Team ImmDef

ImmDef has profound experience and a proven track record of serving clients from all over the world, with particular cultural competence serving Latin-American immigrants. Many of our staff members are immigrants themselves or the children or grandchildren of immigrants from Mexico and Central America. As such, our team is able to draw upon our deep roots in the communities that we serve in order provide culturally competent legal services. ImmDef regularly hosts trainings to assist our staff in providing trauma-informed services and we have held trainings to address culturally competent services for particular populations including LGBTQ clients. The majority of ImmDef's client-serving staff are bilingual in English and one or more additional languages. The vast majority of clients we serve are Spanish speaking, and as such, many of our staff have a high degree of Spanish language proficiency. Further, we have staff who speak the following languages: Farsi, French, Japanese, Punjabi, Hindi, Tagalog, and Amharic.  

leadership team

LINDSAY TOCZYLOWSKI
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Susan Alva
Associate Director
bhairavi asher
managing attorney
MARGARET CARGIOLI
managing attorney
jonathan barrales
 
support services manager
devin chatterton
 
managing attorney
sarena bhatia
managing attorney
hannah comstock
managing attorney

Our Team Members

cynthia Isabel Felix
 
managing attorney
YLIANA JOHANSEN-MENDEZ
LEGAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
Joyce Noche
LEGAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
eva leiva
 
program coodinator
lisa okamoto
directing attorney
renee garcia
 
development & Communications manager
arlette lozano
paralegal coordinator
carlos olivares
 
administrative coordinator
cathy dreyfuss
SR. STAFF ATTORNEY
mickey donovan
directing attorney
nicole cortes
 
human resources manager
laura olmos
 
operations COORDINATOR
natalia rodriguez
paralegal coordinator
Jonathan
orta
 
paralegal
COORDINATOR
axel sawczuk
finance and operations director
reaSHLEY PINEDA
 
CASE MANAGEment COORDINATOR
amanda schuft
directing attorney
Munmeeth "meeth" Soni
Director of Litigation & Advocacy
eric vera
managing attorney

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