Our staff of attorneys, legal advocates and researchers come from all over the country and bring decades of experience to clients in need.
Interim Director: Richard Alvarado, M.A.
Interim Director, 2016 to present
Director of Budget & Operations, 2013 to present
Housing Coordinator, 2009 to 2013
University of Connecticut, B.S. Human Development Family Studies, 2004
The New School, M.A. Urban Policy Analysis and Management, 2010
Jennifer N. Arriaga Rivera
Raven Dorantes, Esq.
Staff Attorney, 2016 to present
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2008
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A. in Communications, 2001
Advocate*, 2015 to present
New York University, B.A. Sociology, 2015
Shezza Abboushi Dallal
Director of Advocacy, 2011 to present
Supervising Advocate, 2003 to 2011
Hofstra University, B.S., 1992
Syeda M. Tasnim, Esq.
Emily Marie Ramos
NOEP Coordinator, 2014 to present
Advocate*, 2011 to 2015
Harvard College, B.A. Social Studies, 2011
Rafaela Zapata-Stump, MPA
* Advocates are non-attorney representatives