Meet Our Team

Adnan Khan
Adnan KhanExecutive Director & Co-Founder

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LaNaisha Edwards
LaNaisha EdwardsProgram Director

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Alex Mallick
Alex MallickPolicy & Communications Director + Co-Founder

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Philip Melendez
Philip MelendezDirector of Organizing

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Rebecca Weiker
Rebecca WeikerProgram Manager

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Sutina Green
Sutina GreenCommunications Manager

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Antoine 'Aziz' Brown
Antoine 'Aziz' BrownOffice Associate

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Board of Directors

Amy Rao is the CEO of Integrated Archive systems a company she founded in 1994. Originally from Indiana, Amy moved to the Bay area in 1985 and currently resides in Palo Alto with her husband and five children.

She has a long history of involvement in both local and national democratic politics and she actively advocates for stronger human rights and environmental policy. Amy’s greatest passion is for the defending and protecting of human rights both domestically and internationally and currently serves on the International board of Human Rights Watch as well as on the Vday board with Eve Ensler.

Amy serves as President of the board of the 11th Hour Project and also serves on the board of the Schmidt Family Foundation.

Jacque Wilson has been a Deputy Public Defender in the San Francisco County Public Defender’s Office since 2003. Jacque earned his Juris Doctorate from the Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 2001. Jacque has been honored for his pro bono work on racial and educational justice in Modesto’s public schools and was honored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area alongside his twin brother, Jacq Wilson, a private attorney in San Francisco.

The Wilsons’ nonprofit organization, Advocates for Justice (AFJ), received the Living the Dream Award during LCCR’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner. The brothers formed the AFJ mentor program to substantially reduce suspensions and expulsions in Modesto City Schools, to eliminate disparities in education, and to put to end the school-to-prison pipeline in their hometown community.

Jacque also runs the San Francisco Public Defender’s Court Watch program, which allows youth to watch court proceedings and discuss issues in the criminal justice system with public defenders. Jacque’s testimony and advocacy, alongside his father Mack, was instrumental in the campaign to pass SB1437 into law.

Earlonne Woods, Co-Producer, Co-Host Ear Hustle

Earlonne Woods was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. In 1997, he was sentenced to 31-years-to-life for attempted second degree robbery. While incarcerated, he received his GED, attended Coastline Community College and completed many vocational trade programs. In November 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown commuted Earlonne’s sentence after 21 years of incarceration. Upon his release, Earlonne was hired by PRX as a full-time producer for Ear Hustle, and will continue to work with Nigel, contributing stories about re-entry.

While incarcerated, Earlonne became a member of the San Quentin Chapter of the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists. He has a love for art and storytelling.

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