Executive Officers

Sherrilyn Ifill

President and Director-Counsel

Janai Nelson

Associate Director-Counsel

Samuel Spital

Director of Litigation

V. Renée Cutting

Chief Development Officer

Christine Gregory

Chief Operating Officer

Melanie R. Newman

Chief Communications Officer

Kevin C. Thomson

Chief Financial Officer

Todd A. Cox

Director of Policy

Executive Office

Debi Allen

Executive Assistant to the President and Director-Counsel and Board Liaison

Eve Anderson

Scholarships Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the Director of Litigation

Archives and Records

Donna S. Gloeckner

Director of Archives and Records

Kayla Jenkins

Archives Associate


Melanie R. Newman

Chief Communications Officer

Natalia Garzon

Director of Media Relations

Phoebe Plagens

Senior Communications Associate

April Avant

Digital Communications Strategist

Marika Bailey

Digital Media & Graphic Arts Manager

Jim Santel

Staff Writer


V. Renée Cutting

Chief Development Officer

Laura Fino

Director of Foundation Relations

D’Andre Phillips

Director of Individual Giving

Samantha Watson

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Special Events

Maya Meredith

Direct Marketing Manager

Robert Ferguson

Development Strategist

Christopher Francis

Database Manager

Tawana Pyle

Database Coordinator

Sherisse Quince

Development Associate

Cynthia Diaz-Nieves

Database Coordinator


Kevin C. Thomson

Chief Financial Officer

Lito Pernia


Greg Odiaka

Manager, Budget and Reporting

Human Resources/Administration

Monica M. Garcia

Director of Human Resources/Administration

Natalie Kim

Human Resources Manager

Nathan Rothwell, II

Facilities and Office Services Manager

Information Technology

Fred Brodsky

Information Technology Manager

Administrative & Support Staff


Yvette Fields

Marcia Tuckett


Matt Bailey

Catherine Blalock

Joy Scott