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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
Hamid Jahangard

Hamid Jahangard

Chief Development and Marketing Director
 Lisa Morris

Lisa Morris

Director of Human Resources
Michael D. Polanichka

Michael D. Polanichka

Director of Information and Technology
 Linda Quintana

Linda Quintana

Director of Fiscal Management
 Vincent Rodriguez

Vincent Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer
 Barbara Schultz

Barbara Schultz

Director of Litigation & Policy
 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 Los Angeles Office and Economic Stability Workgroup
Brianne Dobson

Brianne Dobson

Legal Secretary Manager
Cara Dolan

Cara Dolan

Grants & Contracts Manager
Mark Hu

Mark Hu

Managing Attorney, Self-Help Centers
Brenton Inouye

Brenton Inouye

Managing Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project
Brandon Lawrence

Brandon Lawrence

Managing Attorney, Right to Counsel Workgroup
Kevin F. Mitchell

Kevin F. Mitchell

Managing Attorney, Santa Monica Office
Michael J. Ortiz

Michael J. Ortiz

Special Counsel on Immigrant Affairs
Nicole Perez

Nicole Perez

Managing Attorney, Veterans Justice Center
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

Supervising Attorney, Client Intake
Jeffrey M. Uno

Jeffrey M. Uno

Managing Attorney, Eviction Defense Center
Susan Vincent

Susan Vincent

Managing Attorney, Client Intake
Wilbert (Will) Watts

Wilbert (Will) Watts

Managing Attorney, South Los Angeles Office and Housing and Communities Workgroup
Yuval Yossefy

Yuval Yossefy

Special Projects Manager, Right to Counsel Workgroup

Attorneys & Fellows

Asian & Pacific Islander Outreach Project

Jean C. Ahn
Healy Ko
Sharon Paik
Annie Yu

Economic Stability

Elena Ackel
Matthew Clark
Alissa De Vogel
Zackary Genduso
Jamie Kim
Tanya McGary
Cara McGraw
Claudia Menjivar
Elizabeth Robles
Robyn Smith
Tyler Sutherland
Jayant Tripathy

Eviction Defense Center

Joshua Christian
Eric Daco
Christopher Homandberg
Joshua Johnson
Ryan Kendall
Richard Maher
Andrea Torres-Figueroa
Manuel Villagomez

Homelessness Prevention (Measure H)

Mai Nguyen

Housing and Communities

Susanne Browne
Paul Estuar
Jonathan Jager
Curtis Skinner
Shayla Myers
Pui-Yee Yu

Medical-Legal Partnerships

Erin Gunter
Sheyda Joolharzadeh
Andrew Kazakes
Melody Osuna

Restoring Communities

Raul Galan
Giovanni Pesce
Tyler Smith
Jayant Tripathy

Right to Counsel

Shantel Asada
Natalie Diaz*
Sarah Khanghahi
Carina Miller
Michelle Rosales
Alexander Scott
Cindy Shin
Kristine Ueda

Santa Monica Office

Lynn Franco
Romy Ganschow
Daniel Ilacqua
Denise McGranahan

 

Self-Help Legal Access Centers

Cesar Bertaud
Joanna Knee
Jennie Nguyen
Esther Remigio
Mona Sobhani

Supporting Families

Maleaha L. Brown*
Paula Cohen
Liza M. Davis
Brigit Greeson-Alvarez
Gracie Johnson
Julianna Lee
Justine Schneeweis
Angelica Sedgwick
Sonya Servin
Daliah Setareh
Ayano Wolff
Christine Yoon

Veterans Justice Center

Mallory Andrews
Louis Truong

* Registered Legal Services Attorney