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Our Board

Immigration Equality’s talented and dedicated board includes partners in binational relationships, civil rights activists, and attorneys who understand first-hand the problems in our immigration system for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants and their families.

  • Jo Chen, Esq.

    Jo joined Bain Capital in 2011 as Assistant General Counsel to the Capital Markets Businesses. He was previously an attorney at D.E. Shaw & Co., LP and a Director of … Read more

  • N. Paul Coyle

    N. Paul Coyle is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Finance and Transactions group. Mr. Coyle’s banking and finance practice is concentrated in commercial finance, representing commercial finance companies, banks and … Read more

  • Randy Feuerstein, Esq.

    Treasurer and Chair of Finance & Audit

    Randy is the chief legal officer for CIT Group’s Transportation Finance segment. Before joining CIT in 1998, Randy served as counsel for IBM Credit Corporation, where her practice included equipment … Read more

  • Raymond Fisher, Esq.

    Board Chair

    Ray is a securities lawyer and a partner with Ashurst LLP in London. Prior to his current position with Ashurst, he was a partner with Linklaters LLP in Frankfurt and … Read more

  • Prerna Lal

    Prerna graduated from the George Washington University Law School in the spring of 2013. She was born in the Fiji Islands, came to the U.S. with her parents when she … Read more

  • Joseph Landau, Esq.

    Joe is a lawyer and Associate Professor at Fordham Law School, where he focuses on civil procedure, administrative law, and immigration. Prior to Fordham, he was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia … Read more

  • Navin Manglani

    Action Fund Board Member

    Navin obtained his BA from Yale in Economics, and then completed his MBA at Columbia Business School in 2002. After business school, he served as Managing Director at IE Industries, … Read more

  • David Mooney

    Action Fund Board Member

    David manages hedge funds with a specialty in commodities markets. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer at NewFinance and prior to this he was Managing Director at Merrill Lynch, … Read more

  • Ranesh Ramanathan, Esq.

    Ranesh is Associate General Counsel to Bain Capital, a Boston based multi-asset alternative manager, where he acts as lead counsel to the firm’s trading businesses and Asia private equity business. Prior … Read more

  • Andrew Sullivan

    Action Fund Board Member

    Andrew Sullivan is a writer, blogger, political commentator and columnist whose site The Daily Dish, at the Atlantic Magazine, is one of the most widely read blogs on the web. … Read more

  • Heidi Schmid, Esq.

    Board Secretary

    Heidi is an attorney at Moody’s Investors Service in New York. She holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was the editor-in-chief of the … Read more

  • Mariya Treisman

    Board Vice-Chair

    Mariya is an attorney in New York City. Most recently, she served as General Counsel in the Office of the New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator. Prior to that, Mariya … Read more

  • Susan J. Zachman, Esq.

    Sue is a corporate attorney and entrepreneur, currently working on her next entrepreneurial venture. Sue was formerly a corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s New York office where she … Read more