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NWLC Staff

Administration and Finance

Alex Braha

Chief Operating Officer

Tanya Clarke

Vice President for Finance

Deanne Barney

Manager, Accounts Payable

Valerie Bernardo


Melody Bostic

Human Resources Generalist

Daris Coleman

Director of Finance

José A. Colón-Francis

Director of Labor Relations

José A. Colón-Francis serves as the Director of Labor Relations, where he develops, plans, and implements the Law Center's employee relations programs and practices. José has over 15 years of experience providing legal advice and counseling, developing and implementing personnel policies, and formulating strategic guidance to achieve organizational goals while safeguarding employee…

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Linda Diala

Senior Human Resources Generalist

Linda Diala is a Senior HR Generalist with over ten years of HR experience in various work environments. She manages the employee full cycle process from Onboarding to Offboarding. Before joining NWLC, Linda was a Benefits Specialist at Westat, a survey research company, where she managed all aspects of benefits administration, including…

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Megan Gonyea

Director of Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Christopher Hatty

Director of Information Technology and Operations

Aryan Kaymanesh

Director of Grants, Finance

Melanie Kujawa

Grants Manager

Lakisha Matthews

Senior Accountant-General Ledger

Lakisha Matthews is the Senior Accountant-General Ledger, for Administration and Finance, with over six years in the accounting field. Prior to joining NWLC, Ms. Matthews worked for 10 years in the Washington, D.C., area with other not-for-profit organizations where she gained a thorough understanding of their organizational structure and accounting policies.

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Jennifer Napolitano

Senior Manager for Talent Acquisition

Jonathan Nwozo

: IT & Operations Associate

Lauren Reid

Senior Manager of Accounts Payable

Renee Scarlet


Donaldson Smith

Senior Accounting Manager, Grants & Contributions