AILA Ambassador Program

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AILA Ambassador Program

To enhance communication between the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapters and the American Immigration Council, the Council created the Ambassador Program. Made up of AILA members from each Chapter, these Ambassadors help the Immigration Council share information, promote its events, distribute their research, and take the lead on community relation projects, among other tasks.

  • For more information on the Ambassador Program, contact Claudia Ornelas at cornelas (at) immcouncil.org.
  • Learn more about the the annual Ambassador of the Year Award.

Alabama

Zainab Alwan

zalwan (at) georgiaasylum.org

Arizona

Fae Sowders

fsowders (at) sowderslaw.com

Canada

Eric Fleischmann

Ellen Kief

ericf (at) lkwvisa.com

ekief (at) kieflaw.com

Carolinas

Jorgelina Araneda

info (at) aranedalaw.com

Central Florida

Michael Mendez    

Courtney Rineer 

mmendez (at) colombohurd.com

crineer (at) gmail.com

Chicago

Ana Valenzuela

Kendra Scheuerlein

avalenzuela (at) heartlandalliance.org

kscheuerlein (at) hsplegal.org

Colorado

Alyssa Reed 

alyssa (at) reedimmigration.com

Connecticut

vacant

vacant

Hawaii

Maile Hirota

maile.hirota (at) gmail.com

Indiana

Lacy Panyard

lacy.panyard (at) gmail.com

Iowa/Nebraska

Ross Pesek

Ross (at) peseklaw.com

Latin America and Caribbean

Elina Santana

elina (at) srlawpa.com

Michigan

Cynthia Nuñez

nunezcynthia (at) sbcglobal.net 

Mid-South

Ari Sauer

asauer (at) visalaw.com

Minnesota/Dakotas

vacant

vacant

Missouri/Kansas

Kenneth Schmitt

kschmitt (at) us-legalsolutions.com

Nevada

vacant

vacant

New England

Leslie DiTrani

leslie (at) DitraniLaw.co

New Jersey

Alan J. Pollack

apollack (at) njimmigration.net

New York

L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens

Neena Dutta

batya (at) seimmigration.com

info (at) duttalawfirm.com

Northern California

David Palmer

david (at) jspvisa.com

Ohio

Karen D. Bradley

karen (at) karenlaw.com

Oregon

Jennifer M. Rotman
John J. Dooney, III

jrotman (at) ilgrp.com
john (at) visaoregon.com

Philadelphia

Katelyn M. Hufe

katelyn (at) gthpc.com

Pittsburgh

vacant

vacant

Rome District

vacant

vacant

San Diego

Diana Vellos Coker

diana (at) larrabee.com

Santa Clara

vacant

vacant

Southern California

John Manley

jmanleylaw (at) gmail.com

Southern Florida

Juliana Lamardo

jlamardo (at) lamardolaw.com

Texas

Rick Gump

rick (at) rickgump.com

Upstate New York

vacant

vacant

Utah

vacant

vacant

Washington State

Elisa Ford

elisa (at) efordlaw.com

Washington, D.C.

Brenda Oliver

Sonal Verma

boliver (at) Fragomen.com

sverma (at) nankin.com

Wisconsin

Jennifer Nissen

jnissen (at) hmrvisa.com

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