Thank you to our 2019 volunteers

In light of our cancellation of the 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Party, we would like to virtually recognize those volunteers that assisted our organization throughout 2019. Everything that we do at ALRP is made possible by the work of our volunteers. Whether you staffed the gates at Folsom Street Fair, came into the office to help us stuff envelopes for a mailing, presented an MCLE training, or accepted a referral to provide legal assistance to one of our clients, we are so grateful for the hours you dedicated to our organization. This recognition is a very small token of our gratitude for all that you have done to support our mission of improving the health of people living with HIV/AIDS by addressing their legal issues.

We are honoring volunteers in the following categories:

James M. Wood Volunteer of the Year
Joined the Panel in 2019
Accepted five or more referrals
Presented an MCLE training
Volunteered in the office or at events
Supported ALRP’s Pro Bono Connections Initiative
Served on the Panel for 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30+ years

We look forward to celebrating with you all in 2021. In the meantime, we wish you health and peace of mind. Thank you for all that you do to support ALRP and our clients.

2020 James M. Wood Volunteer of the Year
Katharine Butler

Katharine volunteers at ALRP as a law clerk. She is studying to become a paralegal, and came to volunteer for ALRP to assist our Immigration Attorneys. Law Clerks provide essential support to the ALRP Client Services staff by serving as the first, and often the main point of contact for ALRP clients.



Joined the Panel in 2019
Michael Astanehe
Daria Banerjee
Gregory Berlin
Deborah Davy
Brian Elliott-Pekrul
Terrance Heath
Susan Kang-Gordon
Courtney McCausland
Kristen Nilsen
Matthew Olsman
Brent Robinson
Russell Roeca
Derek Schaible
Markus Stevenson
Vikram Subramanian
Eric Young

Accepted five or more referrals
Michael Astanehe
Robin Crawford
James DalBon
Andrew Dimitriou
Kevin Duffy
John Fasesky
Terrance Heath
Fernando Hidalgo
Rachel Kafele
Emily Levitan
Shawn Matloob
James Millar
Matthew Olsman
Mark Senick
Brett Snider
Brooke Westling
James Wood
Spencer Young

Presented an MCLE training
Reena Arya
Ari Jones
Rachel Kafele
Guy Kornblum
David Nahmias
Kirsten Scott

Volunteered in the office or at events
Chuck Adams
Angie Arroyo
Vlado Arsov
Ryan Ascolese
La Tiera Barnes
Joshua Blanco
Samuel Bowman
Beth Brandon
Les Bruno
Stephanie Bunting
Dwaine Burgardt
Michael Burkett
Andrew Burt
Katharine Butler
Sydney Calas
Alexis Caloza
Ashley Calvillo
Leslie Caplan
David Carpenter
Chris Cashion
Marcello Castro
Brenda Cazares
Hannah Center
Tom Chen
Joseph Childress
Kent Clay
Michael Cole
Matthew Costa
Angelique Cruz
Randy Delcourt
Ray Dolan
Felicia Draper
Aaron Edens
Michael Evans
Devin Fathi
Margie Gear
Taylor Gooch
Nicki Griffin
Jessica Hansen
Damon Hart
Jorge Hechavarria
Marisa Hedgpeth
Dustin Helmer
Haily Hernandez
Taylor Horn
Rex Hull
Hung Dinh
Lee Jewell
Melanie Kim
Kyle Lachman
Tessa Lauren
Duke Lloyd
Lizzy Lyman
Mikaela Martinez
Chris McCann
Vic McManus
Sean Mees
Idrian Mollaneda
Samuel New
Carl Nicita
Merlene Odeny
Andrew Ohlert
Carrie Oi-Yee Wong
Amy Orgain
Carl Paganelli
James Pagano
Josiah Pak
Enrique Perez
Alynia Phillips
Ben Pongbandith
Malia Pratt
Rodrigo Rivas
Hayden Rodarte
Frida Rojas
Sam Pena
Eric Samuel
Avery Sarrail
Jennifer Schuster
Price Scott
Alexandra Sepolen
Chelsea Shafron
Adam Shearer
Kai Shintani
Will Sinks
JD Smiley
Lawrence “Larry” Smyle
Tony Stachowicz
Joachim Steinberg
Michael Stokes
Eric Strothmann
Kate Svinarich
Philip Tassin
Alex Taylor
Jake Tesler
Katie Torpey
Marc Tosca
Alex Touma
Jeremy Tsuchitani-Watson
Brandon Une
Will van Gelder
Aliza Van Leesten
Jessica Vazquez
Trish Watson
Amethyst Webb
Gabbie Zheleznyak
Scott Zimmermann

Supported ALRP’s Pro Bono Connections Initiative
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Jones Day
McGuire Woods LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Served on the Panel for 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30+ years

10 Years
Matthew Cebrian
Heather Cutler
Michael Burstein
Christina DiEdoardo
Sarah Wessels Summerall
Lindsay Carr
Lenore Gerard
Amie Miller
Harlan Watkins
Grace Alano
Jeena Cho
John Peter Harbour
William Lynn
Tiffany Norman
Don Pangilinan
Stacey Gartland
Jennifer Pesek
Stephanie Smith
Christy La Pierre
Donald Sullivan
Jeff Curl
Desiree Navarro
Rocky Unruh

15 Years
Paul Behrend
Gabriel Bellman
Brian Budds
Mark Delgado
Sadik Huseny
James Millar
Sally Morin
George Rush
Melinda Sesto
Sapna Singh
Lynn Sletto
Jody Togonon
Leongah Wheeler
Mary Catherine Wiederhold
Spencer Young

20 Years
Ramon Bacerdo
Rey Hassan
Alden Knisbacher
Susan Petro

25 Years
Cynthia Chandler
Kathleen McCormac
Helene Wenzel
Andrew Westley

30+ Years
Richard La Cava
Brent Seymour