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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 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

Jenna Minard

Staff Attorney
Jenna first joined ERA as a law clerk during the 2016-2017 academic school year. After graduating in May of 2017, she rejoined ERA as a post-bar fellow and we are happy to welcome her now as a... 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, ERA’s Director of Operations, joined the team in June 2016. Tomika is a certified nonprofit professional (CNP), and two-time National Service alum through AmeriCorps, having worked... 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

Shemika Lamare

Administration & Finance Coordinator
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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 Assistant
External Relations & Board Support
Francesca Bitton, a recent graduate from the University of San Francisco, has always had a keen interest in human rights and development. Recently joining ERA in August of 2017 as our Executive... read more

José Luis Gómez

Program Assistant
José Luis joined ERA as the Program Assistant in November 2017, where he supports and learns from the work of ERA’s incredible legal team. Having been raised by an immigrant single mother, José... read more

Aida Sanchez

Development Assistant
Aida Sanchez, ERA’s Development Associate, is originally from Southern California.  She relocated to the Bay Area in September of 2000 and became ERA’s Office Manager until 2006. She left ERA to... read more
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