Quick Links

Role: Steering Committee

Sascha Bittner

Sascha has been an employer leader at the San Francisco Bay Area Hand in Hand since 2011, and is a representative on her local Care Council. She is quadriplegic as a result of cerebral palsy, and domestic workers make it possible for her to be an active member of the Bay Area community. Sascha also

Ariana Thompson-Lastad

Ariana was a founding member of Hand in Hand in California, where she organizes employers of nannies and house cleaners and facilitates workshops for new parents. Outside of Hand in Hand, she has a PhD in medical sociology and is a postdoctoral fellow at UC San Francisco, where she does research on improving health care

Mariana Viturro

Mariana has been NDWA’s Deputy Director for over seven years. Prior to joining NDWA, Mariana was an organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 12 years, and experienced first-hand the potential of working-class immigrant women and women of color to advance movements for immigrant and workers’ rights. At NDWA, Mariana oversees our field

Laura Wernick, PhD, LMSW, MPA

Laura is a professor of social work at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. A former community organizer, their research explores and examines innovative transformative and healing justice organizing models. Laura is a parent, an employer of a childcare worker, and has been actively involved in HIH’s participatory action research project.

Naomi Sunshine

Naomi has represented workers and others in wage and hour, employment discrimination, consumer and disability class actions through workers’ rights law firms. During law school she participated in NYU’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, and interned at the ACLU, the NYCLU, the Urban Justice Center, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Immigration Equality.

Aquilina Soriano Versoza

Aquilina is founder and current Executive Director of the Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California, a nonprofit serving and organizing the low-wage Pilipino immigrant community in Los Angeles. She has served as Executive Director of PWC for 17 years and has been working in the Pilipino community for 22 years, both here in Los Angeles

Rachel McCullough

Rachel is the Director of Organizing at Jews for Racial & Economic Justice and Campaign Director of the New York Caring Majority. In her capacity as Director of Organizing at Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Rachel has built numerous campaigns and coalitions focused on police accountability, dignity for care work & caregiving, and

Amy Mazur

Amy works with the New England Jewish Labor Committee on the domestic employer initiative, with a focus on ensuring that all our homes are places where domestic workers are treated with dignity and respect, where domestic workers (no matter their immigration status) are seen as professionals and valued as workers with competence and skill, and

Janet Kim

Janet is a communications strategist with a diverse background in consulting, media, campaigning, and storytelling. As the Communications Director for Caring Across Generations, she’s working to shape narratives to make dignified care a right at every stage of life while making the work of caregiving, and the paid and unpaid caregivers who do it, more

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Are you the best employer you can be?

Use the Employer Checklist to find out!

Start the Checklist

May we survey you about our resources?