Our Team

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


Staff Members

Briana Barnes

Executive Assistant

Oakland, California

Meet Briana

Amanda Carlin

Staff Attorney - San Bernardino/Riverside Counties

Southern California

Meet Amanda

Deborah Choi

Youth Justice Staff Attorney

Southern California

Meet Deborah

Katie Decker

Record Cleaning Paralegal

Oakland, California

Meet Katie

Eva DeLair

Deputy Director, Northern California Programs

Oakland, California

Meet Eva

Jeannine Esposito

Deputy Director: Development & Communications

Oakland, California

Meet Jeannine

Marvel L. Faulkner

Reentry Attorney


Meet Marvel

Sam Fishman

In-Prison Programs Attorney


Meet Sam

Alesia Flores

Deputy Director of National Programs and South Carolina Managing Attorney

South Carolina

Meet Alesia

Carmen Garcia

Executive Director

Oakland, California

Meet Carmen

Zack Gates

Fair Chance Data Coordinator

Los Angeles, California

Meet Zack

Zach Gautier-Klos

California Policy Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Zach

Claudia Gonzalez

Central Valley Policy Associate

Central Valley California

Meet Claudia

Gabriel Gonzalez

Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellow

Oakland, CA

Meet Gabriel

Fredrick Green

Warm Handoff Fellow

Oakland, California

Meet Fredrick

Jessica Hallett

Staff Attorney - Native Communities (CA)

Oakland, California

Meet Jessica

Daniel Halpern

Senior Paralegal

Oakland, California

Meet Daniel

Stephen Ho

In Prison Programs Coordinator

Oakland, California

Meet Stephen

Shannon Hurt

Program Specialist

Oakland, California

Meet Shannon

Joshua Kim

National Director of Litigation for Economic Opportunity

Southern California

Meet Joshua

Marshal Lawler

Policy Fellow

Oakland, CA

Meet Marshal

Misty Oka

Staff Attorney - Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Meet Misty

Mona Patel

Record Cleaning Staff Attorney

Oakland, California

Meet Mona

Jamie Popper

Supervisory Attorney - In-Prison Programs

Oakland, California

Meet Jamie

John Rodriguez

Education & Communications Manager

Oakland, California

Meet John

Chloe Sanderson

Program Coordinator

South Carolina

Meet Chloe

Alwin Smith

Fair Chance Employment Specialist

Oakland, California

Meet Alwin

Ivet Soria

Supervising Social Services Manager

Tulare County

Meet Ivet

Sarah True

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Southern California

Meet Sarah

Janae Wright

Frontline Operations Support

Oakland, California

Meet Janae

Gail Yen

California Policy Director

Oakland, California

Meet Gail

Our AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers

Anna Gorski

Northern California Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator Americorps VISTA

Oakland, California

Meet Anna

Kiran Rao

Data Analyst VISTA

Meet Kiran

Luke Robins

Development & Communications VISTA

Oakland, California

Meet Luke

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.

Simran Chahal

Education Law Clerk

National Programs

Meet Simran

Board of Directors

Saeleen Bommarito

Irene Diaz

Carmen Garcia

Watani Stiner

Advisory Board

Carol Kahm

Keith Smalls

Elaina Wolfe

Join The Team

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

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