Sherlyn Martinez is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.  

Special Project Coordinator

Jessa Boehner is a Special Project Coordinator in CLS’ Employment Unit. She helps to manage the unit’s Clean Slate Screening Program (CSSP), which to date has screened thousands of Pennsylvanians for eligibility for criminal record sealing under Pennsylvania’s new Clean Slate Law. In this capacity she develops systems to streamline the screening and notification process,…

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.  

Paralegal

Gigi Nikpour is a paralegal in the CLS Homeownership and Consumer Rights 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…

Michelle Harper Brix is a paralegal in the CLS Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit.

Allison Schilling is a paralegal in the CLS Health and Independence Unit where she helps preserve income and independence for older adults. Before CLS, she worked as a Victim Advocate at CARIE, interned at the ACLU, and served with the National Health Corps at a health center in Germantown. She has a Master of Social…

Staff Attorney

Maria Pulzetti is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Health and Independence Unit at Community Legal Services.  Her practice includes direct representation of clients regarding cash assistance, food stamps, child care subsidies, and Medicaid benefits. Her advocacy initiatives focus on cash assistance and WIC (the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children).  Maria formerly…

Dennisse Bones-Santiago is a paralegal in the CLS Health and Independence Unit.