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ERA Staff

Legal Team

Noreen Farrell

Executive Director
Noreen Farrell’s entire legal career has been dedicated to the pursuit of social justice. She has been named one of the 2012 Top Women Leaders in Law by The Recorder, one of the 2013 Top 100 Women... read more

Jennifer Reisch

Legal Director
Jennifer Reisch has devoted her legal career to advocating for under-represented individuals and communities. Jennifer became the Legal Director of Equal Rights Advocates in September 2012, assuming... read more

Jessica Stender

Senior Staff Attorney
Jessica Stender joined ERA as a Senior Staff Attorney in September 2015. She is responsible for leading ERA’s Women at Work Initiative by supporting and developing ERA’s litigation and other... read more

Maha Ibrahim

Staff Attorney
Maha Ibrahim comes to ERA with seven years of professional community organizing and policy-framing experience as an East Bay political staffer.  A 2006 graduate of UC Berkeley, Maha served as a staff... read more

Andrea Obando

Equal Justice Works Fellow
Andrea Obando joined ERA in September 2016 as the Equal Justice Works Fellow. Her Equal Justice Works project, sponsored by Viacom and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, seeks to eliminate barriers to... read more


Tomika Anderson

Director of Operations
Tomika Anderson is a passionate nonprofit professional who has served the sector for over 14 years in a variety of roles both on the program side as well as operations. A two-time National Service... read more

Delia Coleman

Director of Strategic Communications
Delia Coleman is a passionate policy and strategic communications professional who has served the nonprofit sector for over 12 years as an advocate, lobbyist, and policy communications practitioner.... read more

Tracey Heather

Director of Development
Tracey has dedicated her professional career to fundraising for political, progressive, and community-based non-profits in the hope of making the world a better place for all. She originally hails... read more

Sarah Christiano

Communications Manager
Sarah Christiano joined ERA in 2015. In her role, she supports content creation for and management of ERA’s website, email campaigns, and social media channels, and assists with media relations.... read more

Alba Mercado

Development Officer
Alba Mercado joined ERA as Development Officer in 2017. In her role, she supports the development team by managing all institutional and corporate giving. She brings over a decade of experience in... read more

Shemika Lamare

Administration & Finance Coordinator
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Aida Sanchez

Development Assistant
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Maggie Sinkiewicz

Development & Administrative Assistant
Maggie Sinkiewicz, a native Upstate New Yorker, joined ERA as the Administrative/Development Assistant in October 2016 after relocating to the Bay Area. Prior to working for ERA, Maggie worked for... read more