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Management Staff & Attorneys

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ key management team brings a wealth of legal expertise, policy advocacy experience, a solid background working with diverse and underserved communities, and a passion for its mission to provide access to civil justice for those without a voice.

Leadership

Silvia R. Argueta

Silvia R. Argueta

Executive Director
Lesli Latt

Lesli Latt

Director of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Nicole M. Perez

Nicole M. Perez

Director of Client Services and Compliance
Michael D. Polanichka

Michael D. Polanichka

Director of Information and Technology
Tyler Press Sutherland

Tyler Press Sutherland

Director of Racial Justice and Equity
 Linda Quintana

Linda Quintana

Director of Fiscal Management
 Vincent Rodriguez

Vincent Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer
 Barbara J. Schultz

Barbara J. Schultz

Director of Housing Justice
Wilbert (Will) Watts

Wilbert (Will) Watts

Director of Community and Economic Justice
 Phong Wong

Phong Wong

Pro Bono Director
 Lynn Etkins

Lynn Etkins

Director of Strategic Projects
Joann Lee

Joann Lee

Special Counsel on Language Justice

Management

Monica Arellano

Monica Arellano

Managing Attorney, Homelessness Prevention Project and Restoring Communities Workgroup
Yolanda Arias

Yolanda Arias

Managing Attorney, East LA Office and Economic Stability Workgroup
Jennifer Baez-Silva

Jennifer Baez-Silva

Supervising Attorney, Eviction Defense Center
Brianne Dobson

Brianne Dobson

Legal Secretary Manager
Aila Ferguson

Aila Ferguson

Supervising Attorney, Client Intake Workgroup
Mark Hu

Mark Hu

Managing Attorney, Self-Help Centers
Brenton Inouye

Brenton Inouye

Managing Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project
Angela McNair Turner

Angela McNair Turner

Managing Attorney, South LA Office and Housing & Communities Workgroup
Kevin F. Mitchell

Kevin F. Mitchell

Managing Attorney, Santa Monica Office
Michael J. Ortiz

Michael J. Ortiz

Special Counsel on Immigrant Affairs
Dominique Quevedo

Dominique Quevedo

Managing Attorney, Long Beach Office and Supporting Families Workgroup
Ronnette Ramos

Ronnette Ramos

Managing Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnerships
Nicole Rivera-Vazquez

Nicole Rivera-Vazquez

Managing Attorney, Client Intake
Tyler Nicole Smith

Tyler Nicole Smith

Managing Attorney, Veterans Justice Center
Tiffany Tsao

Tiffany Tsao

Pro Bono Manager
Jeffrey M. Uno

Jeffrey M. Uno

Managing Attorney, Eviction Defense Center
Susan Vincent

Susan Vincent

Legal IT Manager
Sara Williams

Sara Williams

Communications Manager

Attorneys & Fellows

Asian & Pacific Islander Outreach Project

Jean C. Ahn
Patricia Park
Annie Yu

Client Intake

Jonathan Hannigan

Economic Stability

Elena Ackel
Matthew Clark
Matthew Edwards
Zackary Genduso
Jamie Kim
Tanya McGary
Cara McGraw
Natasha Roland
Robyn Smith
Catherine Vega

Eviction Defense Center

Matt Barno*
Sebastian Bendeck*
Eric Daco
Christopher Homandberg
Joshua Johnson
Richard Maher
Amanda McNally*
Mario Perez
Sarah Sewell
Akila Shenoy
Cindy Shin
Andrea Torres-Figueroa
Javier Valencia

Homelessness Prevention (Measure H)

Michael Lee
Mai Nguyen

Housing and Communities

Susanne Browne
Paul Estuar
Ghirlandi Guidetti
Jonathan Jager
Ryan M. Kendall
Shayla Myers
Manuel Villagomez
Pui-Yee Yu

Medical-Legal Partnerships

Carlos Castro
Erin Gunter
Sheyda Joolharzadeh
Andrew Kazakes

Pro Bono

Mina Kim

Renters Small Claims

Kelsey Atkinson

Restoring Communities

Marvel Faulkner
Raul Galan
Michael Lee
Giovanni Pesce
David Schlussel

Santa Monica Office

Katie Czapanskiy
Lynn Franco
Romy Ganschow
Denise McGranahan
Towne Morton

Self-Help Legal Access Centers

Cesar Bertaud
Joanna Knee
Jennie Nguyen
Esther Remigio
Mona Sobhani

Supporting Families

Ariana Barlas
Paula Cohen
Liza M. Davis
Brigit Greeson-Alvarez
Sonya Servin
Daliah Setareh
Nhien Tran
Christine Yoon

Veterans Justice Center

Mallory Andrews
Melody Osuna
Louis Truong

* State of CA Bar Provisionally Licensed Attorney