PAULA FITZGERALD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Back to Leadership PAULA FITZGERALD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   202-243-7318 [email protected] Paula Fitzgerald, Esq. is the executive director of Ayuda. As executive director, she leads Ayuda’s efforts to increase the availability of direct legal, social, and...

MEGAN TURNGREN, LEGAL DIRECTOR

Back to Leadership MEGAN TURNGREN LEGAL DIRECTOR   202-349-0656 [email protected] Megan brings nearly two decades of direct legal services experience and significant leadership, project management, and organizational skills. Megan worked with Catholic...

ANA CRISTINA PLAZA, SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Back to Leadership ANA CRISTINA PLAZA SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR   202-552-3602  [email protected] Ana Plaza is the Director of Social Services at Ayuda. She is a passionate advocate for social justice issues and supporting the immigrant community. In her role,...

ROSE SPERO, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Back to Leadership ROSE SPERO OPERATIONS DIRECTOR   202-552-3610 [email protected] Rose is the Director of Operations at Ayuda, where she oversees internal operations. Her work at Ayuda includes human resources, administration, and oversight over all internal...

DAVID STEIB, LANGUAGE ACCESS DIRECTOR

Back to Leadership DAVID STEIB LANGUAGE ACCESS DIRECTOR   202-243-7317 [email protected] David Steib is the Language Access Director at Ayuda. The Language Access Program trains interpreters, educates service providers, advocates for enforcement and amendment...
Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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