Justin Wood

Justin Wood

As NYLPI’s Director of Organizing and Strategic Research, Justin develops and executes advocacy and legislative campaigns in partnership with grassroots community partners. He is also a Taconic Fellow in NYLPI’s Environmental Justice program, and has been a leader of...
Eman Rimawi

Eman Rimawi

Eman Rimawi is a Black, Native American and Palestinian woman who lives in NYC. She began writing poetry and prose early in life. Her natural creativity steered her towards becoming a spoken-word artist, educator, and youth organizer for dozens of non-profit...
Roberta Mueller

Roberta Mueller

Roberta Mueller is the Senior Supervising Counsel at NYLPI. Roberta has worked at NYLPI since 1999. Her areas of practice include rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, Medicaid and Medicare, special education, and the rights of nursing home residents....
Suhali Mendez

Suhali Mendez

Suhali Mendez is an Advocate in the Disability Justice Program at NYLPI, where she advocates on behalf of parents whose children are in need of special education services. Suhali assists parents in securing services and navigating the Department of Education to ensure...
Irene Mendez

Irene Mendez

Irene Mendez is a Staff Attorney at NYLPI, where she works in the Disability Justice Program. Irene is a bilingual native New Yorker with a strong personal commitment to disability justice. Irene received her B.A. in English from Barnard College, Columbia University...

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