2020 Impact ReportA Year of Resilience

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Ayuda pivoted to provide our quality legal, social and language access services to be offered remotely, allowing us to support more than 3,000 immigrants in 2020.

Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy our 2020 Impact Report!




Irfana Anwer, Pro Bono Managing Attorney

Ivan Azcarate, Intake Specialist/Office Manager

Laurie Ball Cooper, Legal Director

Mariana Berumen, Immigration Paralegal

Gabi Brito, Immigration Staff Attorney

Shanti Martin Brown, Immigration Supervising Attorney, D.C.

Becca Brunty, Staff Attorney

Linda Campos, Immigration Staff Attorney

Tamara Castro Marquez, Immigration Staff Attorney

Mary Caulfield, Paralegal

Giancarla Cazzol, Intake Specialist/Office Manager

Kate Clark, Managing Attorney, MD Immigration

Amy Cheng, Legal Assistant, Immigration and Pro Bono

Josh Doherty, Managing Attorney, DC Immigration

Brittania Elias, Domestic Violence/Family Law Paralegal

Katie Flannery, Immigration Staff Attorney

Dana Florkowski, Immigration Staff Attorney

Solangel Gonzalez, Immigration & Project END Attorney

Kelly Hii, Immigration & EJA Fellow

Dalal Hillou, ProBono Coordinating Attorney

Gavrielle JacobovitzTemporary Legal Assistant

Devon Johnson, Legal Assistant

Erin Larkin, Associate Director – Domestic Violence/Family Law

Ambar Martin, Immigration & Project END Legal Assistant

Monica Martinez, Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Victoria Maqueda, Immigration Supervising Attorney, D.C.

Annika Meurs, Temporary Legal Assistant

Maribel Nava, Legal Assistant

Sandra Negron, Temporary Staff Attorney

Colleen Normile, Supervising Attorney, Project END

Corie O’Rourke, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Beatriz Ortiz-López, Immigration Staff Attorney

Grace PereiraSoruco, Legal Assistant

Dominique Perez-Sangimino, Gallogly Fellow

Michelle Romero, Legal Assistant

Erica Rudolf, Domestic Violence/ Family Law Staff Attorney

Helen Sanchez, Intake and Referral Specialist

Isabella SansanelliTemporary Legal Assistant

Katie Soltis, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Madeline Taylor Diaz, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Rosaura VillalobosLegal Assistant – DV/FL & Immigration

Carina Villagra, Immigration Staff Attorney

Michelle Villegas, Children’s/Family Law Clerk

Rebecca Walters, Managing Attorney, VA Legal

Lauren Wert, Immigration Staff Attorney


Lina Arslanian, Grant Financial Manager

Diana Avellaneda, Staff Accountant

Fatima Diabate, Human Resources Manager

Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Mohammad Hourani, Finance Director

Berta Najera, HR and Operations Associate

Rose Spero, Director of Operations


Jennifer Argueta, Case Manager

Diana Fula, Case Manager

Roberto Martinez, Therapist

Fatima Monastiriotis, Senior Case Manager

Ana Cristina Plaza, Interim Social Services Director / Manager of Emergency Assistance Programs / Case Manager

Kirstie Sippola, Case Manager

Ana Teo-Salvador, Case Manager

Maria Andreina Vethencourt, Senior Case Manager



Kendra Carson, Language Access Coordinator

Arlene Galvan, Language Access Coordinator

Rebekah Grafton, Language Access Coordinator

Paige Jordan, Language Access Manager

Egbert Ospina, Language Access Coordinator

Marilyn Lovo, Language Access Manager

Fia Shah, Senior Language Access Coordinator

David Steib, Language Access Director

General Inquiries – interpreterbank@ayuda.com


Nikita Beenunula, Development & Communications Coordinator

Kiara Tarafa, Grants Coordinator

Laura Trask, Associate Director of Development & Communications

Jessica Trease, Development Director

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