baron Fellow at the Alliance for Justice, where he works on the newly launched Building the Bench initiative.
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William Harrison, 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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Albert Lang, Communications Director

Albert serves as the Director of Communications for the Alliance for Justice, oversees strategy, planning, and execution for communication activities, campaigns, and initiatives and leads media relations efforts.
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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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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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July Silva, Director, Finance

July Silva is Alliance for Justice’s Director of Finance. July manages all accounting functions and coordinates Alliance’s financial plans, budget management, financial statements, and programmatic strategic planning for the organization.
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Megan Simons, Communications Manager

Megan is the Communications Manager at Alliance for Justice. Previously, Megan served as the Media Manager at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Texas-based think tank.
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Tori Sisay, California Program Coordinator, Bolder Advocacy Program

Tori Sisay is the California Program Coordinator for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice and is based in AFJ’s Southern California office.
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Shyaam Subramanian, Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program

Shyaam is Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice and is based in AFJ’s Northern California office.
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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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Holly Tippett, Manager, Foundation Relations

Holly is the Manager 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, Outreach Associate

Aaron is an 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, Advocacy Evaluation Manager

Shannon Williams is the Advocacy Evaluation Manager at Alliance for Justice.
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