Staff

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
Danielle Belton

Danielle Belton

Senior Digital Media Strategist

Danielle Belton is the Senior Digital Media Strategist for Advancement Project. A native of St. Louis, Mo. Belton is a social networking/media consultant, blogger and freelance journalist, best knownMoredirectright
Jaspal Bhatia

Jaspal Bhatia

Program Associate

Jaspal Bhatia joined Advancement Project as a paralegal in 2012.  As Program Associate, Jaspal works across each of Advancement Project’s issue areas, including Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track, VoterMoredirectright
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
Leigh Chapman

Leigh Chapman

Staff Attorney

Leigh Chapman, Esq. is a voting rights attorney at Advancement Project, working to eliminate structural barriers that make it harder for eligible voters to participate in our democracy.  SheMoredirectright
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
Jim Eichner

Jim Eichner

Managing Director, Programs

Jim Eichner joined Advancement Project as Managing Director of Programs in April 2012, and manages all of Advancement Project's programs including  "Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track"Moredirectright
Jennifer Farmer

Jennifer Farmer

Managing Director of Communications

  Jennifer R. Farmer joined Advancement Project in 2012, bringing ten years of strategic communications experience. With a sharp understanding of the intersection of organizing, policy and media, she has successfullyMoredirectright
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
Sean Flores

Sean Flores

John Gardner Fellow

After transferring from Mt. San Antonio Community College to UC Berkeley, Sean immediately became involved in a number of on-campus organizations working towards social justice, primarily as an advocate forMoredirectright
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-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

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

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
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/Staff 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
Amy L. Lambrecht

Amy L. Lambrecht

Managing Director, Development

Amy Lambrecht has been a successful nonprofit executive for over twenty years, effectively developing programs and crafting relationships at a senior level for a variety of national, regional, and localMoredirectright

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