Social Worker

Ron Ayler is a Social Worker in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services (CLS), where he works with attorneys and paralegals as part of legal team advocating for parents involved with the child welfare system. He also supervises graduate level social work interns and participates in local and state policy groups. Prior to…

Rebecca McCord is a paralegal in the CLS Energy Unit.

Cameron Dichter is a paralegal in the CLS Energy Unit.


Orli Siegel is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.  

Sherlyn Martinez is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.  

Special Project Coordinator

Jessa Boehner is a Paralegal in CLS’ Employment Unit. In her previous role as Special Project Coordinator, she managed the Clean Slate Screening Program (CSSP), which screened thousands of Pennsylvanians for eligibility for criminal record sealing under Pennsylvania’s new Clean Slate Law. As a paralegal, she helps clients access unemployment benefits, clear their criminal records,…

Managing Attorney for NPLC and Intake

Dawn is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  She began her career at Philadelphia Legal Assistance where she was a Staff Attorney in the PLA Consumer Unit.  Specializing in consumer bankruptcy ( both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13),  mortgage foreclosure defense and anti- predatory mortgage lending, Dawn became the Supervising Attorney for the then Don’t…

Michael Ruffin is a paralegal in the CLS Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit.  


Gigi Nikpour is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.

Senior Staff Attorney

Professional Experience Rachel Gallegos became a senior staff attorney in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit in 2019. Prior to joining CLS, Ms. Gallegos was a law clerk to the Honorable John T. McNeill, III, in the Camden County Superior Court. From there, she went to clerk for the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.) in…