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
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

Executive 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
Jeralyn Cave

Jeralyn Cave

Senior Communications Associate

Jeralyn is a Senior Communications Associate with Advancement Project’s Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Campaign. In this role she provides strategic communications support to grassroots organizationsMoredirectright
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
Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis

Staff Attorney

Danielle Davis is an attorney with Advancement Project’s Voter Protection Program. Serving the public interest and advocating for justice has been the focus of Danielle’s workMoredirectright
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
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. He joined the Advancement Project staff in 2001 as the Director of its Power and Democracy Program. HeMoredirectright
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
Donita Judge

Donita Judge

Project Director/Senior Attorney

Donita Judge is a senior attorney with Washington, DC based Advancement Project.  Since 2004, she has played a lead role in the organization’s Power and Democracy Program. JudgeMoredirectright
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
Sabrina Khan

Sabrina Khan

Staff Attorney

Sabrina Khan is a staff attorney in the Voter Protection Program. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Sabrina advocated a wide array of civil rights issues at the Fair Elections LegalMoredirectright
Jennifer Lai-Peterson

Jennifer Lai-Peterson

Senior Attorney

Jennifer Lai-Peterson rejoined Advancement Project in 2015 as an attorney in our Right to Vote Initiative and our Voter Protection Program.  A litigator and  former union and community organizer,Moredirectright
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 civil rightsMoredirectright
Oscar Lopez

Oscar Lopez

Staff Attorney

Oscar Daniel Lopez joined Advancement Project in 2013 as a Skadden Fellow Staff Attorney. In September 2015, he was hired as a full-time Staff Attorney in the Ending the Schoolhouse to JailhouseMoredirectright
Halimah Najieb-Locke

Halimah Najieb-Locke

Program Associate

Ms. Halimah Najieb-Locke is originally from Los Angeles, CA. and is an alumna of The University of San Francisco with a B.A. in English Literature and The George WashingtonMoredirectright
Dwanna Nicole

Dwanna Nicole

Senior Policy Advocate

Dwanna Nicole is the Senior Policy Advocate for Advancement Project’s Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track, where she coordinates work with national partners, including teachers’ unions, lawMoredirectright

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