Our Team

NCVLI’s staff has more than 100 years combined experience serving survivors of crime. Our staff of compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers, advocates, program managers, and operations experts are led by an equally amazing Board of Directors that hails from across the country and an Advisory Council of complementary experts. Get to know us.

Our Staff

Click on a staff member to learn more about them and their position with NCVLI.

Amy C. Liu, JD

Senior Appellate Attorney

Danielle Cormier, MLS

Communications Coordinator

Desiree Staeffler, JD

Senior Victim Law Fellow

Julie K. Hester, MBA

Director of Administration and Operations

Julieanna Elegant, JD, MA

Director of Strategic Outreach and Partnerships

Meg Garvin, MA, JD, Mst

Executive Director

Rebecca S.T. Khalil, JD

Director of Victim Assistance and Training

Sarah LeClair, JD

Legal Publications Director

Steven Baker

Legal Project Coordinator

Susanne Falenczykowski

Project Coordinator

Susie Cowen, JD

Legal Team

Terry L. Campos, JD

Legal Team



Employee Relations Specialist


Junior Employee Relations Specialist

Our Board of Directors

Laura Abbott

Member; Health Educator/Injury Prevention Trainer

Dr. David Black

Member; Governance Committee

Dr. Nicole Clavo


Kathleen Cady

Member; Fundraising & Education Committee

Ryan Guilds

Member; Fundraising & Education Committee

Adrian Perry


Sean J. Riddell

President of the Board; Executive Committee and Finance Committee

Lisa Zauner

Treasurer of the Board; Executive Committee, Governance Committee and Chair of Finance Committee

Our Advisory Council

In 2013 NCVLI’s Board of Directors formally created a Victims’ Rights Advisory Council. The function of the Council is to advise and make non-binding recommendations to NCVLI in order to strengthen the impact of NCVLI’s work to protect, advance, and enforce victims’ rights, to raise awareness about victims’ rights, and to call the larger community to action. The creation of the Advisory Council was inspired by invaluable contributions of long-time Advisory Board Member Diane Humetewa, who demonstrated by example how community members can make tremendous contributions to the work of NCVLI without being full Board members.

Valenda Applegarth, JD

Jennifer A. Brobst, JD, LL.M.

Shelbi Day, JD

Helene R. Davis

Anne P. DePrince, PhD

Andrea Doyle Hugmeyer, MA

Kimberly Griffith, JD

Gen. Richard Harding, JD

Claire Harwell, JD

Joan Meier, JD

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, JD

Katrina Rodriguez

Cari Simon, JD

Cynthia Stinson

Randall Udelman, JD

Nicole Wilkes, M.P.H.

Administrative Assistant

NCVLI seeks a curious, compassionate, process-minded, and detail-oriented collaborator for the Administrative Assistant position. Under the direction of NCVLI’s Director of Administration & Operations, the Administrative Assistant will be primarily responsible for managing office processes that keep NCVLI running smoothly. This position will work closely with the Executive Director to support the Board of Directors and development efforts, and will assist all staff to ensure compliance with reporting requirements, timely and thorough implementation of project activities, and collection/maintenance of meaningful data. The position requires a passion for detail – detail in communication, data collection and data maintenance – and an appreciation for how accurate data is critical to community building, mission storytelling, and decision making. To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will have a keen attention to detail, be stellar at keeping themselves and others organized, have responsive follow-through, communicate effectively and efficiently in writing and orally, value building relationships in order to work as a team to advance mission, and live with curiosity and a commitment to ongoing learning. This position includes internal and external functions and duties.