Our Team

Meet our team of lawyers, advocates, and activists committed to creating a more just and restorative society.

STAFF

Staff Members

Briana Barnes

Operations & Programs Coordinator

Oakland, California

Meet Briana

Rebecca Berry

Head of People & Culture

Oakland, California

Meet Rebecca

Amanda Carlin

Staff Attorney - San Bernardino/Riverside Counties

Southern California

Meet Amanda

Deborah Choi

Youth Justice Staff Attorney

Southern California

Meet Deborah

Katie Decker

Frontline Fellow

Oakland, California

Meet Katie

Eva DeLair

Deputy Director, Northern California Programs

Oakland, California

Meet Eva

Ashleigh Dennis

Litigation Staff Attorney

Southern California

Meet Ashleigh

Allison Elder

Staff Attorney

South Carolina

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Monica Espinosa

Hotline & Direct Services Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Monica

Jeannine Esposito

Director of Institutional Partnerships

Oakland, CA

Meet Jeannine

Carmen Garcia

Executive Director

Oakland, California

Meet Carmen

Lupita Garcia

Manager, Operations & Executive Affairs

Oakland, California

Meet Lupita

Zack Gates

Fair Chance Data Coordinator

Los Angeles, California

Meet Zack

Zach Gautier-Klos

California Policy Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Zach

Claudia Gonzalez

Policy Advocacy & Economic Security Coach

Central Valley California

Meet Claudia

Veena Gursahani

Deputy Director, Southern California & Central Valley Programs, Strategic Partnerships and Statewide CA Policy

Southern California

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Jessica Hallett

Staff Attorney - Native Communities (CA)

Oakland, California

Meet Jessica

Daniel Halpern

Senior Paralegal

Oakland, California

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Shirene Hansotia

South Carolina Site Director

South Carolina

Meet Shirene

Stephen Ho

In Prison Programs Coordinator

Oakland, California

Meet Stephen

Annie Holmes

National Legal Resource Coordinator

National Programs

Meet Annie

Nicole Jeong

Southern California Regional Director of Advocacy

Southern California

Meet Nicole

Sarah Kiddoo

Staff Attorney for Central Valley Counties

Fresno, California

Meet Sarah

Joshua Kim

National Director of Litigation for Economic Opportunity

Southern California

Meet Joshua

Margaret Laffan

In-Prison Program Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Margaret

Abby Lederman

Legal Fellow

Oakland, California

Meet Abby

Rona Navales

Development & Communications Coordinator

Oakland, California

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Ana Ojeda

Central Valley Policy Fellow

Fresno

Meet Ana

Misty Oka

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Los Angeles, California

Meet Misty

Monica Ornelas

California Paralegal Support Fellow

Oakland, California

Meet Monica

Mona Patel

Record Cleaning Staff Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Mona

Jamie Popper

Supervisory Attorney - In-Prison Programs

Oakland, California

Meet Jamie

Megan Powell

Legal Fellow

South Carolina

Meet Megan

John Rodriguez

Fair Chance Employment Specialist

Oakland, California

Meet John

Alwin Smith

Fair Chance Employment Specialist

Oakland, California

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Kaylie Stapleton

Paralegal

South Carolina

Meet Kaylie

Meera Swanson

Development Associate

Oakland, California

Meet Meera

Sarah True

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Southern California

Meet Sarah

De’Jone Watts

Women's Support and Social Services Manager

Central Valley California

Meet De'Jone

Kate Weaver Patterson

Deputy Director of National Programs

South Carolina

Meet Kate

Janae Wright

Frontline Operations Support

Oakland, California

Meet Janae

Gail Yen

California Policy Director

Oakland, California

Meet Gail

Our AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers

Louise Arreguin

Central Valley Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Fresno, California

Meet Louise

Coco Gray

Development & Communications Coordinator VISTA

Oakland, California

Meet Coco

Kiran Rao

Data Analyst VISTA

Meet Kiran

Cat Snyder

AmeriCorps Member

Greenville, SC

Meet Cat

Jill Webber

Economic Mobility Coach AmeriCorps VISTA

Meet Jill

Law Clerks, Interns, and Volunteers

Root & Rebound would not be where we are today without the hard work and dedication of volunteers, law clerks, and interns.

Eileen Cayabyab

Social Work Intern

Fresno, California

Meet Eileen

Sarah Dale

Social Work Intern

Greenville, SC

Meet Sarah

Lauren Jorgensen

Intern

Greenville, SC

Meet Lauren

Claire Katz

Summer Law Clerk

Southern California

Meet Claire

Morgan Zamora

Policy Law Clerk

Oakland, California

Meet Morgan
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

Under Construction – New Board Members Coming Soon…

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