Ai-jen Poo, NDWA Executive Director

Ai-jen Poo

Executive Director

Ai-jen has been organizing immigrant women workers for over two decades, forging pathways to sustainable quality jobs for the caregiving workforce and working to ensure access to affordable care for the nation’s aging populations. Learn more about Ai-jen Poo.

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Alicia Garza

Senior Advisor on Strategy

Alicia is the co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, senior advisor on strategy at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and principal at the Black Futures Lab.

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Allison Julien

Allison Julien

Dorothy Bolden Fellow / New York Chapter We Dream in Black Co-Director

Allison Julien is a third generation domestic worker who migrated from Barbados and worked as a nanny in New York City for 25 years.

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Barbara Young

Barbara Young

National Organizer

Barbara has been a domestic worker for the past 17 years, and is well acquainted with the exploitation domestic workers face.

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GIlda Blanco

Gilda Blanco

Dorothy Bolden Fellow / Domestic Worker Organizer

Gilda Blanco is a Seattle-based organizer working to develop the leadership of Black domestic workers through the innovative “women’s circle” model.

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Jess Morales Rocketto

Civic Engagement Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Jess Morales Rocketto is the Director of Civic Engagement for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Executive Director of Care in Action, where she spearheads political advocacy campaigns for the 2.5 million domestic workers in this country.

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June Barrett

June Barrett

Dorothy Bolden Fellow / We Dream in Black & Miami Workers Center Leader

June Barrett is a long-time home care worker, a queer Jamaican immigrant and a leader at the Miami Workers Center and in NDWA’s We Dream in Black Project.

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Maria Reyes

National Organizer

Maria is a committed worker-leader within the National Domestic Workers Alliance who has mobilized countless domestic workers.

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Palak Shaw

Palak Shah

Social Innovations Director

Palak Shah is the Social Innovations Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Founding Director of NDWA Labs, the innovation arm of the domestic worker movement.

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Shechel Williams

Shechel Williams

Dorothy Bolden Fellow / We Dream in Black Organizer

Shechel Williams is a family caregiver and skilled organizer with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and its We Dream in Black program.

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