Our Team

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Officers

Pete Taft
CHAIR
Co-founder and Former CEO, Taft Communications

Sasa Olessi Montaño
PRESIDENT
Chief Executive Officer at Meals on Wheels of Mercer County

Rev. Karen Hernández-Granzen
VICE-CHAIR
Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church

Jonathan Lear
TREASURER

Principal, Lear & Pannepacker, LLP

David Long
SECRETARY

Managing Director, Princeton Policy Associates

Trustees

David Anderson
Principal and Consultant at DMA Infotech LLC

Jason Scott Camilo, Esq.
Principal and Founder, Law Offices of Jason Scott Camilo, LLC

Miguel Centeno
Vice Dean; Musgrave Professor of Sociology; Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University

Dr. Rachael Evans
Chief Medical Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

Patricia Fernández-Kelly
Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Valeria Posso-González
Marketing Director, Advertise IT LLC

Susan Roy
Attorney at Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC

Richard Sperry
Research Partnerships and Collaborations, EverythingALS

Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush
Adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

STAFF

Cecilia Jiménez-Weeast
Executive Director

Michelle Allendes
Legal Services Coordinator

Rosmery Almonte-Valoy
Front Desk Receptionist

Dr. Tara Chalakani
Professional Counselor Consultant

Miranda Christ
Director of Development and Communications

Carolina Curbelo, Esq.
Supervising Attorney

Email the Legal Team at 
legal@laldef.org

Caty Dominguez
Client Advocate/ID Card Manager/Community Health Worker

Aslin Gonzalez Laureano
Client Advocate/Community Health Worker

Graciela Leal
Office Manager

Laura Mora
Community Organizer/Community Health Worker

Kadeem Neill
Community Health Worker

Ana Obika
FUTURO Program Coordinator

Leandra Ovalle
Welcome House Caretaker

Erika Perez
FUTURO Program Assistant

Shelly Peskin
Legal Services Coordinator

VOLUNTEERS

Maura Barrios, ID Card Volunteer
Gage Braddock, ESOL Instructor
Ed Fenwick, DOJ Accredited Representative, Legal Services
Emmet Gallagher, ESOL Instructor
Anna Gallos, ESOL Instructor
Steve Gates, ESOL Instructor
Brianna Grausso, ESOL Instructor
Kimberly Jack, ESOL Instructor

Jeff Konah, ESOL Instructor
Christine Piatek, ESOL Instructor
Susana Plotquin, Legal Services Volunteer
Andrea Reyes, HSE Instructor
Romi Roman Cabrera, HSE Instructor
Daniela C. Salcedo Arnaiz, ESOL Instructor
Janice Talbot, ESOL Instructor
Kristin Talbot, ESOL Instructor
Alice Yu, ESOL Instructor