Ayuda does not list individual email addresses in order to prevent spam. Most staff members can be reached at: The exceptions are Ana Cristina Plaza (anaplaza), Anne Schaufele (annes),Carolina De Los Rios (carolinadelosrios), Katie Soltis (katies), Laura Catania (laurac), Laura Trask (laurat), Laurie Ball Cooper (laurieballcooper), Mary Stoney (marystoney), Victoria Maqueda (victoriam), and Victoria Hernandez (victoriah).

Operations and Administration

Laura Catania, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Stuti Mainali, Finance & Operations Associate

Rossana Molina, Finance Director

Rose Spero, Operations Director

Legal Services

Mariana Berumen, Immigration Paralegal

Shanti Martin Brown, Immigration Staff Attorney

Laurie Ball Cooper, Senior Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney (VA Office)

Josh Doherty, Immigration Supervising Attorney DC

Victoria Hernandez, Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Erin Larkin, Associate Director – Domestic Violence/Family Law

Megan Mack, Associate Director – Virginia Legal (VA Office)

Victoria Maqueda, Immigration Staff Attorney°

Lindsy Miles-Hare, Pro Bono Managing Attorney

Corie O’Rourke, Immigration Legal Fellow (VA office)

Audrey Reiter, Accredited Representative (VA office)*

Helen Sanchez, Intake and Referral Specialist

Anne Schaufele, Project END Managing Attorney

Katie Soltis, Immigration Staff Attorney (VA office)

Mary Stoney, Domestic Violence/Family Law Paralegal

Anya Sykes, Senior Immigration Staff Attorney

Madeline Taylor Diaz, Immigration Staff Attorney (VA office)

Eric Unternahrer, Accredited Representative*

Carina Villagra, partially Accredited Representative (VA office)*

Leslie Valentin, Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Jennifer Vigil, Intake Specialist (VA Office)

Susannah Volpe, Associate Director – DC Immigration^

Rebecca Walters, Immigration Supervising Attorney (VA office)

Maya Zegarra, Immigration Staff Attorney

Social Services

Carolina De Los Rios, Social Services Director

Lisa Groat, Senior Clinical Social Worker (VA office)

Fatima Monastiriotis, Case Manager (VA office)

Ana Cristina Plaza, Case Manager (DC office)

Eliana Ruvalcaba, Case Manager, Anti-Trafficking Program

Maria Andreina Vethencourt, Case Manager (DC office/VA office)

Andrea Wein, Clinical Social Worker

Language Access Programs

David Steib, Language Access Program Director

Marilyn Lovo, Language Access Program Manager

Egbert Ospina, Language Access Program Coordinator

Kendra Carson, Language Access Program Coordinator


Arleen Ramirez Borysiewicz, Director of Development

Sherita Brace, Grants Manager

Laura Trask, Development and Communications Coordinator

° Admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico and the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Practice outside New Mexico and the District of Columbia limited to immigration and nationality law.

*Accredited through the US Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Accreditation program. More information can be found at

^ Admitted to the bar in the state of Texas. Practice limited to immigration and nationality law.

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