The Executive Fellows

Meet our inspirational Executive Fellowship leaders.

Meet the Leaders

This year’s group of leaders is an extraordinary group of 31 legal aid leaders from across the country, representing a wide range of practice areas including immigration, housing, and civil rights law. 

Executive Fellow Class of 2024

Abigail L’Esperance (She/Her/Her)

Abigail L’Esperance (She/Her/Her)

Legal Director, ChangeLab Solutions
Akisha Johnson (She/Her/Her)

Akisha Johnson (She/Her/Her)

Litigation Director, Lakeshore Legal Aid (Michigan)
Alexandra Gonzales Buchanan (She/Her/Her)

Alexandra Gonzales Buchanan (She/Her/Her)

Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights California
Allison Davenport (She/Her/Her)

Allison Davenport (She/Her/Her)

Senior Managing Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Amy Orgain (She/Her/Her)

Amy Orgain (She/Her/Her)

Senior Managing Attorney, Homeless Action Center
Ana Moraga Archila (She/Her/Her)

Ana Moraga Archila (She/Her/Her)

Supervising Attorney, KIND
Bernadette Manigault (She/Her/Her)

Bernadette Manigault (She/Her/Her)

Supervising Attorney-Health Consumer Center, NLSLA
Bertha Sanchez Hayden (She/Her/Her)

Bertha Sanchez Hayden (She/Her/Her)

Directing Attorney, Bet Tzedek
Cynthia Chagolla (She/Her/Her)

Cynthia Chagolla (She/Her/Her)

Chief Program Officer, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Hannah Brady (She/Her/Her)

Hannah Brady (She/Her/Her)

Deputy Executive Director, Senior Advocacy Network
Jaime Cartagena (They/Them/Their)

Jaime Cartagena (They/Them/Their)

Deputy Director of Operations, Inland Counties Legal Services
Jan Collatz (He/Him/His)

Jan Collatz (He/Him/His)

Legal Director, Wage Justice Center
Kathryn Eidmann (She/Her/Her)

Kathryn Eidmann (She/Her/Her)

Vice President, Chief of Litigation and Legal Programs, Public Counsel
Kimberley Plotnik (She/Her/Her)

Kimberley Plotnik (She/Her/Her)

Program Director, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. - Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
Laila Ayub (She/Her/Her)

Laila Ayub (She/Her/Her)

Co-Director & Immigration Attorney, ANAR
Laura Brown (She/Her/Her)

Laura Brown (She/Her/Her)

Executive Director, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
Laurie Furstenfeld (She/Her/Her)

Laurie Furstenfeld (She/Her/Her)

Director of Legal Advocacy, Child Care Law Center
Madeline Musante (She/Her/Her)

Madeline Musante (She/Her/Her)

Associate Director of Development, Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto
Marisa Lundin (She/Her/Her)

Marisa Lundin (She/Her/Her)

Director of Learning & Impact, CRLA
Maritza Agundez (She/Her/Her)

Maritza Agundez (She/Her/Her)

Director of Programs and Subcontract Administration, CHIRLA
Matias Bernal (He/Him/His)

Matias Bernal (He/Him/His)

Executive Director, Education and Leadership Foundation
Miguel Martinez (He/Him/His)

Miguel Martinez (He/Him/His)

Senior Program Manager, OneJustice
Mikaela West (She/Her/Her)

Mikaela West (She/Her/Her)

Lead Attorney, Dependency Legal Services (DLS)
Monica LaBoskey (She/Her/Her)

Monica LaBoskey (She/Her/Her)

Deputy Director, Family Violence Appellate Project
Ruth Calvillo (She/Her/Her)

Ruth Calvillo (She/Her/Her)

Managing Attorney, CARECEN
Tanya Harmony Ridino (She/Her/Her)

Tanya Harmony Ridino (She/Her/Her)

Executive Director, Senior Citizens’ Legal Services
Tiffany Goodloe (She/Her/Her)

Tiffany Goodloe (She/Her/Her)

Director of Administration, Finance & Personnel, Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law
Tricia Herrera (She/Her/Her)

Tricia Herrera (She/Her/Her)

Directing Attorney, CCLS
Vangela Wade (She/Her/Her)

Vangela Wade (She/Her/Her)

President/CEO, Mississippi Center for Justice
Vikram Swaruup (He/Him/His)

Vikram Swaruup (He/Him/His)

Executive Director, Legal Aid of the District of Columbia
Virginia Millacci (They/Them/Their)

Virginia Millacci (They/Them/Their)

Executive Director, Family and Children's Law Center

Executive Fellowship News

Executive Fellowship

2024 Executive Fellowship Kicks Off In Person in Los Angeles

On September 21st, OneJustice kicked off its 14th Executive Fellowship cohort with an extraordinary group of 31 legal aid leaders from across the country.  During this two-day in-person meeting our Fellows were able to meet each other, hear from Fellowship alumni, and dive right into the Executive Fellowship curriculum.

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