Steve Hurley, Chief Development Officer

Steve HurleySteve Hurley is ​the National Consumer Law Center​'s Chief Development Officer. He is responsible for leading NCLC’s development team, which is focused on expanding the organization's impact on economic justice issues by increasing its annual and long-term support through a wide range of sources: individual giving and cy pres awards, foundation grants, conferences and events, planned giving and more. NCLC welcomes the support of all those who want to promote economic fairness and justice in our society.

Prior to joining NCLC, Steve was the Director of Strategic Development at the ACLU of Massachusetts from 2009-2016, where he led all fundraising and donor communication efforts and played a leading role in strategic planning and institutional advancement initiatives. Earlier in his career, Steve held a variety of senior management positions at the Boston-based direct marketing firm Share Group, Inc., where his non-profit and political clients included organizations like Oxfam America, the Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Human Rights Campaign, EMILY’s List, Obama for America, and the national ACLU. And (long) before that, he was a campaign manager and legislative aide for a Massachusetts State Representative, and an organizer, campaign director and member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.

Steve's passion for NCLC's complex work is informed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's simple statement: "This country should not be run for the biggest corporations and largest financial institutions."

Paul Laurent, Director of Leadership Giving and Engagement

Paul LaurentPaul Laurent is National Consumer Law Center’s Director of Leadership Giving and Engagement, working closely with major donors to increase support for NCLC’s activities through individual major gifts, cy pres awards, annual giving, planned giving, special events, law firm and corporate support, and direct mail appeals.

Prior to joining NCLC, Paul was Director of Development at NF Northeast, a rare disease patient advocacy organization. Paul has also held senior major gifts roles at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, where he worked closely with senior executives in the financial, professional services and legal communities, and at the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Paul also worked in business and academia for more than two decades in the United Kingdom. He holds a BA in International Relations from Tufts University and a Masters in International Studies from the University of Birmingham, England. Paul currently serves as an elected member to his town’s School Committee.

Tashia Graham, Human Resources Manager

Tashia GrahamTashia Graham is the National Consumer Law Center’s Human Resources Manager. Tashia joined NCLC in 2016 and is responsible for benefits administration, coordination of personnel policies, assistance with recruitment, and coordination of periodic compensation studies. Tashia has a passion for serving underserved communities, demonstrated through her history of mission-based HR work, and also her volunteer work with local organizations. Previously, she served as the HR Generalist at Fenway Health in Boston, a nonprofit community health center serving the LGBTQ community. Tashia holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR©) Certification and a BA in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

SarahEmily Lekberg, Manager of Conferences and Trainings

SarahEmily LekbergSarahEmily is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of conferences, training workshops, webinars, and special events at NCLC. She brings comprehensive knowledge and experience in development and event planning within nonprofit and academic settings. Prior to development work, SarahEmily taught and coordinated programs for adult English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) both overseas with the Fulbright program, and within the Dorchester Vietnamese community in Boston. She holds a BM from Millikin University, a Masters of Music in Ethnomusicology from Northern Illinois University, and continues to engage with music by sitting on the boards of two prestigious choral ensembles.

Ana Giron Vives, Research Assistant

Ana Giron Vives photoAna Girón Vives conducts research related to NCLC's work on federal and state consumer protections. At a previous job, she worked on labor abuse issues with Workers Defense Project, a non-profit grassroots organization that helps immigrant and low-income families. Ana graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas, with a B.A. in International Political Economy.