Our Team

Our work toward a more equitable Memphis includes a commitment to justice within our own walls. We value a diverse, inclusive leadership team and a staff of talented professionals from all walks of life. All full time employees are paid a living wage of $15 an hour or more.


Diana M. Comes

Executive Director
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Gortria C. Banks

Associate Executive Director
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Spencer Beckman

Director of Development and Communications
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Emily Stotts

Director, IJP
Kerry Krauch

Kerry Avens Krauch

Lead Civil Staff Attorney, IJP

Karen Henson

Staff Attorney, Elder Law Program

Tina Lum Perrusquia

Staff Attorney, Pro Se Parents' Clinic

Luis Adolfo Bermudez

DOJ Accredited Representative, IJP
Yina Garcia

Yina Garcia

Paralegal, Immigrant Justice Program
Amber Butts

Amber Butts

Paralegal for Elder Law Program
Chelsea Alkhatib

Chelsea Alkhatib

Staff Attorney
Magaly Cruz

Magaly Cruz

Immigration Legal Assistant
Joanna Waddell

Joanna Waddell

Staff Attorney Fellow, IJP
Colton Bane

Colton Bane

Staff Attorney, IJP
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Angela Valdez

Program Coordinator