Wanda Martinez-Johncox, EWF Outreach Associate

Wanda Martinez-Johncox is the President of Re-lief Corporation, a non-profit, humanitarian organization. She was employed at the Canandaigua Veteran Affair Medical Center (VA) for almost 11 years, and is an advocate for veterans and LGBTQ* Veterans. She is a member of the leadership committee for Rochester Red Cross for the Armed Forces and also volunteers teaching chess to veterans at the Veterans Outreach Center.

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Reed Dunlea, Communications Coordinator

Reed Dunlea is a journalist and activist who grew up outside of Troy, NY and lives in Brooklyn. He most recently worked for three years as a video journalist at Rolling Stone, where he produced videos, photography, writing and podcasts about immigration, climate change, politics and music. He has also worked at Circa News, Vice, WNYC, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, and the New York Public Interest Research Group. In 2018, Dunlea was nominated for a Webby Award in the Public Service & Activism category and was a Webby Award honoree in the music category.

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Rachael Kraft, Administrative Assistant

Rachael Kraft, who formerly interned with RMM, graduated in the spring of 2021 from Vassar College with a degree in Environmental and Hispanic Studies. She currently lives in and works from Brooklyn, New York, and pursues gardening along with her work with RMM. Rachael is passionate about regenerative agriculture, immigrant and environmental justice for all, and indigenous land-back campaigns.

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Sarah Rescigno, Administrative Assistant

Sarah Rescigno got her introduction to RMM as the summer Special Events intern, and is now returning to the staff as an Administrative Assistant. Currently enrolled in her last semester, she is set to graduate from SUNY New Paltz where she majors in English - concentrating in Creative Writing and minors in Journalism and Communications. Having been an avid soccer player growing up and through college, Sarah thrives in a collaborative team environment and is ecstatic to be rejoining the RMM team and continuing her support of the RMM Mission.

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Yadira Vazquez, EWF Outreach Associate

Yadira Vazquez joined RMM first as a volunteer and then as a member of RMM’s worker steering committee – CASA, on Long Island. Yadira is a leader, activist and lobbyist and Board Secretary of Mujeres sin Fronteras, an initiative of Sepa Mujer and Centro Corazon de Maria. Her experience as a survivor of domestic violence has propelled her to advocate on behalf of Latina Immigrant Rights, Gender Pay Equity, Immigration Reform and Language Access.

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Ziheem Edmonds, EWF Outreach Associate

Ziheem Edmonds is a 25-year veteran of working with the Rural & Migrant Ministry Overnight Leadership Camp. His background is in music and arts, and he holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Herkimer College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Leadership from SUNY, Canton. He has deep roots in the Hudson Valley, and hopes to use his experiences and education to build his community. His goal is bringing about positive change for youth and their families, by introducing them to artistic and musical pathways to success.

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María del Mar Piedrabuena, Long Island Associate Coordinator

María del Mar Piedrabuena is an award-winning multimedia journalist, editor and publisher. She is the founder and publisher of Tu Prensa Local, a local Spanish news site on the East End of Long Island. She is also a reporter for RiverheadLOCAL and a contributor of Voices of New York. She has worked at leading news outlets including RiverheadLOCAL en Español, News12, Long Island Wins and Fortune Magazine.

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Frangelin Pozo, Hudson River Regional Coordinator

Frangelin Pozo has been organizing in various sectors for over 10 years including but not limited to: immigrant rights, criminal justice, student rights, labor and economic justice. She is a vibrant, passionate and dedicated transformative strategist and coalition builder in multiracial, multigenerational and faith communities. During her work at the Nail Salon Worker School, Faith in New York and the Poor People’s Campaign, Frangelin has gained experience in movement building, deportation defense, faith-based community organizing, labor organizing and consensus-based coalition building.

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Curlene Coulter-Crawford, Finance Coordinator

Curlene Coulter-Crawford brings over 15 years of experience with non-profit and corporate industries to RMM. Curlene has spent much of her time teaching, advocating for others – especially children and giving back to the community utilizing her skills in accounting. She has served on the New York City Policy Council for NYC Public Schools as Treasurer, and has worked with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Program as a graduate of Saints Philip and James School and Parish. She is currently a member of the Valley Central Middle School PTA serving as Board Treasurer. Curlene has an M.S.

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Lionel Charles, Long Island Youth Empowerment Coordinator

Lionel Charles is a graduate of Stony Brook University College with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Mr. Charles spent most of his professional career empowering young adults to create a path to their own success by discussing their personal goals, skills, and motivation to achieve success. As the son of immigrants, Lionel has always heard the calling to assist those who are in need. He spent over 13 years in the non-profit sector empowering youth. Mr. Charles began his professional career as a Direct Care Worker, before becoming a Home Base Crisis Intervention (HBCI) Counselor.

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