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

Social Worker

Allison Schilling is a social worker 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…

Supervising Attorney

Maria PulzettiSupervising Attorney Honors & Awards Champion Award, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (2019) Accepted on behalf of CLS

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

Staff Attorney

Professional Experience Ms. Svoboda-Kindle is an attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services. Ms. Svoboda-Kindle represents clients facing a variety of employment issues, from workplace discrimination to child abuse appeals, with a special focus on criminal record barriers to employment. Ms. Svoboda-Kindle supports record-clearing efforts in Pennsylvania and beyond, particularly by supporting the…

Paralegal

Brandon Trush is a paralegal in the CLS SSI Unit.

Chief Financial Officer

Libardo Clavijo Chief Financial Officer Libardo (Li) Clavijo is the Chief Financial Officer of Community Legal Services.  Li brings a rich non-profit background with over 16 years of experience and a track record of accomplishments in finance and administration, accustomed to cross-functional leadership roles to strengthening organizational value. Prior to joining CLS, Li was Chief…

Deputy Director of Legal Practice

Katherine J. Gomez Deputy Director of Legal Practice Professional Experience Katherine J. Gomez is the Deputy Director of Legal Practice for Community Legal Services Inc. (CLS).  The Deputy Director of Legal Practice works as a member of a team of legal managers, ensuring CLS’ legal work is of the highest quality. In that role, she…

Executive Director

Deborah L. Freedman Executive Director Debby Freedman is the Executive Director of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS), the largest public interest law firm in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Freedman received a B.A. with High Honors from the University of Michigan and she is a graduate of Yale Law School. As Executive Director, Ms. Freedman oversees CLS’s…

Director of Race Equity & Inclusion

Whiquitta TobarDirector of Race Equity & Inclusion Kee Tobar is the Director of Race, Equity, and Inclusion at CLS. As Community Legal Service’s first Race, Equity, and Inclusion Director, she provides vision, leadership, and direction for CLS’  ongoing strategy to support racial equity, inclusion and diversity (REID) across all aspects of the organization’s work and…