Our Staff

Our dedicated and talented team lives and breathes our mission every day.

Father and Son

Kirsten Gettys Downs, Esq.

Executive Director   

 

Carolyn P. Johnson, Esq.
Managing Attorney

 

Julian Garcia

Director of Finance and Operations

 

Ingrid Löfgren, Esq.

Director - Homeless Youth Initiative

 

Michelle S. Madaio, Esq.

Director – Economic Justice

 

Javaneh Pourkarim, Esq.

Director – Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Office

 

Michael C. Stone, Esq.

Director - Pro Bono Programs

 

Laura Wellford

Director of Development and Communications

 

Albert J. Matricciani, Jr., Esq.

Special Counsel

 

Alexandra Curd, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Audrey Lynn Martin, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Edward Blackstone

Youth Collaboration Coordinator

Phillip W. Clark

Workforce Paralegal

 

Katherine Guzmán
Paralegal

 

Yuné Aroni

Administrative Assistant

Heather Strauss

Pro Bono Paralegal

DiNesha Rucker

Equal Justice Works Fellow - Housing Justice

Audreina Blanding

Linda Kennedy Legislative Advocacy Fellow

Kemmesha Thomas

Community Engagement and Resource Intern