Staff

This is a list of the staff of the EJC.  We also have many capable interns and volunteers who play a vital role in delivering justice to low-wage workers in our community.

Mark Herzog, Esq. – Interim Executive Director

Effective November 2015, Mark Herzog, principal of The Capital Consulting and Coaching Firm, is leading the EJC as Interim Executive Director. Mr. Herzog is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and University of Florida School of Accounting. He was the associate director of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program for over 19 years, serving as both its chief operating officer and legal director. As associate director, Mr. Herzog helped transform the Pro Bono Program from an outmoded lawyer referral service to one of the nation’s most esteemed pro bono programs. Prior to joining the Pro Bono Program, he was an adjunct professor of law at D.C. Law Students in Court and a senior associate in the Criminal Defense Division of The Legal Aid Society of New York.

Mr. Herzog currently is a D.C. Court of Appeals-appointed member of the D.C. Access to Justice Commission and also serves on several professional boards. He previously served as board chair, co-chair, and/or vice chair of professional organizations, voluntary bar associations, non-profits, and community health providers. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York and before the United States Supreme Court and the District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Herzog also is a member of the D.C. Bar Law Practice Management Section.

mherzog[at]dcejc.org; 202-828-9675 x113

Manuela Ceballos – Administrative Assistant

Manuela Ceballos joined the EJC staff in April 2014. Previously Manuela worked in Administrative positions in Medical and Dental Offices, as well as the Latin American Youth Center. Manuela brings experience and motivation with her to the EJC and enjoys working with the workers EJC serves.

mceballos[at]dcejc.org; 202-828-9675 x118

Aaron Goggans – Campaign Coordinator

Aaron Goggans joined EJC in June of 2014. Prior to joining EJC Aaron worked as an organizer for the Housing For All Campaign working to insure affordable housing in the District of Columbia. Aaron graduated from the University of Chicago in 2010 with in degree in Fundamentals where he pursued the question “What is the Good Life: Can you still be happy while being a moral person?” After college he spent several years in Chicago organizing and working in education. Outside of work he volunteers twice a week at Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen in Eastern Market. Aaron is also an avid writer, artist and podcast creator whose body of work deals with themes of social justice, cultural history and the importance of dialogue.

agoggans[at]dcejc.org 202-828-9675 x119

Andrew Hass, Esq. – Litigation Counsel

Andrew rejoined the EJC in February 2014. Andrew initially joined the EJC as a Law Fellow in 2012, where he conducted client intakes and assisted in the EJC’s litigation efforts. He then served as an associate at an employment law firm in D.C., handling discrimination and wage-and-hour cases. Andrew’s current work focuses on representing low-income workers in wage-and-hour and worker’s compensation matters, as well as assisting in larger cases co-counseled by D.C.-area employment law firms. Andrew is a graduate of Kenyon College and of William and Mary Law School, where he was a Lead Articles Editor for the William and Mary Law Review. Andrew is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars.

ahass[at]dcejc.org; 202-828-9675 x116

Heather Kryzak – Clinic Coordinator

Heather Kryzak joined the EJC in July of 2014 as the Workers’ Rights Clinic Coordinator. Heather came to us after living and working in Ecuador for three years, where she lead education, health, and livelihoods programs for an underserved community outside of Quito. When she was a student at American University in DC, she worked as a legal department intern with the Central American Resource Center, assisting attorneys in providing low and no-cost legal services to the immigrant community. She is excited to return to DC and continue working to provide educational and legal resources to communities in need.

hkryzak[at]dcejc.org; 202-828-9675 x124

Anor Ortega – Operations and Development Coordinator

Anor Ortega joined the EJC in January 2015 as an Operations and Development Coordinator.  Anor has several years of administrative experience from working as a Student Support Representative at Strayer University and as an Office Manager, supporting the day-to-day logistical operations with a staff of over 30 employees for Elite Cleaning Services.  She is a native Russian and Uzbek speaker, and a graduate of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and Strayer University.  Anor is excited to bring her experience and enthusiasm to serve EJC.

aortega[at]dcejc.org; 202-828-9675 x115