We are fighting for a just, inclusive, and fair democracy — one that works for everyone.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is led by a diverse and talented team of organizers, communicators, lawyers, and advocates who are committed to building an America as good as its ideals.

Executive Office

Vanita Gupta
President and CEO

Whitney Herrington
Executive Vice President and COO

Ashley Allison
Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs

Allyn Brooks-LaSure
Executive Vice President for Communications

Vanessa N. Gonzalez
Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services

Karen Lawson
Senior Advisor

Brent Johnson
Manager of Executive Office

Adam Lattimore
Executive Assistant

O’neil Pryce
Operations Manager

Charlene Dillard
Receptionist/Office Coordinator


Campaigns & Programs

Leigh Chapman
Program Director, Voting Rights

Sakira Cook
Program Director, Justice Reform

Lynda Garcia
Policing Campaign Director

Liz King
Program Director, Education

Jacob Kwasman
Campaigns and Programs Assistant

Beth Lynk
Census Counts Campaign Director

Anum Malik
K12 Program Analyst

Sonum Nerurkar
Get Out the Count Manager

Frank Nolan
Campaigns and Programs Associate

Clarence “CJ” Powell
Higher Ed Program Analyst

Francesca Simon
Education Equity Program Associate

LaShawn Warren
Senior Vice President, Campaigns & Programs

Corrine Yu
Senior Program Director, Special Projects

All Voting is Local

Aerion Abney
Pennsylvania State Director

Brad Ashwell
Florida State Director

Mike Brickner
Ohio State Director

Kelly Brewington
Communications Director

Hannah Fried
Campaign Director

Megan Gall
Data Director

Alex Gulotta
Arizona State Director

Miguel L’Heureux
Campaign Manager

Shauntay Nelson
Wisconsin State Director



Berenice Bonilla Cortés
Managing Director of Communications

Sofia Costas
Communications Associate

Nisreen Eadeh
Social Media Community Manager

Sarah Edwards
Senior Writer

Dionna Humphrey
Digital Director

Shin Inouye
Director of Communications & Rapid Response

Tyler Lewis
Director of Coalition Communications & Research

Patrick McNeil
Social Media Manager

Rafael Medina
Communications Manager

Lindsey Montague
Creative Director

Danielle Sakowitz
Communications Assistant

Kristen Voorhees
Communications Manager

LaGloria Wheatfall
Communications Manager

Kenny Park Yi
Communications Assistant



Andrew Ansel
Director of Institutional Giving

Kayla Buckley
Development Assistant

Kelsey Edwards
Grants Coordinator

Ron Goines
Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Relations

Similoluwa Odeniyi
Carol Pitchersky Fellow

Gabrielle Sherb
Vice President of Development

Gregory Surh
Manager of Operations & Annual Fund


Field & Membership

Diali Avila
Senior Field Manager

Jordyn Bussey
Regional Field Manager

Elias Hakim
Field Assistant

Lisa Haywood
Director of Membership Services & Events

Cedric Lawson
Field Director

Hillary Medina-Loveless
Field Associate

Anjali Thakur-Mittal
Managing Director of Field & Membership

Lindsey Walker
Field Associate

Kaydrianne Young
Regional Field Manager


Finance & Administration

Ron Bigler
IT Director

Michael Clausell

Constance Dennard
Office Manager

Andy Meruvia
IT Manager

Rosa Nkong
Staff Accountant

Mohammad Rawof
IT Desk Support Specialist

Ravi Shankar
Vice President of Finance

Mohammad Siraj
Budget Analyst

Crystal Smith-Hunt, SPHR
Human Resources Director



Arielle Atherley
Policy Analyst

Josh Boxerman
Policy and Research Associate

Gaylynn Burroughs
Senior Policy Counsel

Emily Chatterjee
Senior Policy Counsel

Tamara Elaine Chrisler
Managing Policy Director

Arielle Kahn
Policy Assistant

Ashley Lawrence
Law & Public Policy Fellow

Nahid Paiman
Policy Assistant

Rob Randhava
Senior Policy Counsel

Jheanelle Wilkins
State & Local Government Affairs Director

Mike Zubrensky
Chief Counsel

Lena Zwarensteyn
Fair Courts Campaign Director

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