Our Staff

Download a list of our legal leadership and their areas of expertise

San Antonio

Board of Directors

Affiliations listed for identification only

Valerie Barker | President
Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright

John Donisi | Treasurer

Laurie Marchant | Secretary

Leah Buratti | Immediate Past President
Attorney, Wittliff Cutter Austin

Ben Bui | Global Head of Legal Escalations, Meta

Josh Caballero | Community Organizer, Grassroots Community Development

Meera de Mel | Attorney, Wittliff Cutter Austin

Anne Drane | Founder, SAWA SAWA Collection

Joseph Dubin | Product Manager, Home Depot

Maddy Dwertman | Attorney, Baker Botts LLP

Montserrat Garibay | Senior Advisor for Labor Relations, Office of Secretary of U.S Department of Education

Arlene Lyons | Community Leader

Carrie Maher | Strategy & Business Development Consultant, Social Justice Nonprofit Engagement

Rebecca Matsumura | Litigation Counsel, Ripple

Melissa Ortega | AI/ML Analyst

Juany Torres | Masters Candidate at UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs

Jennifer Walker Gates | Attorney, Walker Gates Vela PLLC

Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council is made up of distinguished individuals from communities served by our local offices. They act as ambassadors to the community, and work to expand our supporters and resources by leveraging professional networks and personal spheres of influence.

John Antonelli | Founder & Owner, CEO, Antonelli’s Cheese

Kendall Antonelli | Founder & Owner, President, Antonelli’s Cheese

Michael Buratti | Program/Project Manager

Graciela Cigarroa | General Counsel, CentroMed


Celeste Quesada | Creative Director, Producer, Real Estate

Rose Reyes | San Antonio Office President, Giant Noise

Cecile Richards | Co-Founder, Supermajority

Geronimo Rodriguez | Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Texas

Justin Rosolino | Project Coordinator, Magnolia Foundation

Alfred Solano | Vice President, Waco Family Medicine Foundation


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