FAIR Staff




Daniel Stein | President

Dan Stein

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 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.


Bob Dane | Executive Director

Bob Dane

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.


 

Rebecca Campbell | Receptionist/Office Assistant
Rebecca joined FAIR in 2015. She is responsible for the reception area and general office duties. Rebecca is the "first face" of FAIR. She greets visitors, distributes mail, answers telephones and monitors building security. Rebecca holds a B.S. degree in Human Development.


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.


Crystal Freeman | Director of Web and Creative Design
Crystal joined our staff in 2002. She is responsible for design, layout, and typesetting of most FAIR materials, including the Immigration Report newsletter, handouts, brochures, studies, and publications. Crystal offers a creative touch and sense of style to all FAIR projects.


Lauren Fulton | State & Local Associate
Lauren Fulton Lauren joined FAIR in 2013. She is responsible for representing FAIR's legislative and administrative interests before state legislatures, administrative and executive bodies, activists, advocacy groups, and the media. She also monitors legislative committees; drafts reports, fact sheets and testimony; obtains legislative and political information and generally assists the advocacy work of FAIR's State and Local department. She comes to FAIR with a BA in Social Sciences with concentrations in Political Science and History. She is also working towards a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Management.


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.


Jen Harris | Chief Financial Officer
Jen Harris 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.


RJ Hauman | Government Relations Manager
RJ Hauman 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.



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.


Elizabeth Jacobs | State and Local Associate
Elizabeth joined FAIR in 2012. Elizabeth is responsible for advancing FAIR's state and local legislative priorities by assisting state and local legislators draft constitutionally sound legislation and developing strategies to advance such legislation. She also conducts research on a wide variety of legal and immigration-related topics, creates materials to support state and local activists and legislator testimony, and reviews and analyzes legislation and legal opinions. She brings to FAIR her legal background and research experience.


Robert Law | Government Relations Director
Robert Law 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.




Catalina Lehmann | Online Engagement Associate
Catalina Lehmann Catalina joined FAIR in 2015, and is responsible for growing and cultivating FAIR’s online support base through advertising. She also engages supporters, activists, and potential donors online through interactive general public awareness, advocacy campaigns, and giving campaigns. 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.



Jack Martin | Spokesperson
Jack, who joined FAIR in 1995, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).


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.


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.


Raj Mehta | Senior Accountant
Raj Mehta 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.





Joyce Mucci | Regional 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.


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 maintains peace officer status in the state of Ohio.


Matthew J. O’Brien | Director of Research
Matt OBrien 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.


Spencer Raley | Research Associate/Staff Writer
Spencer Raley 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.





Dave Ray | Communications Director
Dave Ray 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.




Sarah Rehberg  | State and Local Director
Sarah Rehberg Sarah rejoined FAIR in 2015. She is responsible for managing FAIR's State and Local Department, including developing and executing the organization's strategy for pursuing true immigration reform at the state and local level. Her role includes analyzing and drafting legislation, reviewing legal opinions, and advising state and local lawmakers on sound immigration policy. Sarah brings to FAIR her previous immigration experience as the organization's head of government relations where she managed policy at the federal level, as well as her experience as a Capitol Hill staffer for a member of the House Homeland Security Committee. She received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, where she focused in Public Law and Policy, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Political Science.


Shari Rendall | Senior Government Relations Manager
Shari Rendall 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.



Hemant Sharma | Staff Accountant
Hemant Sharma 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.





Lauren Smigelski | Development and Special Events Coordinator, Assistant to the President
Lauren Smigelski Lauren joined FAIR in 2013. She is responsible for planning FAIR special events; development and membership support; and major donor support. She is also responsible for the administrative tasks for FAIR's President, Dan Stein. Additionally, she acts as the liaison to our Board of Directors and National Advisory Board. She comes to FAIR with a BA in Political Science from Wittenberg University.




Bob Smith | Development Director
Bob Smith 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.



Susan Tully | National Field Director
Susan Tully 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.




Cassie Williams | Press Secretary
Cassie Williams 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.