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The Shriver Center is led by a team of exceptionally skilled, nationally recognized attorneys and professionals. Our advocates provide highly valued frontline information and ideas to policymakers and other national advocates, while collaborating with and supporting attorneys and others working at the state and local levels. Our work is led and supported by a governing board, leadership council, and a professionals' council.

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John Bouman President

John Bouman has been president of the Shriver Center since 2007, having been the leader of its advocacy program since 1996.

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Keenya Lambert Vice President of Development

Keenya Lambert provides oversight of all foundation, event, corporate, and individual giving revenue while advancing the Shriver Center’s organizational growth.

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Ellen Hemley Vice President of Advocate Resources and Training

Ellen Hemley brings over 30 years of experience in the equal justice community to her role as Vice President of Training Programs.

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Ambar Mentor-Truppa Vice President of Communications

Ambar Mentor-Truppa, Vice President of Communications, provides strategic direction and oversight to the Shriver Center's public relations, brand management, and marketing activities.

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Linda Diamond Shapiro Acting Chief Operating Officer

Linda Diamond Shapiro oversees the human resources, information technology, financial management, and other operations of the Shriver Center on a consulting basis.

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Staff Directory

Stephanie Altman Senior Director of Policy & Director of Healthcare Justice
312.789.4105
Stephani Becker Associate Director of Healthcare Justice
312.789.4482
John Bouman President
312.368.2671
Sarah Cocco Grant Writer
773.295.1474
Emily Coffey Staff Attorney, Housing Justice, Goldberg Kohn Foundation/Fred Cohen Fellow
312.724.8411
Verónica Cortez Staff Attorney, Early Childhood
312.854.3374
Jack Cramer Development Associate
312.809.8144
Ailiana Denis Advocate Resources & Training Program Coordinator
312.767.9273
Ryan Deringer Human Resources Administrator
312.368.1104
Jessi Dixon Training & Engagement VISTA
312.854.3073
Jennifer Doeren Senior Policy Specialist, Education Equity Initiative
312.546.4467
Ali Entezar Technology Systems Director
312.368.5197
Kayla Flanagan Development VISTA
312.809.5048
Andrew Hammond Of Counsel
(312) 549-9884
Ellen Hemley Vice President of Advocate Resources and Training
617.379.3466
Kevin Herrera Staff Attorney, Legal Impact Network
(312) 549-9877
Janerick Holmes Racial Justice Network & Communications Specialist
617.379.7339
Patrice James Director of Community Justice
312.368.2001
Gavin Kearney Senior Director of Multistate Advocacy
312.448.8266
Andrea Kovach Senior Attorney, Healthcare Justice
312.368.1089
Keenya Lambert Vice President of Development
312.368.1073
Dan Lesser Director of Illinois Policy & Economic Justice
312.368.2005
Kate Maley Policy Specialist, Healthcare Justice
312.690.5909
Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley Staff Attorney, Community Justice
312.549.9879
Ambar Mentor-Truppa Vice President of Communications
312.809.8048
Kimberly Merchant Racial Justice Network Director
662.332.8884
Amanda Moore Online Content & Communities Director
312.789.4110
Michelle Nicolet Marketing Director
312.368.2675
Valerie O'Geese Office Adminstrator
312.263.3830
Terrance O'Neil Online Learning Director
617.379.3465
Militza Pagán Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow
312.690.5907
Ivan Parfenoff Community Justice VISTA
312.368.1083
Emma Paulson Special Events VISTA
312.854.3074
Brooke Peery LIN Program Associate
312.754.9394
Terenee Pilcher Technology Systems Manager
312.368.3304
Wendy Pollack Women's Law & Policy Initiative Director
312.368.3303
Alissa Rivera Digital Campaigns Associate
312.368.5231
Linda Diamond Shapiro Acting Chief Operating Officer
773-562-4599
Brendan Short Senior Foundation Relations Officer
312.368.1150
Harleen Singh Corporate Relations and Events Manager
312.368.1098
Ellison Snider Domestic Violence Education & Opportunity VISTA
312.368.1033
Bonnie Sohn Controller
312.724.8139
Margaret Stapleton Director of Community Justice
312.368.3327
Marie Claire Tran-Leung Senior Attorney, Housing Justice
312.754.9450
Kate Walz Senior Director of Litigation & Director of Housing Justice
312.368.2679
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