Meet our staff

The Westchester Hispanic Coalition  staff  is a multi disciplinary group that is always ready to assist the Westchester community.

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Graciela Heymann
Executive Director

gheymann@hispaniccoalition.org

Graciela Heymann has been the Executive Director of the Westchester Hispanic Coalition since 1993.

In this capacity, she is responsible for overall planning and the development of programs to meet the needs of Westchester’s growing Latino population.  The Coalition is the oldest non-profit provider of immigration legal services in Westchester County.

She was a founding member of the Hudson Valley Community Coalition, a broad-based grass roots organization dedicated to organizing and educating residents to advocate for just immigration reform.

Until last year Ms. Heymann was Board Chair of the New York Immigration Coalition, where she continues to serve as Vice-Chair.

She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, with a Masters Degree from Teachers College of Columbia University.

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Maristela Ordinola
Assistant to the Director

mordinola@hispaniccoalition.org

Native of Brazil. Postgraduate of UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas – University of Campinas), where she obtained a Post-Degree in Education Management. For 9 years she was the Principal of Lea de Freitas Monteiro in Araraquara, Sao Paulo.

Ms. Ordinola moved permanently to the U.S. in 2011.  Before joining the staff of WHC in 2016, she worked as a Group Leader at Westchester Jewish Community Services in Mount Vernon, NY, and as a Case Manager at SW BOCES (Bureau of Community Education Services) in New Rochelle, NY.

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Luz Camargo
Case Manager

lcamargo@hispaniccoalition.org

Luz Camargo has been the intake counselor and case manager for wage theft cases at the Westchester Hispanic Coalition for ten years.  Her responsibilities include information and referral services.  An immigrant herself, Ms. Camargo knows first-hand the needs of this population.  Ms. Camargo has a degree in Business Administration from the Centro de Administracion y Empresas in Colombia.  In the United States she attended Westchester Community College.

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Alicia Sandberg
Immigration Attorney

asandberg@hispaniccoalition.org

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Adam T. Bradley
Attorney – Director of Family Law Practice

abradley@hispaniccoalition.org

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Ida Serrano
Family Law Staff Attorney

iserrano@hispaniccoalition.org

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Jessica Young
Immigration Law Attorney

jyoung@hispaniccoalition.org

Jessica Young is an Immigration Staff Attorney of the Westchester Hispanic Coalition, where she represents non-citizens before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and federal courts. Jessica represents non-citizens in all areas of family and humanitarian immigration law and specializes in self-petitions for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and VAWA, hardship waivers, family petitions, consular processing and citizenship applications.  Jessica earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif, a member of the Society of Bar & Gavel, an Article and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, a Mentschickoff scholar, a Dean’s Fellow and a Legal Fellow with the Health Law Clinic. The Clinical Legal Education Association recognized Jessica as the 2009 Miami Law Outstanding Student.

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Angie De Jesus
Paralegal

 adejesus@hispaniccoalition.org

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Lucy Ballinas
Paralegal

lballinas@hispaniccoalition.org

Responsibilities:
– Opening new case files
– In charge of ONA citizenship files
– Translations
– Training & supervising new interns

From 2000 to 2002, Legal Assistant to Jon B. Felice & Associates, NY, NY.

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Giuliana Urrelo
Family Law Paralegal

gurrelo@hispaniccoalition.org

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Bertha Diaz
Case Manager

bdiaz@hispaniccoalition.org

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