PATRICIA NARCISO, MA, CFRE | DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Patricia joined us in 2019 as Director of Strategic Partnerships, with responsibility for mobilizing community resources to support our mission. She has held executive leadership positions at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, The Health Trust, and Arts Council Silicon Valley, with earlier posts as adjunct faculty at Benedictine University and Santa Clara University. Past experience also includes co-founding a … Read More

VINUTA NAIK | SENIOR ATTORNEY, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

Vinuta joined the Economic Advancement Program team at CLSEPA in September 2019. Prior to joining CLSEPA, she developed an interest in criminal justice and reentry issues by serving in Public Defender offices across the Bay Area. She joined the East Bay Community Law Center’s Clean Slate Practice in 2015. Her work focused on removing collateral consequences and barriers to employment, … Read More

MARTHA RUCH, ESQ. | STAFF ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Prior to joining CLSEPA in September 2019, Martha was a removal defense staff attorney and an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. In law school, Martha interned at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and at the East Bay Community Law Center’s Neighborhood Justice Clinic. She was a clinical student in the East Bay Community Law Center’s … Read More

MADELINE MUSANTE | MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

Madeline calls Eureka, CA her first home. Prior to joining us, she received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in International Relations with a focus on history and a minor in Creative Writing. During her studies, she worked as an editorial intern for Stanford Social Innovation Review, served as an undergraduate research assistant with the Immigration Policy Lab, and proudly … Read More

VIOLET MEDINA | BOOKKEEPER

Violet received her A.S. degree in Accounting from Mission College in Santa Clara, CA. She grew up in Washington State all through high school, and loved the gloomy and rainy weather. For the past 4 years she has worked as a bookkeeper and human resources/office manager for a mobile advertising high tech company in San Mateo, California. She is excited … Read More

MARGARET MCBRIDE, ESQ. | MANAGING ATTORNEY, HOUSING PROGRAM

Margaret earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in Social Justice Lawyering. As a law student, Margaret worked with several Bay Area organizations dedicated to promoting housing rights, including the Mental Health Advocacy Project, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, and the National Housing Law Project. During law school, Margaret … Read More

MARIA MATA, ESQ. | DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Maria’s passion for public service began as an outgrowth from her experiences growing up in East Palo Alto. Prior to joining us in February 2017, Maria worked as a government benefits attorney for the LIBRE project at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, where she represented immigrant clients facing an array of health and public benefits issues. Maria … Read More

YUNUEN LOPEZ GARCIA | IMMIGRATION ADVOCATE

Yunuen was born in Mexico and raised in East Palo Alto, CA. She participated at the UCLA Labor Center Dream Summer Fellowship through College Track. She formed part of the fellowship for two years, with both years being placed here, at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA). Yunuen became accustomed to CLSEPA with her participation in Dream Summer, … Read More

SOE LOPEZ | OPERATIONS MANAGER

Soe grew up in the community of Redwood City and graduated from Woodside High School in 1996. She began her career in office management with Resources for Reading. Soe joined us in YEAR and has been instrumental in helping us grow.Soe is proud to be part of a team that offers legal assistance to the local community.

KATRINA LOGAN, ESQ. | DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

Katrina leads the Economic Advancement Program, focusing on reentry and consumer law practice areas. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association and volunteers as an assistant coach with the Stanford Women’s Rugby Club. Katrina earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law where she graduated with a Public Interest Certificate and … Read More