Our Team

We are proud of the diverse and talented people who work with us to achieve housing and justice for our clients and for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County.


Adam Murray Chief Executive Officer
Shawn Bolton Chief Operating Officer
Laura McQuay Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Bashan Chief Program Officer
Juliet Arganaraz Director of Administration
Kym Pietsch Director of Development
Mary Walden Director of Human Resources
Fernando Torres Director of IT
David Smith Director of Litigation
Vidhya Ragunathan Director of Pro Bono
Angelica Peña Director of Program Operations
Mahdi Manji Director of Public Policy
Rob Reed Directing Attorney, Eviction Prevention
Carolyn Kim Co-Director, Tenant Defense Project
Tai Glenn General Counsel
Doug Carnahan Special Counsel
Thomas Anderson Supervising Attorney, Public Benefits
Rima Maher Supervising Attorney, Public Benefits
Donella Green Supervising Attorney, Homelessness Prevention
Jon Killoran Directing Attorney, Homeless Veterans
Sandra Vargas Supervising Attorney, Eviction Prevention
Mary Boyd Supervising Attorney, Preventing and Ending Homelessness Program
Kaimi Wenger Supervising Attorney, Eviction Prevention
Adam Yakira Supervising Attorney, Bringing Families Home Program
Fely Soto Tenant Organizing Manager

Projects Team

Ben Barnett Senior Staff Attorney
Andrew Webman Senior Staff Attorney
Jeffrey Newman Staff Attorney
Alex Young Staff Attorney
Sricharitha (Cherry) Mullaguru Project Manager
Scott Davis Staff Attorney
Alejandro ‘Alex’ Lopez Supervising Paralegal
Jessica Hernandez Senior Paralegal
Hector Peña Senior Paralegal
Erica de Santiago Senior Paralegal
Neri Gallegos Paralegal
Fernanda Cerrato Paralegal Trainee
Vanessa Caustrita Project Coordinator
Eduardo Marquez Administrative Clerk
Marybelle Carvente Administrative Clerk
Haley Pollock Housing Justice Fellow
Sam Hecht Housing Justice Fellow
Arturo Gomez Tenant Defense Legal Fellow
Peter Horton Tenant Defense Legal Fellow
Jeff Martin Tenant Defense Legal Fellow
Jincy Varughese Tenant Defense Legal Fellow
Shyann Murphy Tenant Defense Legal Fellow
Jaqueline Flores-Reyes Tenant Defense Legal Fellow
Katherine Reyes Housing Navigator
Lisa Monge Administrative Clerk
Alexsandra Loaiza Administrative Clerk
Kevin Arauz Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Sam Hech Staff Attorney
Rachael Krishnan Housing Justice Fellow

Míchel Angela Martinez Project Manager
Bindhu Varghese Senior Staff Attorney
Ethan Kuritz Senior Staff Attorney
Chris Kung Senior Staff Attorney
Laura Saiz Staff Attorney
Shane Henson Registered Legal Services Attorney
Sarah Siraj Senior Paralegal
Deborah Tejeda-Tila Paralegal Trainee
Dany Hernandez Paralegal Trainee
Dennise Onchi-Molina Administrative Clerk
Charlie Rivera Administrative Clerk
Matt Nussbaum Housing Justice Fellow

Amanda Powell Senior Staff Attorney
Elaine H. Kong Staff Attorney
Charles Kohorst Staff Attorney
Abbey Lent Staff Attorney
Dakota Wright Staff Attorney
Benjamin Phillips Housing Justice Fellow
Adela Kim Project Coordinator
Sydney Lopez Paralegal
Ruth Serrano Paralegal

Betty Song Senior Staff Attorney
Michael Palzes Senior Staff Attorney
Kyle Gilliam Staff Attorney
Helen Zapata Paralegal
Abram Murante Registered Legal Services Attorney
Andrea Gutierrez Senior Paralegal Trainee
Henry Gayler Project Coordinator
Indiana (Indie) Lau Paralegal Trainee

Deborah Hoetger Senior Staff Attorney
Laura Matter Senior Staff Attorney
Alexandra Irons Senior Staff Attorney
Jose Luis Surio Senior Tenant Organizer
Ernesto Velazquez Senior Tenant Organizer
Eric Quizhpi Senior Paralegal
Pedro Guerrero Paralegal
Amy Hernandez Administrative Clerk
Ted Lee NAPABA Fellow

Sasha Harnden Senior Public Policy Advocate
Deon Turner Public Policy Advocate

Erin E. Thompson Special Projects Manager
Jazmine Smalley Eviction Pro Bono Coordinator

Erin Vites Senior Paralegal


Viki Battaglia Associate Director of Development
Aldra Robinson Grants Manager
Luke Ellison Development Associate
Jacqueline Burbank Communications Manager


Klaudia Malta Operations Coordinator
Gloria Contreras Screener/Receptionist
Roland Wiley Administrative Clerk

Terry Park Legal Technology Coordinator
Oneida Andujar Government Grants Administrator
Lucy Fitzpatrick Program Operations Manager

Philip Jiang IT Support Specialist
Perfecto Cervana Systems Administrator

Chad Tanaka Pack Controller
Stephen Gee Senior Staff Accountant
Juan Cuevas Accounting Specialist

Anna Carrillo Senior Human Resources Manager