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Michelle Deakin, Chief Communications Officer

2022-05-05T13:42:56-05:00May 5, 2022|Categories: About Us|

Michelle Bates Deakin joined NCLC as Chief Communications Officer in 2022. Prior to NCLC, she served as Director of Communications at the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and as Managing Director of Media Relations and Public Information at Harvard Law School. Her career in strategic communications and journalism has focused on legal issues and social justice. [...]

Berneta L. Haynes, Attorney

2022-05-18T11:26:52-05:00January 12, 2022|Categories: About Us|Tags: |

Berneta L. Haynes is a staff attorney who focuses on consumer energy policy and medical debt. Before joining NCLC, she served as a director at Georgia Watch, a state-based consumer advocacy organization in Atlanta, where she worked to make energy programs, quality healthcare, financial protection, and civil justice more equitable and accessible for all. Her duties included leading [...]

Caroline Cohn, Equal Justice Works Fellow Sponsored by Nike, Inc.

2021-10-28T16:29:38-05:00October 28, 2021|Categories: About Us|

Caroline Cohn is an Equal Justice Works fellow at the National Consumer Law Center, sponsored by Nike, Inc. Her work focuses on criminal justice debt issues and background reporting. Previously, Caroline served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Carolyn McHugh of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Honorable Judge Carol [...]

Alpha Taylor, Attorney (Washington D.C. Office)

2022-05-18T11:27:18-05:00June 11, 2021|Categories: About Us|Tags: |

Alpha S. Taylor is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center where he works on student loans and other consumer law issues. Previously, he worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, handling foreclosure, eviction, and student loan cases. He also established the Hamilton County Eviction Prevention Project, [...]

Michael Jones, Finance Manager

2021-06-07T10:29:06-05:00June 7, 2021|Categories: About Us|

As the National Consumer Law Center's finance manager. Michael Jones works closely with the chief financial officer, staff accountant, and finance associate to manage day-to-day accounting operations. Previously, he was assistant controller at Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, and served in the Peace Corps in Namibia as a math teacher from 2009-2011 and a volunteer leader in 2012. [...]

Jackie Lyon, Operations Manager

2021-05-28T16:49:22-05:00May 28, 2021|Categories: About Us|

Jackie Lyon joined the National Consumer Law Center team in 2021. As the Operations Manager, Jackie is responsible for supervising members of the administrative staff and managing administrative workflows for the office. In addition, she provides technical support to staff, oversees building operations and systems, and manages equipment needs and issues. Jackie came to NCLC [...]

Hayley Morway, Development Operations & Database Coordinator

2021-03-22T14:40:21-05:00March 22, 2021|Categories: About Us|

Hayley Morway manages NCLC's database for the purposes of donor engagement, acknowledgement, reporting, and assisting in grant management. She graduated from the University of Connecticut and previously worked for The Student Conservation Association in New Hampshire. Hayley enjoys playing in and officiating soccer games in her free time.

Samuel R. Shepard, N. Neal Pike Fellow

2020-11-06T13:30:35-05:00November 6, 2020|Categories: About Us|

Sam Shepard is the N. Neal Pike Fellow at NCLC working to develop resources that help Americans with physical, intellectual, developmental, or other disabilities use consumer law protections to seek justice. In 2019, Sam was a Hobbs Fellow at NCLC. Previously, he worked as a judicial intern for Judge Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson on the First [...]

Kyra Taylor, Staff Attorney

2022-05-18T11:27:45-05:00May 12, 2020|Categories: About Us|Tags: |

Kyra Taylor is a staff attorney, focusing on student loans.  Prior to joining NCLC, Kyra was a staff attorney at Harvard Law's Legal Services Center, where she worked in the Project on Predatory Student Lending. Kyra also litigated consumer class actions as a public interest fellow at the Washington DC plaintiffs' firm Tycko & Zavareei LLP and [...]

Suraj Tandukar, Administrative Assistant

2020-03-17T10:27:48-05:00March 11, 2020|Categories: About Us|

As the Administrative Assistant in NCLC’s Boston office, Suraj Tandukar answers phones, assists staff with scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements, creates and modifies documents, and helps maintain our database. Suraj joined NCLC in 2020 and is very excited to be part of the NCLC team!  During his free time, he enjoys cooking and spending [...]