About Us

OUR TEAM

BAI & IJDH Staff

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Mario Joseph, AV

Bai Managing Attorney

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Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq.

IJDH Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Alexandra Filippova

Senior Staff Attorney

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Steve Forester

Immigration Policy Coordinator

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Kristina Fried

Staff Attorney

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Renée Metelus

Communications and Development Coordinator

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Interns & Volunteers

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Elaheh Ahmadi

Legal Intern

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Lilah Herbert-Lewis

Intern

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Allison Marie Lira

Allison Marie Lira

Legal Intern

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Jessica Swonger

Jessica Swonger

Intern

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Board of Directors

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Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq.

IJDH Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Irwin Stotzky, Esq

Professor of Law
at the University of Miami

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Joia Mukherjee MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer
of Partners In Health

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Chris Geyer

Former COO

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Pamela Merchant

Nonprofit Advisor

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Nadia Ben-Youssef

Advocacy Director at Center for Constitutional Rights

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Renée Metelus

Operations Manager at Found in Translation

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Nicole Lee Bayard

Intuitive Coach, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategist, and Human Rights Advocate

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Isemonde Joseph

Haitian general physician

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Advisory Council

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Blaine Bookey

Co-Legal Director at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

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Beatrice Lindstrom

Clinical Instructor in the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School

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Charlot Lucien

Scholar, Storyteller, and Visual Artist

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Emie Michaud Weinstock

Emie Michaud Weinstock

Founder and Principal of ReveledUp

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In Remembrance of Dr. Paul Farmer

IJDH Co-Founder and Board Member