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Campaign for the Future

NCLC’s vision is for a nation in which economic opportunity is available to all. The Campaign for the Future will transform NCLC into a stronger and more sophisticated consumer rights and economic justice advocacy organization—the kind of organization needed to achieve our vision. Over the past year, NCLC has engaged our Board, Partners Council, [...]

Campaign for the Future2020-01-28T15:47:57-05:00

Video: Visionaries Profile

The work of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and its network is profiled in the 23rd season of Visionaries, the award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of Grace and Frankie, and formerly of The Newsroom and Law & Order. The episode, now being shown on PBS stations across the country, [...]

Video: Visionaries Profile2019-11-26T10:16:48-05:00

Martha Tamayo

Martha Tamayo is a Community Advocate and a member of the Board of Directors for Central California Legal Services. Martha has worked with the Kings Community Action Organization since 2012 to help residents and communities achieve self-sufficiency. She has also worked with the humanitarian program Palomas Mensajeras to arrange visits in the U.S. between elderly [...]

Martha Tamayo2019-11-22T13:24:44-05:00

Joshua Ambre, Editorial Associate

Joshua Ambre provides support to NCLC's editorial department, building on his previous experience as a legal proofreader, freelance editor, and writing tutor. He holds a bachelor's degree with concentrations in creative writing and classics from the University of Arizona.

Joshua Ambre, Editorial Associate2019-11-08T09:40:44-05:00

Ariel Nelson, Staff Attorney

Ariel Nelson is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center focusing on credit and background reporting and criminal justice debt issues. She is a contributing author to NCLC’s Fair Credit Reporting and Collection Actions. Previously, Ariel litigated administrative and environmental law cases as a staff attorney/clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. She also served as [...]

Ariel Nelson, Staff Attorney2020-01-10T10:45:04-05:00

Karen Lusson, Staff Attorney

Karen Lusson is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, who focuses on energy and utility issues that affect low-income customers. Previously she was the assistant bureau chief in the Public Utilities Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  Her duties included representing Illinois residential ratepayers in litigation involving utility rate increase requests, [...]

Karen Lusson, Staff Attorney2019-08-23T14:12:14-05:00

Andrea Bopp Stark – Attorney

Andrea Bopp Stark is a staff attorney focusing on fair debt collection practices, including criminal justice debt.  She also teaches an Introduction to Consumer Rights Litigation practicum course at Boston College Law School. Andrea is a contributing author to NCLC’s Fair Debt Collection and Mortgage Servicing and Loan Modifications legal manuals.  Previously, Andrea was a partner at Molleur [...]

Andrea Bopp Stark – Attorney2019-05-29T12:22:33-05:00

Elijah Peterson, Donor Engagement Manager

Elijah is responsible for engaging and informing new and existing supporters of the NCLC's work via email, social media, and other communications channels. Previously, he was a grant writer at the International OCD Foundation, a development officer at Capital Good Fund in RI, and a labor organizer for a hotel and food service workers union. [...]

Elijah Peterson, Donor Engagement Manager2020-01-10T10:27:04-05:00

Michael Patricelli, Finance Associate

Mike assists with the day-to-day operations of NCLC's finance and human resources work, including processing of checks and invoices, budget preparation, and payroll. Previously, he worked at New England Newspapers in its finance department. Mike is a graduate of Western New England University in Springfield, MA.

Michael Patricelli, Finance Associate2019-02-20T11:17:31-05:00