Heather Hamel -- Founder and Executive Director of Justice That Works.
Heather is an activist and attorney committed to racial justice and ending mass incarceration. In 2013, Heather graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as the Supervising Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. After school, she clerked for Chief Judge Johnsen of the Arizona Court of Appeals and practiced law at Perkins Coie, LLP, focusing on civil rights and immigration law. She is also a blog-contributor to the Huffington Post’s law and politics pages.
Ayensa Millan -- Board Member
Ayensa is a respected attorney who handles criminal and immigration matters in Arizona. Ayensa's experience as both a defense attorney and an immigrant have made her committed to fundamentally changing our criminal justice system.
Ayensa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and is the former Chair of the Immigration Section of the Arizona State Bar. She is also hosts two radio shows where she gives legal advice and information on criminal and immigration matters. In 2014, she was one of the recipients of the “40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40” award for her work and commitment to the community.
Viridiana Hernandez -- Board Member
Viridiana is an immigrants' rights activist and the Policy Director of the Center for Neighborhood Leadership. In that position, she successfully led a 75-organization coalition in the fight for municipal IDs in Phoenix. She has also fought tirelessly for the Dream Act and DACA/DAPA. Recently, she received the Stylos' "Activist of the Year" award and was appointed by Mayor Greg Stanton to the Phoenix Women's Commission to advocate for women's rights in the City of Phoenix.