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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 Counsel, Workplace Justice & Public Policy
Jessica Stender joined Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) in 2015. As Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy, Jessica leads ERA’s policy advocacy with a focus on sexual harassment, pay and... 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 has served as a staff attorney at ERA since 2016.  She came to ERA with seven years of professional community organizing and policy-framing experience as an East Bay political staffer. ... 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

Dakota Foard

Summer Law Clerk
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Delia Coleman

Deputy Director
As ERA’s newly promoted Deputy Director, Delia Coleman is the organization’s passionate internal and external brand evangelist, a strategic thought partner to the executive team, and culture lead. In... read more

Lara Morgan

Director of Development
Lara Morgan is strategic fundraising professional with 12 years of experience in nonprofits, and has a deep commitment to creating a more just and equitable world through connecting people’s... read more

Francesca Bitton

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

Erika Casey

Development Associate
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Mei Mei Chan

Executive Team Assistant
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Jess Eagle

Strategic Communications Manager
Jess Eagle is a passionate social justice advocate who believes shared stories have the power to incite concrete change — to instill hope, inspire action, and chip away at the intersecting forces... read more

Becca Holt

Senior 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
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