Center Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors
Meet Our President
Management Team
Center Staff
ILAC Members

 

Honorary Trustees

Rebecca J. Cook
Bertie Bialek Elliott
Maisie K. Houghton
Betsy K. Karel
Marcie J. Musser
Dr. Nafis Sadik
Roberta Schneiderman
Julie Taymor
Marshall Weinberg

Founding Board Members

Janet Benshoof, Founder & President Emerita
Francis Hatch, (deceased)
Kathryn Kolbert
Sylvia A. Law
Julia Scott
Dr. Sheldon Segal, (deceased)

Management Team

Nancy Northup, President & CEO
Richard Ryan, Chief Operating Officer
Chris Iseli, Chief Communications Officer
Anne Matsui, Chief Development Officer
Erin Davies, Vice President, Global Administration & Office Operations
Julie Rikelman, Interim Vice President, US Legal Program
Lilian Sepúlveda, Vice President, Global Legal Program

Center Staff

Office of the President

Richard Ryan, Chief Operating Officer
Robin Willig, Chief of Staff
Marlene Halpern, Director of Pro Bono Services
Paula Avila-Guillen, Programs Specialist
Sherzod Gulamov, Senior Operations Associate
Hannah Wheelwright, Senior Programs Associate
Elise Coletta, Senior Assistant to the President
Sherlyn Abdullah, Assistant to the Chief of Staff

Communications

Chris Iseli, Chief Communications Officer
Kate Bernyk, Senior Director of Communications
Dionne Scott, Director of Communications Operations
Jill Mizell, Messaging & Public Opinion Research Manager
Carveth Martin, Senior Creative & Designer
Laura Brahm, Senior Content Producer
Jeanne McCabe, Senior Digital Producer & Project Manager
Natalia Garzon, Senior Press Officer
Jennifer R. Miller, Senior Press Officer
Gavin Broady, Press Officer for US Judicial Strategy
Jennifer Gurevich, Digital Strategist
Kristen Thompson, Manager of Global Online Advocacy & Engagement
Chi Nguyen, Senior Designer
Christina Crisostomo, Assistant Manager of Online Communications
Melissa Green, Communications Associate

Development

Anne Matsui, Chief Development Officer
Jill Aragones, Senior Director, Development
Ileana Futter, Senior Director, Major Gifts
Silvina Weihmüller, Senior Director, Global Development Partnerships
Karlyn Bennehoof, Senior Major Gifts Officer
Emily Regas, Major Gifts Officer
Emil McGloin, Senior Manager of Development Operations
Yana Domuschieva, Manager of Donor Research & Trends
Ashley McGuire, Special Events Manager
Megan Moore, Manager of Foundation Relations
Corina Leu, Senior Associate, Institutional Giving
Kathleen Goff, Development Operations Associate
Jessica McCabe, Major Gifts Associate
Hannah Hurmence, Development Assistant

Finance & Administration

Erin Davies, Vice President, Global Administration & Office Operations
Kevin Gorman, Senior Director, Finance & Planning
Mila Stolyar, Senior Director, Accounting & Compliance
Simone Thompson, Staff Accountant
Paul Rudy, Senior Manager, IT
Meredith Mineo, Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development
Olivier Quessy, Senior Manager, Finance & Planning
Wanda Edwards, Human Resources Manager
Tim Dedman, IT Operations Manager
Luis Castillo, Office Manager
Maggie Bohlander, Finance Analyst
Devon Hutchins, Human Resources & Administration Associate
Leon Arline, Accounting Associate
Patrice Hall, Finance Assistant
Miguel Jimenez, Budget Assistant
Allison Escolastico, Receptionist

Global Legal Program

Lilian Sepúlveda, Vice President, Global Legal Program
Melissa Upreti, Regional Director for Asia
Rebecca Brown, Director of Global Advocacy
Evelyne Opondo, Regional Director for Africa
Leah Hoctor, Regional Director for Europe
Catalina Martínez Coral, Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean
Katherine Mayall, Senior Manager, GLP
Sonali Regmi, Regional Manager for Asia
Payal Shah, Senior Legal Adviser
Onyema Afulukwe, Senior Legal Adviser for Africa
Adriana Lamačková, Senior Legal Adviser for Europe
Esther Waweru, Senior Legal Adviser for Africa
Katrine Thomasen, Senior Legal Adviser, Europe
Purna Shrestha, Senior Legal Adviser, Asia
Charles Abbott, Senior Legal Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean
Paola Salwan Daher, Global Advocacy Adviser
Selome Argaw, Legal Adviser for Africa
Meera Shah, Global Advocacy Adviser
Elida Caballero Cabrera, Advocacy Adviser for Latin America & the Caribbean
Moreen Majiwa, Advocacy Adviser for Africa
Mahendra Panta, Senior Finance & Office Manager for Asia
Claudia Moya, Senior Operations & Office Manager, LAC
Sebastian Rodríguez Alarcón, Program Manager, Latin America & the Caribbean
Victoria Ojoo, Regional Office Manager for Africa
Cristina Mocanu, Geneva Office Manager
Elizabeth McCullough-Sanden, Legal Fellow for Global Advocacy
Adrienne Atiles, Program Associate
Floriane Borel, Legal Assistant for Europe and Global Advocacy
Yara Calcaño, Legal Assistant for Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean

US Policy and Advocacy Program

Kelly Baden, Interim Senior Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy
Katrina Anderson, Interim Director, U.S. Human Rights and Foreign Policy
Amy Friedrich-Karnik, Senior Federal Policy Adviser
Aram Schvey, Senior Policy Counsel and Manager of Special Projects
Amanda Allen, Senior State Legislative Counsel
Kristine Kippins, Federal Policy Counsel
Ashley Gray, State Advocacy Adviser
Fran Linkin, Manager of Policy & Advocacy Research
Pilar Herrero, Human Rights Fellow
Lauren Paulk, Senior State Legislative Fellow
Seth Weintraub, Senior Program Associate, Human Rights & Foreign Policy
Jesalyn Ortiz, State Policy and Advocacy Assistant

US Legal Program

Julie Rikelman, Interim Vice President, US Legal Program
Diana Hortsch, Senior Director, Law School Initiative
Erica Smock, Director of Judicial Strategy
Janet Crepps, Senior Counsel
Stephanie Toti, Senior Counsel
David Brown, Senior Staff Attorney
Ilene Jaroslaw, Senior Staff Attorney
Autumn Katz, Senior Staff Attorney
Zoe Levine, Staff Attorney
Amy Myrick, Staff Attorney for Judicial Strategy
Hillary Schneller, Staff Attorney
Genevieve Scott, Staff Attorney
Molly Duane, Legal Fellow
Rupali Sharma, Legal Fellow
Nicole Tuszynski, Senior Manager of the Law School Initiative (LSI)
Helen Bolton, Program Associate for US Legal Program
Lindsay Keating, Program Associate for Judicial Strategy
Rebecca Suldan, Legal Assistant