OUR TEAM

 
Rob Smith    Executive Director

Rob Smith

Executive Director

Alex Bassos    Director of Media and Culture

Alex Bassos

Director of Media and Culture

Jessica Brand    Legal Director

Jessica Brand

Legal Director

Sarah Leonard    Executive Editor,  The Appeal

Sarah Leonard

Executive Editor, The Appeal

Josie Duffy Rice   Senior Reporter and Senior Advisor

Josie Duffy Rice

Senior Reporter and Senior Advisor

Jake Sussman    Managing Director

Jake Sussman

Managing Director

Diane Lucas   Senior Counsel & Team Leader

Diane Lucas

Senior Counsel & Team Leader

Marisa Lee  Senior Advisor

Marisa Lee

Senior Advisor

Trudy Strassburger   Senior Counsel & Team Leader

Trudy Strassburger

Senior Counsel & Team Leader

Andrea Nieves    Senior Counsel

Andrea Nieves

Senior Counsel

Daniel Nichanian   Senior Research & Editorial Fellow

Daniel Nichanian

Senior Research & Editorial Fellow

Aviva Shen   Senior Editor,  The Appeal

Aviva Shen

Senior Editor, The Appeal

Vaidya Gullapalli   Senior Counsel

Vaidya Gullapalli

Senior Counsel

Jessica Murphy   Operations Manager

Jessica Murphy

Operations Manager

Summer Lacey   Senior Counsel

Summer Lacey

Senior Counsel

Malecia Walker   Senior Editor,  The Appeal

Malecia Walker

Senior Editor, The Appeal

Lindsey Carlson   Senior Legal Counsel

Lindsey Carlson

Senior Legal Counsel

Rebecca Kavanagh  Communications Director

Rebecca Kavanagh

Communications Director

Dawn Milam   Legal Counsel

Dawn Milam

Legal Counsel

Ben Miller   Senior Counsel

Ben Miller

Senior Counsel

Jordan McEntyre    Senior Counsel

Jordan McEntyre

Senior Counsel

Tracy Schmaler   Senior Advisor for Strategic Communication

Tracy Schmaler

Senior Advisor for Strategic Communication

John Mathews II    Senior Counsel

John Mathews II

Senior Counsel

Matt Ferner   Director of Media Strategy

Matt Ferner

Director of Media Strategy

Julian Harris-Calvin   Senior Counsel

Julian Harris-Calvin

Senior Counsel

Sarah Lustbader   Senior Counsel

Sarah Lustbader

Senior Counsel

Sara Yousuf   Senior Counsel

Sara Yousuf

Senior Counsel

Raven Rakia   Reporter,  The Appeal

Raven Rakia

Reporter, The Appeal

Cassi Feldman   Senior Editor,  The Appeal

Cassi Feldman

Senior Editor, The Appeal

Kira Lerner   Reporter,  The Appeal

Kira Lerner

Reporter, The Appeal

Debbie Nathan   Senior Reporter,  The Appeal

Debbie Nathan

Senior Reporter, The Appeal

Aaron L. Morrison   Senior Reporter,  The Appeal

Aaron L. Morrison

Senior Reporter, The Appeal

Amy Weber   Senior Counsel

Amy Weber

Senior Counsel

Molly Bernstein   Associate Director of Volunteer Research & Advocacy

Molly Bernstein

Associate Director of Volunteer Research & Advocacy

Joshua Vaughn   Media Strategist

Joshua Vaughn

Media Strategist

Ethan Brown    Lead Editor,  The Appeal

Ethan Brown

Lead Editor, The Appeal

Keli Young   Counsel

Keli Young

Counsel

Emily Galvin-Almanza   Senior Counsel

Emily Galvin-Almanza

Senior Counsel

Jehvon Rivers   Counsel
Kyle Barry   Senior Counsel

Kyle Barry

Senior Counsel

Ethan Corey   Editor,  The Appeal

Ethan Corey

Editor, The Appeal

Jennifer Soble   Senior Counsel

Jennifer Soble

Senior Counsel

Matt Henry   Lead Technologist and Counsel

Matt Henry

Lead Technologist and Counsel

Florence Barrau-Adams  Producer,  The Appeal Podcast  and  Justice in America

Florence Barrau-Adams

Producer, The Appeal Podcast and Justice in America

Adam Johnson  Host,  The Appeal Podcast

Adam Johnson

Host, The Appeal Podcast

Nick Wing   Media Strategist

Nick Wing

Media Strategist

Gabriel Diaz   Senior Counsel

Gabriel Diaz

Senior Counsel