Staff Attorney

Sara LynchStaff Attorney Sara Lynch is an attorney in the SSI Unit at Community Legal Services.  She represents children and adults with disabilities to access and maintain Social Security income support.  Through outreach, training, and assistance, Sara and paralegal Silvana Marr-Madariaga collaborate with community groups citywide to ensure that people facing barriers to SSI get…

Staff Attorney

Rhiannon DiClemente is a Staff Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services.  Rhiannon represents clients facing a variety of employment issues, from wage theft to workplace discrimination, with a special focus on immigrant workers.  She previously was an associate at the law firm of Dechert LLP, specializing in labor and employment law and…

Senior Development and Compliance Officer

Mary Richardson Graham Senior Development and Compliance Officer CLS Center City Office 1424 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 981-3760 mrichardsongraham@clsphila.org Mary Richardson Graham is the Senior Development and Compliance Officer for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS). Ms. Richardson Graham works on development, budgeting, compliance, and reporting for CLS’ government grants and contracts, and…

Development Associate

Octavia Geiger Development Associate CLS Center City Office 1424 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 981-3770 ogeiger@clsphila.org Octavia Geiger is a Development Associate at Community Legal Services. Her role is to ensure that donors have a great experience. She tracks and acknowledges gifts, and keeps donors engaged on what is happening at CLS, as well…

Development and Compliance Officer

Anna Coady Development and Compliance Officer CLS Center City Office 1424 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 981-3716 acoady@clsphila.org Anna Coady is CLS’s Development and Compliance Officer. She works alongside staff to develop and write grant proposals. She also handles grant reporting and ensures grant compliance. She takes pride in sharing CLS’s victories with supporters,…

Americorps VISTA Communications Associate

Molly Pollak Americorps VISTA Communications Associate CLS Center City Office 1424 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 981-3752 mpollak@clsphila.org Molly Pollak is the AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Associate at Community Legal Services. In her role, Molly creates graphics, videos, and other digital content directed at clients and the public. Her work helps inform low-income Philadelphians and…

Development Director

Danie Bendesky Development Director CLS Center City Office 1424 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 981-3743 dbendesky@clsphila.org Danie Bendesky is Development Director at Community Legal Services (CLS). In this role, she oversees and implements CLS’s individual and law firm giving programs, including staffing the Bar Campaign and Leadership Council. Ms. Bendesky has a strong background…

Communications Director

Caitlin Brown Communications Director CLS Center City Office 1424 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 981-3731 cbrown@clsphila.org Caitlin Brown is the Communications Director for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS).  In addition to facilitating CLS’s media contacts, Ms. Brown develops and maintains CLS’s social media, publications, and other external communications, and serves as a member…

Senior Staff Attorney

Alfonso Madrid is an attorney in the CLS Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit.

Americorps VISTA Fellow

Louis is the AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow in the Housing Unit. His focus areas include tenant organizing and outreach, preservation of affordable housing, and assisting tenants with advocacy around third-party background checks. Louis received his B.S. in Sociology from Northeastern University in 2018.