Staff Members

Erica Smiley

Erica Smiley

Executive Director

Mackenzie Baris

Deputy Director of Program and Base-Building

Rachel Coleman

Senior Executive Projects Manager

Jessica Felix Romero

Communications Director

Ada Fuentes

Senior Membership and Network Organizer

Emily Griffin

Development Associate

Mina Itabashi


Reese Jimenez

Office Manager

Erin Johansson

Research Director

Scott Klinger

Senior Equitable Development Specialist

Joel Mendelson

Senior Communications Strategist

Santana Moreno

Foundation Relations Manager

Sam Nelson


Kandra Nova

Finance Director

Natalie Patrick-Knox

Senior Organizer – Immigration & Workers Rights

Sandra Saldeño

Finance Assistant

Adam Shah

Senior Policy Analyst

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


Nick Voutsinos

Media Relations Specialist

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!