Prior to joining FAIR in 1982, Dan was executive director of the Immigration Reform Law Institute. His legal experience includes private practice and as congressional staff. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress. Cited in the media as "America's best known immigration reformer," he has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.
Julie joined FAIR in 2005. She is responsible for overall management and decision making of the organization and its programs. Julie provides oversight and development for directors and staff. Julie has grown with the organization and draws from her experience both outside of FAIR and also from her time with the organization.
State and Local Counsel
Trista joined FAIR in 2012. She is responsible for drafting and analyzing complex state and local immigration related legislation. Trista also closely monitors all legislative activity throughout the United States. Trista brings to FAIR her legal background and government experience.
Assistant to the President
Jen joined FAIR in 2012. She is responsible for maintaining the President's schedule and correspondence, as well as provides administrative support. She also serves as a liaison for the Board of Directors and Advisors and coordinates three annual Board Meetings. Jen's background is in fundraising and special events for nonprofit arts organizations.
Membership Services Coordinator
Melissa joined our staff in 1994. She coordinates membership and is the primary member services contact for FAIR. Melissa brings wonderful customer service and development skills to the organization. Her institutional knowledge and caring approach are priceless to FAIR members.
Bob joined FAIR in 2006 after years of watching a stark reality emerge; unless immigration is properly regulated and reduced, virtually every other policy reform faces an uphill battle. He engages audiences with his passionate perspectives and is the go-to guest for hundreds of radio stations, many of whom he worked with during his 20 years in network radio. Bob also regularly appears on FOX News, on-line and on-air.
Government Relations Director
Sarah joined FAIR in 2010. She is responsible for reviewing legislation and legal opinions, acting as a liaison between the organization and Congress, and managing the daily functions of the Government Relations Department. Sarah brings to FAIR her legal background and government and non-profit experience.
Web Metrics Analyst
Rosalind joined FAIR in 2009. She conducts analyses of FAIR email campaigns, and tracks and assesses trends and its implications. She works collaboratively with different departments to assist them to target the audience. She is also responsible to maintain and update the websites.
Karl joined FAIR in 1998. He maintains and evaluates FAIR's website and manages E-Mail traffic. Karl offers a mixture of technical and issue related knowledge. As technology changes Karl helps FAIR remain ahead of the curve.
Assistant Webmaster/Design Associate
Crystal joined our staff in 2002. She is responsible for design, layout, and typesetting of most FAIR materials, including the Immigration Report newsletter, handouts, brochures,studies, and publications. While also assisting with the maintenance and development of FAIR web site, Crystal offers a creative touch and sense of style to all FAIR projects.
Manager of Information Systems
Gwen joined FAIR in 1992. She serves as primary administrator of the technical network. As technology changes and grows, Gwen maintains all data and voice networks while updating applications and hardware when necessary. Gwen's knowledge allows FAIR employees to have access to the tools needed in today's computer age.
Development Program Officer: Major Gifts/Online Giving
Ashley joined FAIR in 2011. As Development Program Officer, Ashley works closely with the Development team to maintain meaningful relationships with FAIR's donor base and expand FAIR's development efforts. She also works with the Web Strategy team to create effective online fundraisers. Ashley brings with her an educational background in American Studies and experience working for arts nonprofits.
Director of Finance and Administration
Jen joined FAIR in 2011. She has 20 years experience in non-profit accounting and several years experience in government and private accounting. Jen is responsible for managing the operations of finance and administration including human resources, information systems, finance, and general office support.
Government Relations Counsel
Robert joined FAIR in 2013. He is responsible for reviewing and analyzing legislation and regulations, and building and maintaining relationships with Capitol Hill staff. Robert brings to FAIR his legal background and government relations experience.
Director of Special Projects
Jack, who joined FAIR in 1995, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).
Ira joined FAIR in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek,, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.
Raj joined FAIR in 2012. He has 18 years of accounting experience. Raj is responsible for processing accounts payable, posting revenue, reconciling general ledger accounts and various other accounting duties. Raj also prepares state registrations on an annual basis and assists the Director of Finance and Administration with budget preparation and FAIR's annual audit.
Regional Field Representative
Joyce, who joined FAIR in 2007, develops member and activist support throughout the United States. Joyce uses her knowledge, experience, and passion about the issue to educate the media and public on immigration issues.
Robert joined FAIR February 2009 with 28 years of law enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff in Orange and Los Angeles Counties in California and Allen County, Ohio. He created and ran the Criminal Alien Task Force (2006) in Allen County and worked solely on criminal alien issues for 18 counties in northwest Ohio. Robert has conducted extensive public awareness and local government meetings regarding illegal immigration, and maintains peace officer status in the state of Ohio.
Social Networking Consultant
Jessica, who joined FAIR in 2008, started at FAIR as the Government Relations intern and after two internships, became an Associate. Jessica is currently FAIR's social networking expert assisting the FAIR Web team in its outreach efforts using various social networking sites.
Online Grassroots Manager
Adrienne joined the FAIR web team in 2013 to help develop online advocacy with activists and grassroots supporters and coordinate online activities with the Government Relations, State & Local and Field departments. She holds an M.A. in public communication and brings nearly a decade of experience in online activism, political campaigns, non-profits and public relations.
Director of Research
Eric joined our team in 2008. He provides research and drafts for issue briefs, reports, and other publications. Eric has a variety of experience in academic fields and uses that assist FAIR with its current and future projects.
National Field Director
Susan joined the FAIR staff in 2002. She is a former business owner, manager for municipal code enforcement, immigration coordinator for the Coalition of Government Officials (southern California), and president of Citizens Committee for Immigration Policy. Susan manages FAIR's extensive and national Field Program. She develops members and activist support and educates the media and public on immigration issues.
Margie, who joined FAIR in 1982, is a valuable foundation proposal writer. Margie uses her experience to advise FAIR on grant writing techniques. She brings to FAIR not only her knowledge and experience but also her ability to form outstanding relationships with those outside of the organization.
State and Local Director
Dale joined FAIR in 2012. He is responsible for devising and executing FAIR’s state and local legislative strategy and developing FAIR’s position on proposed state and local legislation. He assists state and local legislators and activists in drafting constitutionally sound legislation that promotes FAIR’s overall mission and in developing strategies for advancing such legislation. Dale also manages the daily functions of the State and Local Department. He brings to FAIR his extensive litigation experience in federal and state courts and before government agencies protecting civil rights and promoting accountability, transparency and integrity in government and fidelity to the rule of law.
Human Resources/Office Assistant
Crystal joined FAIR in 2011. She is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all human resources functions, including payroll and employee benefits. Crystal also provides general office support. Crystal brings to FAIR a background in Sociology, government experience, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree focused in Human Resources Management.
Kristen joined FAIR in 2010 after working as a congressional staffer and earning a Master’s Degree in International Affairs. In addition to managing and editing FAIR’s Immigration Update, she keeps reporters and producers abreast of breaking immigration news and contributes to social media. Kristen is one of FAIR’s spokespersons and is regularly featured in print and television interviews across the country.
Direct Response Marketing Officer
Scott joined FAIR in 2012 and is responsible for all areas of direct response, digital and social media fundraising. He coordinates across the development and program areas to extend FAIR's message across multiple marketing and communication channels and ensure a positive donor experience. With over 20 years of experience, Scott brings an extensive background in nonprofit fundraising from both agency and nonprofit work.
Web Strategy Manager
Steve, who joined FAIR in November of 2008, brings to FAIR the necessary knowledge of online marketing strategies. Steve is responsible for increasing and maintaining FAIR's very important online presence.