Fighting for Women's Equality
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

Joi Chaney

Senior Policy Counsel | Project Director, Equal Pay Today!
Joi Chaney joined Equal Pay Today! in December 2015 as its Campaign Director. In August 2017, she also became Senior Policy Counsel at Equal Rights Advocates. Equal Pay Today is in the process of... read more

Jessica Stender

Senior Counsel, Workplace Justice & Public Policy
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

Brenda Adams

Senior Staff Attorney
Brenda Star Adams has dedicated her legal career to representing the most marginalized communities of our society, with an emphasis on providing access to justice for immigrants, members of the LGBT+... 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

Rebecca Berry

Ruth Chance Law Fellow
Rebecca Berry joined ERA as a Ruth Chance Law Fellow in September 2018. As a member of the legal team at ERA, she serves as a Staff Attorney and helps oversee the Advice and Counseling Program,... read more

Harjit Kaur

Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney
Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education (ESVE)
Harjit Kaur comes to ERA with over seven years of professional community advocacy and organizing experience as a civil rights, human rights, immigration and family law attorney. Harjit has provided... 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

Beatriz Rincón

Director of Finance and Operations
Beatriz Rincón is Equal Rights Advocates’ Director of Finance & Operations. In addition to her lifelong commitment to the goals of our organization, Beatriz comes to ERA with a broad range of... read more

Nina Garay

Development Coordinator
Nina joined ERA as the Development Coordinator in May 2018. She graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany in 2011 with a degree in English and Communications. Nina is passionate about... read more

Jess Eagle

Communications Coordinator
Jess Eagle is a passionate feminist who believes words and shared stories have the power to incite real change — to instill hope, inspire action, and chip away at the intersecting forces that keep... read more

Becca Holt

Program Coordinator
Becca Holt joined ERA in December 2017. She graduated summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA in 2013, with degrees in International Development and Women’s Studies. Becca is passionate about... read more

Francesca Bitton

Executive & Policy Assistant
Francesca Bitton joined ERA in August of 2018 and currently works as the Executive and Policy Assistant. Francesca has been passionate about human rights, and more specifically women’s rights,... read more

Jessica Vaughn-Jansen

Program Assistant
Jess joined ERA as the Program Assistant in November 2018. She comes from a background coordinating programs specific to women and girls in underserved communities. Previously she was the Advocate... read more
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