Staff

Drew Ambrogi

Drew Ambrogi

Communications Associate

Drew Ambrogi joined Advancement Project in April 2015, after working as an outreach coordinator for the Fulbright Scholar Program. He graduated from American University in 2014, where his studies focused on racialMoredirectright
Jumoke Balogun

Jumoke Balogun

Senior Communications Associate

Jumoke Balogun joined Advancement Project as Senior Communications Associate in 2014.  In this role, Jumoke works on Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track team and supports students, grassroots organizations and community partnersMoredirectright
Kaitlin Banner

Kaitlin Banner

Staff Attorney

Kaitlin Banner is a staff attorney in the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track program.  Prior to joining Advancement Project, Kaitlin was Clinical Instructor at the Took Crowell InstituteMoredirectright
Judith Browne Dianis

Judith Browne Dianis

Co-Director

Judith Browne Dianis has an extensive background in civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of voting, education, housing, and employment.  She has protected the rights of peopleMoredirectright
Donetta Clark

Donetta Clark

Administrative-Assistant/Receptionist

Donetta Clark returned to Advancement Project in November 2014, as Administrative-Assistant/Receptionist.  She formerly served at Advancement Project as a community-partnership enrollee with the National Caucus and Center on BlackMoredirectright
Glendale Clarkson

Glendale Clarkson

Operations Manager

With 20 years of office management, administrative, and human resources experience, Glendale Clarkson is a vital member of the Advancement Project team. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Clarkson worked as directorMoredirectright
Giovanni Cozzarelli

Giovanni Cozzarelli

Chief Financial Officer

With 30 years of experience in both non-profit and for-profit settings, Giovanni Cozzarelli joined Advancement Project as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2011. As CFO, Cozzarelli is responsible forMoredirectright
Katherine Culliton-González

Katherine Culliton-González

Senior Attorney and Director of Voter Protection for Advancement Project

Katherine Culliton-González is a Senior Attorney and Director of Voter Protection for Advancement Project, where she leads a highly-qualified team in litigation, policy, coalition-building, voter education, and communityMoredirectright
Jennifer R. Farmer

Jennifer R. Farmer

Managing Director of Communications

Jennifer R. Farmer is a leading professional in communications strategy, who has made her mark in social justice movements for over a decade. Joining Advancement Project in 2012, Farmer leads aMoredirectright
Hana Fleary

Hana Fleary

Program/Executive Assistant

Hana Fleary is a recent addition to Advancement Project joining the organization in 2013 as the Program/Executive Assistant.   Prior to joining Advancement Project, she worked as an AdministrativeMoredirectright
Cynthia Gordy

Cynthia Gordy

Deputy Communications Director

Cynthia Gordy came to the Advancement Project in 2012, after working for nine years in the journalism field. As an award-winning journalist, she told the stories at the intersection of race,Moredirectright
Edward A. Hailes, Jr.

Edward A. Hailes, Jr.

General Counsel/Managing Director

Edward Hailes, Jr. is an experienced civil rights attorney and ordained Baptist minister. A former general counsel for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, directing both the agency'sMoredirectright
Penda D. Hair, Esq.

Penda D. Hair, Esq.

Co-Founder and Co-Director

A staunch civil-rights advocate, Penda Hair co-founded Advancement Project in 1999 as an innovative racial justice organization that would help eradicate structural inequities that threaten the democratic process and work alongsideMoredirectright
Barbara Janifer

Barbara Janifer

Legal Administrative Assistant

Barbara Janifer comes to Advancement Project after working for OBVS Law firm and Fannie Mae. She has 22 years of professional experience as an Administrative Assistant. Janifer is an active communityMoredirectright
Flavia Jimenez

Flavia Jimenez

Senior Attorney and Project Director of Immigrant Justice

Flavia Jimenez is a Senior Attorney and Project Director of Immigrant Justice. She has twelve years of experience in the areas of immigration law and policy, employment law, immigrant integrationMoredirectright
Jadine Johnson

Jadine Johnson

Staff Attorney, Campaign for Quality Education

Jadine is a Staff Attorney in the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Campaign and the Campaign for Quality Education. Prior to joining Advancement Project,  Jadine worked for overMoredirectright
Donita Judge

Donita Judge

Project Director/Senior Attorney

Donita Judge has been an attorney in Advancement Project’s Power and Democracy Project since 2004 and served as the Project Director for her organization’s “Redistricting forMoredirectright
Michelle Kannan

Michelle Kannan

Development Manager for Major Gifts

Michelle Kannan joined Advancement Project in July 2014 as the Development Manager for Major Gifts. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner. Prior to Advancement Project, Michelle was the ManagerMoredirectright
Denise Lieberman

Denise Lieberman

Senior Attorney

  Denise Lieberman is a Senior Attorney in the organization’s Voter Protection Program, Denise works to identify and remove systemic barriers to voting. A seasoned constitutional and civilMoredirectright
Oscar Lopez

Oscar Lopez

Skadden Fellow, Staff Attorney

Oscar Daniel Lopez joined Advancement Project in 2013 as a Skadden Fellow Staff Attorney. As a member of the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track program, he builds relationships with youthMoredirectright

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