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Meet Our Team


Michele Johnson

Executive Director, Co-Founder

Rob Watkins

Chief Operating Officer


Sam Strizalkouski

Operations & HR Manager

Dranda Whaley

Executive Assistant


Aleena Robinson

Development Manager

Thomas Hill

Grants and Data Coordinator

Lakesyn Melia

Development Specialist


D'Anelle Desire

Director of Communications

Reed McLean

Digital Media Coordinator


Brant Harrell

Legal Director

Madeline Wiseman

Staff Attorney

Emily Jenkins

Staff Attorney

Delaram Takyar

Skadden Fellow

Gordon Bonnyman

Staff Attorney, Co-Founder

Richard Stuart

King Justice Fellow


Diana Gallaher

IOK Project Director/Casework Supervisor

Asia Porter

King Child Health Fellow

John Elliott

Melkus Fellow

Henry Lynett

Client Advocate

Jane Beasley

Senior Client Advocate

Emma Sabin

King Child Health Fellow

Owen Hendricks

JVC Client Advocate

Shana Watkins

Insure Our Kids Outreach Coordinator

Katherine Zelaya

IOK Client Advocate

Caroline Sprenger

Melkus Fellow

Ashley Dorway

Metro Client Advocate

Health Policy

Chanda Freeman

Health Policy & Advocacy Program Manager

Jane Dimnwaobi

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Jace Wilder

Health Policy and Advocacy Associate

Danielle Branch

Health Policy and Advocacy Associate

Nutrition Advocacy

Signe Anderson

Senior Director of Nutrition Advocacy

Anna Grace Breedlove

WIC Referral and Data Specialist

Kate Goodin

Child Anti-Hunger Advocate

Anne Dobson Ball

WIC Partnership and Outreach Coordinator

Crys Riles

Anti-Hunger Advocate

Geraldine Hernandez-Marin

King Nutrition Fellow

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