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Dana Barnett (she/her),Washington State Organizer

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Dana has been active in social movement organizations for equity and justice across a range of issues and campaigns. Prior to joining Hand in Hand, Dana worked for over two decades as a mediator, and race equity trainer, both on staff for organizations like the Washington State Bar Association and the Mediation Center of Dutchess

Kayla Shore (she/her), Southern California Research Manager & Organizer

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Kayla is passionate about the intersections of community, storytelling, and justice, which she has followed to the entertainment industry, community organizing, and the non-profit arts sector. Most recently, she worked in television at Shondaland and Creative Artists Agency. She has also been a dedicated volunteer organizer and leader with IfNotNow and Never Again Action, organizing

Lindsay Imai-Hong (she/her), California Director

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Lindsay currently directs California’s campaigns to raise standards for domestic workers and expand the homecare safetynet so all Californians can get the support they need to live with dignity at home and in their communities. Lindsay joined Hand in Hand in 2013 mobilizing domestic employers to win the CA Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and

Erica Sklar (she/they),National Organizer

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Erica Sklar’s organizing for justice has taken many shapes, from nonviolent direct action to the fight for environmental justice through policy change as a director on Washington State’s campaign for a carbon tax. She has worked for Rep. Pramila Jayapal and the ACLU of Washington, where she tracked nearly 1,000 bills making their way through

Julia Solow (she/her)

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Julia’s passion for organizing comes from a long legacy of organizing in her family, personal experiences of struggle and amazing mentors along her journey. She first got involved in movement work when social work professors in college introduced her to immigrant rights leaders fighting for the DREAM Act in 2010. Since then, Julia has been

Carolyn Silveira

Carolyn is a writer and consultant who loves using creative strategies to help change the world. She has worked for Freelancers Union, Upworthy, The Adaptors (a podcast about science and climate change), and numerous mission-driven clients. Domestic workers played a meaningful role in her childhood home and in caring for her late grandparents.

Suzanne Schmidt

Suzanne is a parent to two young children and has experienced firsthand the importance of in-home care for her kids as well as for close relatives. Her work with Hand in Hand focuses on expanding educational materials and workshop offerings in order to share our resources with more employers. Suzanne’s prior experiences with community organizing

Diana Morales

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Diana is a California Native who moved to New York in 2013 to be with her now husband and stepdaughter. She has worked as a controller and office manager for a Green Energy Company and for the non-profit organization Fort Washington Collegiate Church (FWCC) of the Collegiate Churches founded in 1628. While at FWCC Diana

Stacy Kono

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As the Network Director, Stacy oversees fundraising, leads organizational systems and planning, and partners with staff and the National Steering Committee.

Tatiana Bejar (she/her/ella), NYC Lead Organizer

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Tatiana is a human rights advocate and a passionate activist for labor, immigrant justice and women’s rights. Tatiana has experience in the non-profit and development sectors in Peru and the United States, with a particular focus on low-income women and immigrant workers at the Urban Justice Center’s Human Rights Project, Restaurant Opportunities Center, UNICEF, International

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