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
Juliet Arganaraz Director of Administration
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
Karika Thompson Director of Development
Carolyn Kim Director of Strategic Initiatives
Tai Glenn General Counsel
Doug Carnahan Special Counsel
Rob Reed Directing Attorney, Tenant Defense Project
Thomas Anderson Directing Attorney, Public Benefits
Rima Maher Directing Attorney, Public Benefits
Jon Killoran Directing Attorney, Homeless Veterans
Adam Yakira Directing Attorney, Bringing Families Home Program
Mary Boyd Supervising Attorney, Lawyers Preventing & Ending Homelessness Project
Kaimi Wenger Supervising Attorney, Tenant Defense Project
Sricharitha ‘Cherry’ Mullaguru Supervising Attorney, Tenant Defense Project
Amanda Powell Supervising Attorney, Homeless Veterans
Ethan Kuritz Supervising Attorney, Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project
Scott Davis Supervising Attorney, Tenant Defense Project
Sam Hecht Supervising Attorney, Tenant Defense Project
Alejandro ‘Alex’ Lopez Supervising Paralegal, Tenant Defense Project
Fely Soto Tenant Organizing Manager
Klaudia Malta Operations Manager

Projects Team

Andrew Webman Senior Staff Attorney
David Garcia Senior Staff Attorney
Haley Pollock Staff Attorney
Jeffrey Newman Staff Attorney
Matt Nussbaum Staff Attorney
Erica de Santiago Senior Paralegal
Neri Gallegos Paralegal
Fernanda Cerrato Paralegal
Jaqueline Flores-Reyes Paralegal
Thomas Chen Paralegal
Andrea Gutierrez Senior Paralegal Trainee
Eduardo Marquez Paralegal Trainee
Katherine Reyes Housing Navigator
Kevin Arauz Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Giulia Bencivenga Project Coordinator
Alexsandra Loaiza Administrative Clerk
Lisa Monge Administrative Clerk
Marybelle Carvente Administrative Clerk
Jessica Ramos Administrative Clerk
Peter Horton Housing Justice Fellow
Jeff Martin Housing Justice Fellow
Jincy Varughese Housing Justice Fellow
Shyann Murphy Housing Justice Fellow
Derrick Moon Housing Justice Fellow
Isa Badia Bellinger Housing Justice Fellow
Herbert Martinez Housing Justice Fellow
Jenna Karvunidis Housing Justice Fellow
Joseph Kim Housing Justice Fellow
Metta Girma Housing Justice Fellow
Rachael Krishnan Housing Justice Fellow
Sevitha Konda Housing Justice Fellow

Bindhu Varghese Senior Staff Attorney
Phillip Charles Senior Staff Attorney
Laura Saiz Staff Attorney
Shane Henson Staff Attorney
Ariana Barlas Supervising Attorney
Míchel Angela Martinez Project Manager
Sarah Siraj Senior Paralegal
Indiana (Indie) Lau Paralegal
Tarina Yasmoothr Paralegal
Kimberly Mena Paralegal Trainee
Craig Acorn Registered Legal Aid Attorney
Taylor Lovett Registered Legal Aid Attorney
Martin Barajas Administrative Clerk

Cheryl Matthews Senior Staff Attorney
Abbey Lent Staff Attorney
Benjamin Phillips Staff Attorney
Charles Kohorst Staff Attorney
Dakota Wright Staff Attorney
Elaine H. Kong Staff Attorney
Ruth Serrano Paralegal
Sydney Lopez Paralegal
Adela Kim Project Coordinator

Betty Song Senior Staff Attorney
Michael Palzes Senior Staff Attorney
Lydia Nicholson Staff Attorney
Abram Murante Registered Legal Services Attorney
Kyle Gilliam Staff Attorney
Raphael Munoz Paralegal
Manuel Delpino Paralegal Trainee
Celeste Figueroa Paralegal Trainee
Layla Cima Paralegal Trainee
Cina Alcala Paralegal Trainee
Henry Gayler Project Coordinator
Ishvaku Vashishtha Legal Fellow

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 Staff Attorney

Deon Turner Public Policy Advocate

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

Darlene Flanders Senior Staff Attorney
Howard Canton Staff Attorney
Jhemari Quintana Paralegal Trainee


Jacqueline Burbank Communications Manager
Aldra Robinson Grants Manager


Gloria Contreras Screener/Receptionist
Roland Wiley Administrative Clerk
Daniel H. Office Manager

Terry Park Legal Technology Coordinator
Oneida Andujar Grants Compliance Manager
Lucy Fitzpatrick Program Operations Manager
Helen Zapata Program Impact Coordinator
Tia Ramos Operations Coordinator

Philip Jiang IT Support Specialist
Perfecto Cervana Systems Administrator

Chad Tanaka Pack Controller
Juan Cuevas Staff Accountant
Gabriel Mata Staff Accountant
Samantha Valencia Accounting Specialist

Anna Carrillo Senior Human Resources Manager
Toni Salgado HR Generalist