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Meet the Staff and Board of ALIGN NY.

Staff Members

Maritza Silva-Farrell

Maritza Silva-Farrell is the Executive Director of ALIGN. For the past seven years she has served as the Deputy Director and Campaign Director,  as well as the coordinator of Real Affordability for All, the largest affordable housing coalition in the City.…

Daisy Chung

Daisy Chung is the Campaign Director at ALIGN. She focuses on campaigns to win bold policies at the intersections of climate change, economic justice, and equity.…

Brigid Flaherty

Brigid Flaherty is the Organizing Director of ALIGN.  She also manages the citywide Transform Don’t Trash campaign. She comes to ALIGN from Pushback Network, of which she was the Executive Director.…

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson is the Director of Development for ALIGN. He is a long-time strategist, organizational development facilitator, organizer, fundraiser and overall change agent seeking solutions to the issues of racial, economic and environmental justice.…

Josh Kellermann

Josh Kellermann is the Senior Policy and Research Analyst of ALIGN. Since joining ALIGN in 2010, Josh has drafted several policies and reports that have had an impact on shifting city policy, and winning grassroots campaigns.…

Jessica Quiason

Jessica Quiason is the Strategic Researcher of ALIGN. As a researcher on the Transform Don’t Trash campaign, she has coordinated research efforts across a coalition of labor and community groups and has been lead author on a number of reports lifting up safety issues in the waste industry, the economic benefits of increasing recycling, and community health risks associated with pollution caused by commercial trucks.…

Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez is the Development Manager of ALIGN. Luis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he spent many years actively involved in Student Government and working with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) on providing support services for students of color.…

Board of Directors

Onleilove Alston

  • Executive Director
  • Faith in New York
Onleilove Alston, M.Div., MSW was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. Currently, she is the Executive Director at Faith in New York, an affiliate of the PICO National Network where she works with a multi-faith and multiracial coalition of over 70 congregations throughout New York City on issues related to economic and racial justice.…

Stuart Appelbaum

  • President
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Stuart Appelbaum has served as the President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union since 1998. He is also an International Vice President and member of the Executive Board of the 1.4 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.…


Deborah Axt

  • Co-Executive Director
  • Make The Road New York
Deborah Axt is Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York, the largest immigrant base-building organization in New York State. Deborah leads Make the Road’s new worker organizing and low-wage worker policy work, as well as the organization’s legal, services, finance and development operations.…

Eddie Bautista

Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the NYC- Environmental Justice Alliance, is an award-winning community organizer and urban planner. In February 2010, Eddie resigned as Director of the Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs to take the reins at NYC-EJA.…

Lenore Friedlaender

Lenore Friedlaender, Assistant to the President of 32BJ, is in charge of strategic partnerships.  She oversees efforts to build strong and meaningful alliances with community, labor and advocacy partners locally, regionally and internationally on a number of issues.   …

Bob Master

Bob Master is the Director of Legislative/Political and Mobilization Activities for District One of the Communications Workers of America, which represents 160,000 workers in New York, New Jersey and New England.…


Anthony Thomas

Anthony Thomas currently serves as the Political & Legislative Director for the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO which serves 1.3 million union members from 300 different union affiliates.…

Dorian Warren

Dorian T. Warren is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.…