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

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

Meet Allison

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

Kehinde Garrison

Fellow

South Carolina

Meet Kehinde

Zach Gautier-Klos

Staff Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Zach

Laura German

Frontline Fellow

Fresno

Meet Laura

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

Meet Veena

Jessica Hallett

Staff Attorney - Native Communities (CA)

Oakland, California

Meet Jessica

Daniel Halpern

Senior Paralegal

Oakland, California

Meet Daniel

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

Meet

Misty Oka

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Los Angeles, California

Meet Misty

Zachariah Oquenda

California Policy Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Zachariah

Mona Patel

Record Cleaning Staff Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Mona

Jamie Popper

In-Prison Programs Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Jamie

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

Ana Walker

South Carolina Director of Legal Services

South Carolina

Meet Ana

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

Coco Gray

Development & Communications Coordinator VISTA

Oakland, California

Meet Coco

Shannon Hurt

Northern California Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator VISTA

Oakland, California

Meet Shannon

Kiran Rao

Data Analyst VISTA

Meet Kiran

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

Claire Katz

Summer Law Clerk

Southern California

Meet Claire

Emily Powers

Summer Legislative Policy Law Clerk

Southern California

Meet Emily

Terris Riley

Legal Intern

South Carolina

Meet Terris
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

Billie Solomon

Chief of Staff, Spin

Meet Billie

Andreya Garcia-Ponce De Leon

Board Chair; Policy Associate, San Bernardino Free Them All

Meet Andreya

Carolina de Armas

Associate, Farella Braun + Martel

Meet Carolina

Watani Stiner

Community Activist

Meet Watani

Tamaron D. Greene

Senior Counsel, Project Finance at Sunrun

Meet Tamaron

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Root & Rebound is looking for enthusiastic, creative people who thrive in a dynamic environment to join our team.

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