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Meet Our Team


Michele Johnson

Executive Director, Co-Founder

Rob Watkins

Chief Operating Officer


Sam Strizalkouski

Office 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

Casework Supervisor

Asia Porter

King Child Health Fellow

Owen Hendricks

JVC Client Advocate

Shana Watkins

CMS Outreach Coordinator

Jane Beasley

Senior Client Advocate

Dorcas Gitimu

CMS Client Advocate

Ashley Dorway

Metro Client Advocate

Luke Mukundan

CMS Client Advocate

Caroline Sprenger

Melkus Fellow

Henry Lynett

Client Advocate

Health Policy

Vanessa Zapata

Director of Health Policy and Equity

Jace Wilder

Health Policy and Advocacy Associate

Chanda Freeman

Health Policy & Advocacy Program Manager

Jane Dimnwaobi

Equal Justice Works Fellow

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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