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NWLC Staff


Uma Iyer

Chief of External Affairs

Uma M. Iyer (she/her) is the Chief External Affairs Officer at the National Women’s Law Center, where she sets strategy and growth for the organization’s resourcing initiatives, research portfolio, and the integrated campaigns and communications function. Since joining NWLC in 2018 as Vice President for Marketing and Communications, she has overseen the…

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Kiara Pesante Haughton

Vice President for Campaigns and Communications

Kiara Pesante Haughton (she/her) is an award-winning communications and political strategist and justice advocate. She is currently the Vice President of Campaigns and Communications, leading the press and media relations strategy, digital and social media, partnerships, coalitions, and influence campaigns work for the Law Center and the National Women’s Law Center Action…

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May Amoyaw

Senior Manager of Campaign and Digital Strategies

Jessica Baskerville

Media Associate

Jessica Baskerville (she/her) is a Media Associate at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), where she manages press requests and reporter engagement, conducts media research, and tracks media mentions of reports and experts at NWLC. Jessica graduated from the George Washington University in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Gina Berne

Senior Manager for Campaigns, Reproductive Rights and Health

K. Brockenborough

Manager of Campaign and Digital Strategies

Diana Casillas

Media Manager

Diana Casillas is a Bilingual Media Manager at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). She manages all Spanish-language press requests and develops outreach plans for media to cover NWLC issues. Diana spent more than six years as a television investigative reporter/anchor with Telemundo, where she specialized in advocating and informing the Hispanic…

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Stephanie Corte

Senior Manager for Campaigns, Cross-Cutting Issues

Sarina Di Calogero

Director of Special Events

Olympia Feil

Director of Public Relations

Stephanie Hernández

Manager of Campaigns

Mercedes Hightower

Senior Manager for Campaigns, Education Justice

Eun Kim

Director of Media Relations and Storytelling

Lark Lewis

Senior Manager of Creative and Digital Strategies

Lark is a Senior Manager of Creative & Digital Strategies at the National Women's Law Center, where she assists with content production on the Center's social media and digital channels. Before joining the Center, Lark worked as a strategist at a digital fundraising firm, helping raise money for Democrats online during the…

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Erin Longbottom

Director of Digital Engagement

Erin Longbottom is the Director of Digital Engagement at NWLC, where they run all things social media. In addition to NWLC's social channels, they were also a core member of NWLC's millennial focused reproductive health campaign, This Is Personal, where they made graphics, videos, GIFs and more. Prior to joining the Center,…

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Adina Marx

Creative and Multimedia Design Associate

Hallie Meisler

Manager of Creative and Digital Strategies

Marybeth Onyeukwu

Senior Manager of Campaign and Digital Strategies

Caitlin Panarella

Campaigns Manager

Maria Patrick

Media Director

Maria Patrick is Media Director at the National Women’s Law Center, where she utilizes her extensive background as a documentary producer to highlight personal stories that humanize the Center’s signature issues.  During her twenty-five year career in broadcasting she produced long-form content for PBS, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, National Geographic, Discovery and New…

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Sydney Petersen

Senior Media Relations Manager

Sydney Petersen is a senior media relations manager for the National Women’s Law Center focused on the Center’s child care and income security work. Before joining the Center, Sydney was press secretary for U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s official office, and also served as the Senator’s press secretary during her successful re-election campaign…

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Jordan Reynolds

Manager of Creative and Digital Strategies, Social Media

Shrija Shrestha

Campaigns Associate

Beth Stover

Art Director

Beth Stover, Graphic Designer is responsible for designing the Center’s communication materials, including reports, fact sheets, brochures, and online content. She is skilled in translating complex topics into visually compelling, user-friendly public education materials and social media graphics.  Ms. Stover received her degree in communication arts and graphic design.  She has more than…

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Andrea Sumner

Director of Multimedia Design

Selina Tran

Director of Digital Strategies

Arvia Walker

Director of Campaigns

Hilary Woodward

Director of Strategic Communications

In her role as Director of Strategic Communications, Hilary oversees the National Women’s Law Center’s brand, content, editorial, and digital work. Before joining the Center, Hilary was the senior communications strategist at Jobs With Justice, where she led the nonprofit’s digital efforts and built public support for policies that benefit working people.…

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Sarah Yergeau

Senior Manager, Campaigns Child Care