Meet Our Team

Dedicated Staff Serving Houstonians

Executive Director

Anne Chandler

Executive Director

Staff Attorneys

Emma Bykerk

Hunton Andrews Kurth Fellow

Barbara “Bobbie” Cochran

Staff Attorney

Maricarmen Dollar

Supervising Attorney

Joyce Helfman

Managing Attorney

Sakeena Holmes

Houston Association of Women Attorneys Fellow

Andrew Lehmann

Supervising Attorney

Luz Martinez Brennan

Staff Attorney and Data Analyst

Blenda Ruiz

Staff Attorney

Stephanie Sommerlatte

Supervising Attorney

Michelle Tewal

Staff Attorney

Elizabeth Tran

Legal Services Director

Barbara Urdiales

Staff Attorney

Pro Bono Department

Brittany Krohn

Pro Bono Coordinator

Elicia “Ellie” Jaime

Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator

Maximilian Murdoch

Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator

Leilani Ortiz

Program Coordinator

Legal Case Workers

Yamilex Aguirre

Legal Case Worker

Angeles Calderon

Intake Manager

Deon Hunter

Program Assistant

Jacqueline Lopez

Legal Case Worker

Gabrielle McKeller

Program Coordinator

Kenia Montano

Program Coordinator

Natalia Reyes

Lead Program Coordinator

Administration

Marilyn Brown

Director of Grants and Special Projects

Yaroslav Diaz

IT Jr. Administrator

Thao Dong

Senior Staff Accountant

Laura Lopez

Receptionist

Thao Nguyen

Staff Account