Staff Members

Erica Smiley

Erica Smiley

Executive Director

Mackenzie Baris

Deputy Director of Program and Base-Building

Rachel Coleman

Senior Executive Projects Manager

MacKenzie River Foy

Creative Content Producer

Ada Fuentes

Senior Membership and Network Organizer

Emily Griffin

Development Associate

Mina Itabashi


Reese Jimenez

Office & Logistics Manager

Erin Johansson

Research Director

Scott Klinger

Senior Equitable Development Specialist

Joel Mendelson

Communications Director

Santana Moreno

Senior Manager of Philanthropic Partnerships

Sam Nelson


Kandra Nova

Finance Director

Natalie Patrick-Knox

Senior Organizer – Immigration & Workers Rights

Amaury Pineda

Policy Analyst

Sandra Saldeño

Finance Assistant

Adam Shah

Director of National Policy

Brenden Sloan

Development Director

Joe Thomas

Organizer for Network Capacity

Jason Tomlinson

Advancing Black Strategists Initiative Coordinator

David Tigabu

External Relations Specialist

Nafisah Ula

Organizing Director

Martha Valadez


Pendo Waryoba

Staff Accountant

About Our Team

The team at the Jobs With Justice national office is dedicated to fighting for an economy that works for everyone. Our staff showcases a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences – including organizing, campaign, research, communications, training, policy, operations, and fundraising work – as well as a wide range of issue expertise. Click on our photos or names to learn more about us!