Our Team

Our Board

Matthew Poland, Board President
Matthew Poland is a workplace development consultant.

Priscilla Lopez, Vice President
Priscilla Lopez is a Philanthropic Investment Manager at the ACLU.

Sacha Zadmehran, Treasurer
Sacha Zadmehran works for the Forensic and Financial Consulting Services Group at Hemming Morse. Sacha is also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University.

Josephine (Jo) Alioto, Board Secretary
Josephine Alioto is a Trial Team Leader at The Veen Firm.

Lila Carrillo Rodriguez, Board Member

Shelly Lyon, Board Member

Dina Polanco-Mendoza, Board Member

John Weber, Board Member

Greg Wright, Board Member
Greg Wright works at Twitter.

Emeritus Board Members

Jason Wolford, former Board President (2019-2021)
Jason Wolford is the co-founder of Wolford-Wayne Law.

Shirley Gibson, former Board Secretary 
Shirley Gibson served on EDC’s board from 2011 to 2020, and was the Directing Attorney for the HomeSavers Project at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County/Sobrato Center for Nonprofits from 2011 until she passed away in November 2021. Her kindness, energy, dedication to the people and causes she cared about, and her contributions to tenants’ rights work in the Bay Area, will not be forgotten.

Eric L. Lifschitz, former Board President (2015-2019)

EDC Staff

Martina I. Cucullu Lim, Executive Director
Administration

Christopher Tai, TRC Data Reporting and Systems Administrator
Administration

Marilyn Martinez, People Operations Generalist
Administration

Melanie Harris, People Operations Manager
Administration

Barbara Moreno-Lane, Executive Assistant
Administration

Yevgeniy Kislyuk, Finance Manager
Administration

Phoebe Hua, Finance Associate
Administration

Krista Alderson, Director of Development
Administration

Mark Montoya, Director of Operations
Administration

Angie Aukee, Grants Manager
Administration

Ankit Jain, Grants Coordinator
Administration

Frances Rios, Data Assistant
Administration


Emily Frias, Clinic Supervisor and Program Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Tim Coltman, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Lux Crumpler, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Jaimie Diaz Barreno, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Megan Duong, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Cynthia Fong, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Dana Huffstutler, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Nami Murthy, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Anja Peterson, Right to Counsel Coordinator
Legal Clinic

Arianas Campos-Reese, Intake Specialist
Legal Clinic

Cate Ryan, JVC Volunteer 
Legal Clinic


Ora Prochovnick, Director of Litigation & Policy
Litigation Department

Ryan Murphy, Deputy Director of Litigation
Litigation Department

J. Scott Weaver, Supervising Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Jason Hain, Senior Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Sarah Fenton Hinks, Senior Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Daniel O’Connell, Senior Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Veena Bansal, Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Joseph Cherney, Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Nima Mehranfar, Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Adrienne Mendle, Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Jacqueline Patton, Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Gina Pham, Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Kavin Williams, Litigation Attorney
Litigation Department

Ysabelle Orillos, EDC Law Fellow
Litigation Department

Karen Wolff, Supervising Social Worker
Litigation Department

Ira Ben Holston, Supervising Paralegal
Litigation Department

Peter Gaughan, Litigation Paralegal
Litigation Department

Jenna Harris, Litigation Paralegal
Litigation Department

Iara Ried, Litigation Paralegal
Litigation Department

Isra Sebiaa, Litigation Paralegal
Litigation Department

Christian Siegenthaler, Litigation Paralegal
Litigation Department

Masami Endo, Senior Litigation Case Worker
Litigation Department

Brandon Williams, Senior Litigation Case Worker
Litigation Department

Rachel Stober, Litigation Case Worker
Litigation Department

Rhiana Everest, Law Clerk
Litigation Department

Ava Lau-Silveira, Law Clerk
Litigation Department

Sam Nickle, Law Clerk
Litigation Department


Laura Hernandez, RADCo Program Director 
RADCo Department

Amy Price, RADCo Data and Finance Manager
RADCo Department

Virginia Chapman, Supervising Coordinator 
RADCo Department

McLean Smithson, Supervising Coordinator
RADCo Department

Joaquin Zamudio, Supervising Coordinator
RADCo Department

Hannah Gallagher, Lead Coordinator
RADCo Department

Zhenlun Cai, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Glendy Castanon, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Alexandria Corbitt, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Lucy DeAnda, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Marcos De La Fuente, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Wei Jie Feng, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Maira Flores, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Shephali Ides, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Layla Manasrah, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Courtney Matlock, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Oriana Saportas, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Min Ting Yu, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Raymond Zamudio, Rental Assistance Coordinator
RADCo Department

Moriah Mitchell, Funds Specialist
RADCo Department

Cecilia Chavarria, Intake Specialist
RADCo Department

Carolina Flores, Intake Specialist
RADCo Department

Tony Lezama, Temp Intake Specialist
RADCo Department


Tyler Rougeau, Directing Attorney
Shelter Client Advocacy Program

Ben Baczkowski, Advocate
Shelter Client Advocacy Program

Ramsey Dunlap, Advocate
Shelter Client Advocacy Program

Ubaldo Espinoza, Advocate
Shelter Client Advocacy Program

Meghan “RK” Johnson, Advocate
Shelter Client Advocacy Program

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