Staff

Leadership

Michael Waldman
President

John Anthony Butler
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

John F. Kowal
Vice President for Programs

Vivien Watts
Vice President and Managing Director

Lisa Benenson
Vice President for Communications & Strategy

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
Vice President for Development

Inimai M. Chettiar
Director, Justice Program

Elizabeth Goitein
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program

Faiza Patel
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program

Frederick A. O. ('Fritz') Schwarz, Jr.
Chief Counsel

Wendy R. Weiser
Director, Democracy Program

Jeanine Plant-Chirlin
Director of Special Projects, Communications & Strategy
 


Fellows

Dorothy Samuels
Senior Fellow

Cornell William Brooks
Senior Fellow

Michael Crowley
Senior Fellow

Lauren-Brooke Eisen
Senior Fellow

James E. Johnson
Senior Fellow

Theodore "Ted" R. Johnson, III
Senior Fellow

Rudy Mehrbani
Spitzer Fellow and Senior Counsel

Victoria Bassetti
Contributor

Wilfred U. Codrington III
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow

Andrew Cohen
Fellow

Peter Egziabher
Counsel & Fellow

Bryan Furst
Katz Fellow

Michael German
Fellow

Johanna Kalb
Fellow

Eric Ruben

Fellow

Walter Shapiro
Fellow

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Fellow


Democracy Program

Wendy R. Weiser
Director, Democracy Program

Lawrence Norden
Deputy Director

Myrna Pérez
Deputy Director

Alicia Bannon
Deputy Director for Program Management

Chisun Lee
Senior Counsel & Manager of Legal Recruitment and Hiring

Michael Li
Senior Counsel

Rudy Mehrbani
Spitzer Fellow and Senior Counsel

Daniel I. Weiner
Senior Counsel

Ian Vandewalker
Senior Counsel

Jonathan Brater
Counsel

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow
 
Election Security Advisor

Christopher Deluzio
Counsel
 

Peter Egziabher
Counsel & Fellow
 
Max Feldman
Counsel
 
Counsel
 
 
Martha Kinsella
Counsel
 
Sean Morales-Doyle
Counsel

Yurij Rudensky
Counsel

Natalie Tennant
Manager of State Advocacy

Counsel
 
Joanna Zdanys
Counsel

Kevin Morris
Quantitative Researcher

Researcher

Sidni Frederick
Special Assistant

Michael Pelle
Research and Program Associate

Alexis Farmer
Research and Program Associate

Iris Zhang
Research and Program Associate

Phoenix Rice-Johnson
Research and Program Associate

Makeda Yohannes
Research and Program Associate 

Laila Robbins
Research and Program Associate

Shyamala Ramakrishna
Research and Program Associate

Natalie Giotta
Research and Program Associate


Justice Program

Inimai M. Chettiar
Director, Justice Program

Michael Crowley
Senior Fellow 
 
Senior Fellow
 

Ames Grawert
Senior Counsel, John L. Neu Justice Counsel

Matthew Menendez
Counsel

Counsel
 
Terry-Ann Craigie
Economics Fellow

Bryan Furst
Katz Fellow

James Cullen
Researcher

Researcher
 
Special Assistant to the Director
 
Adureh Onyekwere
Research and Program Associate
 
Noah Atchison
Research and Program Associate
 
Sunwoo Oh
Research and Program Associate

Liberty and National Security Program

Elizabeth Goitein
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program

Faiza Patel
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program

Rachel Levinson-Waldman
Senior Counsel

Michael Price
Senior Counsel

Andrew Boyle
Counsel

Michael German
Fellow

Harsha Panduranga
Counsel

Sophia DenUyl
Special Assistant

Andrew Lindsay
Research and Program Associate

Erica Posey
Research and Program Associate


Washington, DC Office

Elizabeth Goitein
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program

Elisa Miller
General Counsel

Cornell William Brooks
Senior Fellow

Theodore "Ted" R. Johnson, III
Senior Fellow

Rachel Levinson-Waldman
Senior Counsel

Rudy Mehrbani
Spitzer Fellow and Senior Counsel

Daniel I. Weiner
Senior Counsel

Andrew Boyle
Counsel

Counsel
 

Martha Kinsella
Counsel

Anthony Thomas-Davis
Policy Associate

Erica Posey
Research and Program Associate 

Natalie Giotta
Research and Program Associate


Communications & Strategy

Lisa Benenson
Vice President for Communications & Strategy

Jeanine Plant-Chirlin
Director of Special Projects, Communications & Strategy

Beatriz Aldereguia
Senior Strategy & Communications Associate
 
Communications Manager

Yuliya Bas
Graphic Designer

Naren Daniel
Communications & Media Strategist

Stephen Fee
National Media Director

Theresa Raffaele Jefferson
Managing Director

Jessica Katzen
Communications Department Coordinator
 
Jim Lyons
Senior Editor
 
Digital Coordinator
 
Creative Director
 
Carly Smith
Communications Assistant
 
Digital Manager

Development

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
Vice President for Development

Jaemin Kim
Deputy Director of Development

Katherine Storch
Director of Foundation Relations

Helena Holgersson
Senior Grant Writer

John Donahue
Senior Development Officer

Zoe Schuler
Major Gifts Manager

Pia Levin
Direct Response Manager

Charles X. Ombwa
Development Associate

Sheri Arnold
Development Associate


Finance & Operations

John Anthony Butler
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly Thomas
Deputy Director of Finance & Operations

Elisa Miller
General Counsel

Antonio Dell'Agli
Information Technology Director

Allison Hertz
Controller

Human Resources Specialist

Alesya Acero
Staff Accountant

Ti-Jay Erikson
Tech Support Analyst Level III 

Yurajh Deonat
Junior Accountant

Alan Beard 
Special Assistant to the President

Executive Assistant
 
Receptionist/Operations Coordinator