Cherry Blossoms

FAIR Staff

Daniel Stein
Daniel Stein
President
Bob Dane
Bob Dane
Executive Director
RJ
RJ Hauman
Government Relations Manager
Shari
Shari Rendall
State and Local Director
Najat
Najat Haynes
Creative Associate
Hemant
Hemant Sharma
Staff Accountant
Grant
Grant Herson
Content Producer
Bob Smith
Bob Smith
Development Director
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Jacobs
Government Relations Counsel
Caitlin
Caitlin Sullivan
Social Media Associate
Susan
Susan Tully
National Field Director
Robert Law
Robert Law
Government Relations Director
Kenric
Kenric Ward
Senior Researcher
Catalina
Catalina Lehmann
Director of Digital Communications Strategy
Cassie
Cassie Williams
Press Secretary
Billie
Billie McCain
Direct Response Marketing Officer
Ira
Ira Mehlman
Media Director
Raj
Raj Mehta
Senior Accountant
Rebecca
Rebecca Campbell
Development/Special Events Coordinator and Assistant to the President
Joyce
Joyce Mucci
Southern Field Representative
Jonathan
Jonathan Hanen
Northeastern Field Representative
Matt
Matthew O’Brien
Director of Research
Karl
Karl Filippini
Web Manager
Spencer
Spencer Raley
Research Associate/Staff Writer
Jen Harris
Jen Harris
Chief Financial Officer
Dave
Dave Ray
Communications Director
Sharon
Sharon Harris
Receptionist/Office Assistant
Tyler
Tyler Reardon
Content Optimization Specialist
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David Jaroslav
State & Local Legislative Advisor
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Gwen Girlie
Manager of Information Systems
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Robert Najmulski
Law Enforcement Relations Manager
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    Daniel Stein

    President

    Dan Stein is an attorney who has worked for nearly 35 years in the field of immigration law and law reform. He has been in his present position as President since January 2003.

    Prior to leading FAIR, Mr. Stein was the Executive Director of the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a public interest litigation group that has represented a variety of organizations in immigration and administrative law matters.

    Mr. Stein has also been in private law practice in real estate, federal agency litigation, criminal law and tax-exempt corporate law.

    A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Stein's interest in immigration began as a professional staff member of the U. S. House of Representatives' Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, where he studied U.S./Mexico border issues and international crop substitution efforts.

    Mr. Stein has published hundreds of articles on immigration policy, and through the years has appeared on national television thousands of times on just about every significant news program in America, has spoken to major groups across America, and has been asked to testify before Congress on related issues over 50 times.

    Mr. Stein is a graduate of Indiana University and the Catholic University School of Law.

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    Bob Dane

    Executive Director

    Bob has been with FAIR since 2006 serving as the organization's Press Secretary and Communications Director. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security.

    Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration.

    Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

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    RJ Hauman

    Government Relations Manager

    RJ Hauman joined FAIR in 2015, bringing valuable legislative, regulatory, and political experience to the Government Relations department. He is responsible for reviewing and analyzing legislation and regulations, as well as building and maintaining relationships with Capitol Hill staff. During his time on Capitol Hill, RJ gained immigration policy experience as an aide to former Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), who chaired the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. RJ holds a B.A. in Political Science from Clemson University.

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    Shari Rendall

    State and Local Director

    Shari Rendall brings to FAIR over 15 years of experience in government relations and grassroots advocacy. In her former position Shari led the legislation department in coordinating lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and briefing congressional and administration staff on a wide range of issues. She has also been responsible for grassroots communications and helping state associations devise their legislative strategies. She began her time in D.C. working on Capitol Hill in the office of former Sen. Bob Smith (R-New Hampshire) as a Legislative Aide.

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    Najat Haynes

    Creative Associate

    Najat joined FAIR in 2016 and contributes to designing FAIR’s printed materials, data visualizations, and digital imagery. Najat brings with her a passion for all things design and a fresh perspective to FAIR’s creative team. She holds a B.S. in Visual Communication and Digital Media Arts.

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    Hemant Sharma

    Staff Accountant

    Hemant joined FAIR in 2016. He is responsible for assisting the Chief Financial Officer, handling human resource matters, general office administration, accounts payable processing and general ledger reconciliation. Hemant holds a BS in Finance from University of Maryland University College. He brings to FAIR four years of accounting experience.

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    Grant Herson

    Content Producer

    Grant joined FAIR in 2017. He is responsible for producing videos, photographs, graphics, media interviews, podcasts and more. He holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies from Binghamton University. Grant brings his expertise in film and storytelling to FAIR.

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    Bob Smith

    Development Director

    Bob joined FAIR in 2016 as the Development Director. He oversees the fundraising and donor relations efforts for FAIR. Bob has over 25 years of experience in the field of development that has included working for national, international and local non-profit organizations. He has worked for private Christian schools, institutions of higher education and national non-profit organizations that support our U.S. military veterans. Bob joined the FAIR staff after starting and running a successful fundraising consulting business. Bob and his family reside in northern Virginia.

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    Elizabeth Jacobs

    Government Relations Counsel

    Elizabeth joined FAIR in 2012, bringing her legal background and research experience. She is responsible for reviewing and analyzing legislation and regulations, as well as building and maintaining relationships with Capitol Hill staff. Elizabeth also conducts research on a wide variety of legal and immigration-related topics, creates materials to support legislator testimony, and reviews and analyzes legislation and legal opinions. Prior to working in Government Relations, Elizabeth advanced FAIR's State and Local department by assisting state and local legislators draft constitutionally sound legislation and developing strategies to advance such legislation.

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    Caitlin Sullivan

    Social Media Associate

    Caitlin joined FAIR in 2017. She is responsible for driving FAIR’s social media strategy across multiple channels and on the website to meet the organization’s objectives. Caitlin brings her expertise in the field of communications, including her work on Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign in Indiana. Caitlin holds a B.S. degree in Public Relations and Advertising from University of Southern Indiana.

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    Susan Tully

    National Field Director

    Susan joined the FAIR staff in 2002. She is a former business owner, manager for municipal code enforcement, immigration coordinator for the Coalition of Government Officials (southern California), and president of Citizens Committee for Immigration Policy. Susan manages FAIR's extensive and national Field Program. She develops members and activist support and educates the media and public on immigration issues.

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    Robert Law

    Government Relations Director

    Robert joined FAIR in 2013. As Director, he manages the Government Relations team and establishes FAIR’s legislative agenda. He builds and maintains relationships with Capitol Hill staff and assists in drafting true immigration reform legislation. He advises other FAIR departments on legislative and executive branch developments to coordinate messaging to advance FAIR’s goals. Robert brings to FAIR his legal background and government relations experience.

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    Kenric Ward

    Senior Researcher

    Kenric joined FAIR in 2017. An investigative reporter and editor, Kenric has worked at three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers and two online news sites since earning a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. A California native and resident of Texas, Kenric's news reporting and commentaries have won first-place national and state journalism awards. His writing on immigration appears in news outlets across the country, including Fox News, Roll Call, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Immigration Daily, TownHall, Human Events and Houston Chronicle.

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    Catalina Lehmann

    Director of Digital Communications Strategy

    Catalina joined FAIR in 2015, and is responsible for leading the development and execution of a comprehensive, integrated digital outreach and engagement strategy. Catalina has experience working for another nonprofit, a news radio network, two members of Congress, and a think tank. She holds a B.A. degree in International Studies from American University.

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    Cassie Williams

    Press Secretary

    Cassie joined FAIR in 2015. She handles all media inquiries, pitches stories, conducts research, maintains databases, and works as a liaison between FAIR and the press. She brings experience from multiple political committees, Capitol Hill, and both local and national campaigns. Cassie holds B.A. degrees in History, Political Science, and Secondary Education.

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    Billie McCain

    Direct Response Marketing Officer

    Billie joined FAIR in 2015. She uses analytics and innovative industry trends to guide decision-making on the best methods to grow and monetize FAIR’s membership base. Billie holds a B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in Publications Design. She brings to FAIR her marketing and communications experience which she obtained from working in higher education.

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    Ira Mehlman

    Media Director

    Ira joined FAIR in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.

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    Raj Mehta

    Senior Accountant

    Raj joined FAIR in 2012. He has 18 years of accounting experience. Raj is responsible for processing accounts payable, posting revenue, reconciling general ledger accounts and various other accounting duties. Raj also prepares state registrations on an annual basis and assists the Director of Finance and Administration with budget preparation and FAIR's annual audit.

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    Rebecca Campbell

    Development/Special Events Coordinator and Assistant to the President

    Rebecca joined FAIR in 2015. She is the Interim Executive Assistant to the president. She provides administrative support, assists in fundraising activities and is the board liaison. Rebecca holds a BS degree in Human Development from Virginia Tech.

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    Joyce Mucci

    Southern Field Representative

    Joyce, who joined FAIR in 2007, develops member and activist support throughout the United States. Joyce uses her knowledge, experience, and passion about the issue to educate the media and public on immigration issues.

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    Jonathan Hanen

    Northeastern Field Representative

    Jonathan joined FAIR in 2016. He brings prior experience from political consulting on local and congressional races, as well as nonprofit issue advocacy and freelance journalism. He develops grassroots activist support and educates the media and the public on immigration issues.

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    Matthew O’Brien

    Director of Research

    Matthew J. O’Brien joined FAIR in 2016. Matt is responsible for managing FAIR’s research activities. He also writes content for FAIR’s website and publications. Over the past twenty years he has held a wide variety of positions focusing on immigration issues, both in government and in the private sector. Immediately prior to joining FAIR Matt served as the Chief of the National Security Division (NSD) within the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he was responsible for formulating and implementing procedures to protect the legal immigration system from terrorists, foreign intelligence operatives, and other national security threats. He has also held positions as the Chief of the FDNS Policy and Program Development Unit, as the Chief of the FDNS EB-5 Division, as Assistant Chief Counsel with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, as a Senior Advisor to the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, and as a District Adjudications Officer with the legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service. In addition, Matt has extensive experience as a private bar attorney. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.

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    Karl Filippini

    Web Manager

    Karl joined FAIR in 1998. He maintains and evaluates FAIR's website and manages E-Mail traffic. Karl offers a mixture of technical and issue related knowledge. As technology changes Karl helps FAIR remain ahead of the curve.

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    Spencer Raley

    Research Associate/Staff Writer

    Spencer joined FAIR in 2015. He conducts research, and writes content for FAIR’s publications and website. He brings previous experience in state politics, gubernatorial and district campaigns, and D.C. political non-profits. Spencer holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Jen Harris

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jen joined FAIR in 2011. She has 25 years’ experience in non-profit accounting and several years’ experience in government and private accounting. Jen is responsible for strategic day-to-day financial activities; she serves as the senior financial leader who ensures the smooth and efficient operation of FAIR and Affiliates at the business and administrative level. Major responsibilities include: Financial reporting and control; business administration; accuracy and security of FAIR’s business and administrative records; governmental reporting; development of accounting, administrative, and personnel policies and managing the Information Technology of FAIR and affiliates.

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    Dave Ray

    Communications Director

    Dave rejoined FAIR in 2016 and brings more than thirty years of proactive communications experience working with non-profits, trade associations and the private sector. Dave has written and placed op-eds in more than 100 publications for national and state leaders in fields ranging from immigration to agriculture policy, food and energy. Ray has served as a chief spokesman for several national organizations and has extensive radio and television experience as well.

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    Sharon Harris

    Receptionist/Office Assistant

    Sharon joined FAIR in 2017. She is responsible for the reception area and general office duties. Sharon is the "first face" of FAIR. She greets visitors, distributes mail, answers telephones and monitors building security

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    Tyler Reardon

    Content Optimization Specialist

    Tyler joined FAIR in 2017. He is responsible for driving website traffic through content optimization. He has a strong background in SEO, having worked for multiple eCommerce websites, and uses his expertise to bring FAIR's objectives to a larger audience online.

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    David Jaroslav

    State & Local Legislative Advisor

    Dave joined FAIR in 2017 after more than ten years as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida. His prosecutorial experience covered trial litigation at the misdemeanor and felony levels, drug court and mental health court, and two years as an intake attorney in the juvenile division working closely with law enforcement. Before this, he was a legislative analyst/staff attorney with the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives, where he assisted state legislators in ensuring the effectiveness and constitutionality of legislation on a wide variety of subject matter. In both capacities, he often dealt with the interaction of state law and immigration. Dave holds BAs in History and International Relations from American University and a JD from Tulane University Law School.

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    Gwen Girlie

    Manager of Information Systems

    Gwen joined FAIR in 1992. She serves as primary administrator of the technical network. As technology changes and grows, Gwen maintains all data and voice networks while updating applications and hardware when necessary. Gwen's knowledge allows FAIR employees to have access to the tools needed in today's computer age.

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    Robert Najmulski

    Law Enforcement Relations Manager

    Robert joined FAIR February 2009 with 28 years of law enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff in Orange and Los Angeles Counties in California and Allen County, Ohio. He created and ran the Criminal Alien Task Force (2006) in Allen County and worked solely on criminal alien issues for 18 counties in northwest Ohio. Robert has conducted extensive public awareness and local government meetings regarding illegal immigration and has provided extensive in-service training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers.