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Rising Champions for Justice

**Now accepting applications for the 2021-2023 RCJ Board – Please email your resume to VLP Deputy Director, Gretchen Gonzalez to apply**

Rising Champions for Justice (RCJ) is a group of young professionals dedicated to furthering the VLP’s mission to provide free legal services to low income people while gaining valuable board experience and professional development.  Members support VLP through organizing events, fundraisers, networking and professional development opportunities, and through volunteerism.  In its first year, VLP welcomed 21 new members to the Rising Champions for Justice from a variety of firms and backgrounds.Rising Champions for Justice

Board Members

Justin AndreozziAndreozzi Bluestein LLP
Marina Barci Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. 
Danielle Becker Kaleida Health 
Michael Cimasi Cimasi Law 
Jennifer Schamberger Hodgson Russ 
Erin Connare Phillips Lytle LLP 
Sarah Fenster Fenster, Lewis & Good LLC 
Christina Gullo The Kantor Law Firm, PLLC
Nicole Grasso Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP
Krista Grow Heffernan Rich Products 
Carly Hite WDNY 
Katie Ireland Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC 
Aalok Karambelkar Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP 
Arianna Kwiatowski Barclay Damon LLP 
Chloe Macdonald Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 
Eric Marriott Chelus Herdzik Speyer & Monte PC 
Rachel Mathews Bairs Foundation 
Brett Miller Goldberg Segalla 
Caitlin O’Neil Connors, LLP 
Stephen C. Papia Bargnesi Britt PLLC 
Maria Pendolino Professional Voice Actor
Jessica Smith ECMC 
Larry Waters Neighborhood Legal Services 
Derek Wheeler Andreozzi Bluestein LLP 
Henry Zomerfeld Hodgson Russ 
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