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

Jennifer Walker Gates | Vice President
Attorney, JLW Immigration Law Group

Josh Caballero | Secretary
Community Engagement Officer, City of Waco

John Donisi | Treasurer

Ben Bui | Global Head of Legal Escalations, Meta

Meera de Mel | Attorney, Ruffner Schoenbaum Murphy Banaszak PLLC

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

Rebecca Matsumura | Litigation Counsel, Ripple

Melissa Ortega | AI/ML Analyst

Graciela Cigarroa | General Counsel, CentroMed

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


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

Becky Pastner | Philanthropic Advisor & Leadership Coach

LaRaine DuPuy | Community Volunteer

Waco Advisory Committee


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