Staff Members

Erica Smiley

Erica Smiley

Executive Director

Sarita Gupta

Former Executive Director

Mackenzie Baris

Deputy Director of Program and Base-Building

Rachel Coleman

Senior Executive Projects Manager

Dominique Countee


Jessica Felix Romero

Communications Director

Ada Fuentes-Zullo

Membership and Network Organizer

Emily Griffin

Development Associate

Mina Itabashi


Reese Jimenez

Office Manager

Erin Johansson

Research Director

Scott Klinger

Senior Equitable Development Specialist

Stephanie Krongos

Staff Accountant

Joel Mendelson

Communications Strategist

Akosua Meyers

Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement

Sam Nelson


Natalie Patrick-Knox

Senior Organizer – Immigration & Workers Rights

Adam Shah

Senior Policy Analyst

Brenden Sloan

Senior Development Manager

Joe Thomas


Nafisah Ula

Organizing Director

Benjamin Woods


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!