Irfana Anwer, Pro Bono Managing Attorney

Ivan Azcarate, Intake Specialist/Office Manager

Laurie Ball Cooper, Legal Director

Gabi Brito, Immigration Staff Attorney

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

Becca Brunty, Law Clerk

Linda Campos, Immigration Staff Attorney

Tamara Castro Marquez, Immigration Staff Attorney

Mary Caulfield, Senior Paralegal

Giancarla Cazzol, Intake Specialist/Office Manager

Kate Clark, Managing Attorney, MD Immigration

Josh Doherty, Managing Attorney, DC Immigration

Ryan Durazo, Law Clerk

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 Jacobovitz, 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

Tamara Marquez, Immigration Staff Attorney

Victoria Maqueda, Immigration Supervising Attorney, D.C.

Annika Meurs, Legal Assistant

Maribel Nava, Legal Assistant

Sandra Negron, Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Colleen Normile, Supervising Attorney, Project END

Corie O’Rourke, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Beatriz Ortiz-López, Immigration Staff Attorney

Blanca Palma, Paralegal

Grace PereiraSoruco, Legal Assistant

Dominique Perez-Sangimino, Gallogly Fellow

Julia Rigal, Immigration & EJA Fellow

Michelle Romero, Legal Assistant

Helen Sanchez, Intake and Referral Specialist

Isabella Sansanelli, Legal Assistant

Katie Soltis, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Madeline Taylor Diaz, Immigration Supervising Attorney, Virginia

Carina Villagra, Immigration Staff Attorney

Rosa Villalobos, Legal Assistant

Michelle Villegas, Children’s/Family Law Clerk

Lauren Wert, Immigration Staff Attorney


Diana Avellaneda, Staff Accountant

Fatima Diabate, Human Resources Manager

Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Rossana Molina, Senior Staff Accountant

Berta Najera, HR and Operations Associate

Rose Spero, Director of Operations


Jennifer Argueta, Case Manager

Diana Fula, Case Manager

Monica Maldonado, Case manager

Roberto Martinez, Therapist

Fatima Monastiriotis, Senior Case Manager

Isabella Najera, Therapist

Ana Cristina Plaza, Social Services Director

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 –


Nikita Beenunula, Development & Communications Coordinator

Laura Trask, Acting Development Director




Kiara Tarafa, Grants Coordinator

Jessica Trease, Grants Director

April Yu, Grants Specialist

Ayuda's Washington, D.C. office has moved!

Ayuda is excited to announce that as of Tuesday, September 1, 2021 we have a NEW DC office! Ayuda will no longer be operating out of our 6925B Willow St NW nor our 1413 K St. NW offices.

Our new Washington, D.C. office is located at 1990 K Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006.

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