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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.

Board Members

Justin Andreozzi
Danielle Becker
Michael Cimasi
Erin Connare
Sarah Fenster
Tanner Gelatt
Christina Gullo
Nicole Grasso
Krista Grow Heffernan
Carly Hite
Katie Ireland
Bryan Kroetch
Arianna Kwiatowski
Kayla Leonard
Chloe Macdonald
Eric Marriott
Rachel Mathews
Stephen C. Papia
Maria Pendolino
Jessica Peraza
Kate Rogers
Derek Wheeler

Andreozzi Bluestein LLP
Kaleida Health
Cimasi Law
Phillips Lytle LLP
Fenster, Lewis & Good LLC
University at Buffalo School of Nursing
The Kantor Law Firm, PLLC
Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP
Rich Products
WDNY
Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC
Connors, LLP
Barclay Damon LLP
Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Chelus Herdzik Speyer & Monte PC
Bairs Foundation
Bargnesi Britt PLLC
Voice By Maria Inc.
Lippes Mathias LLP
PRESTO Policy Research Solutions, LLC
Andreozzi Bluestein LLP
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