Junior Board

Meet AFJ's Junior Board

The Junior Board of Avenues for Justice is dedicated to supporting the organization's mission to keep kids out of prison. The purpose of the group is to raise funds to support the services provided by Avenues for Justice, to increase awareness of Avenues for Justice in its members' social and business networks, and to create an exciting environment where young professionals can deepen their understanding of community issues, gain governance experience and socialize. 

Member Opportunities 

  • Meet thoughtful, engaged young professionals with an interest in social impact 
  • Organize major fundraising events and invite your friends 
  • Attend educational and social quarterly junior board meetings 
  • Recruit passionate new junior board members 
  • Participate in volunteer activities (field trips, tutoring, court visits) to gain exposure to the inspiring work of Avenues for Justice 
  • Attend and support the AFJ annual Gala 

We are always happy to speak with interested people who can bring something new to our membership body. Please contact Wes Muench at wmuench@avenuesforjustice.org if you want to learn more. 


  • Co-Chair, Max Dietz Associate, PDT Partners
  • Co-Chair, Roberto Cepeda Associate, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P
  • Khrystina Bradley, Supreme Court Part Specialist, New York County District Attorney’s Office
  • Bianca Di Mauro PREP Associate, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Alex Ehat, Officer, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's
  • Nancy Eveleigh, Project Manager, PDT Partners
  • Richard Franciosa, Consultant, Charles River Associates
  • Ben Goldman, Sales Manager, New Business Strategy, Google
  • Thomas Greghston, Associate Dean of Students, St. Paul's School
  • Mikaela Harris, Staff Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Annie Herman, Talent Manager - Global MBA Program, Anheuser-Busch, InBev
  • Laura Holmes, Physician Assistant, NewYork Presbyterian-Queens
  • Avanti Joshi,InfraSec Engineer, Truss
  • Robert Lambeth, Senior Consultant, ReD Associates
  • Jeanney Liu, Advisory, Gartner L2 
  • Olivia Maccioni, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)
  • Maggie O’connor, Research Coordinator, Aptigon Capital
  • Nia Oates, Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Emma Penny, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Jamaal Scott, Strategic Sales, Maven Clinic
    • Kimia Shahidi, Paralegal Intern at The Federal Defenders of New York
    • Nina Smilow, MFA, Sarah Lawrence College
    • Joe Sostek, Associate, Financial Institutions Group, Lloyds Bank
    • Anna-Lisa Vanzo, Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    • David Wang
    • Atty Whatley, Clerical, Department of Social and Health Services
    • Alexandra Williams, PA Student
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