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

Sam Williamson, Esq.

Skadden Fellow

Edward Blackstone

Youth Collaboration Coordinator

Phillip W. Clark

Workforce Paralegal

Angel Dawson



Katherine Guzmán


Yuné Aroni

Administrative Assistant