STAFF

 
 

Damayan’s staff is composed of full-time and part-time organizers who are responsible for implementing the programs, campaigns and other operations of the organization on a day-to-day basis. They work closely with, report to, and are directly accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD) and the Secretariat. Some BOD members also serve as Damayan staff members.

 
 

 
 
LINDA OALICAN
Founder Member and Executive Director
linda@damayanmigrants.org
 
Riya Ortiz
Lead Organizer and Case Manager
Leads: Case Management, Workers Academy, Baklas: Break Free from Labor Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery, and Beyond Survival
riya@damayanmigrants.org
 
LYDIA CATINA AMAYA
Community Organizer
Leads: Case Management and Membership
lydia@damayanmigrants.org
Sade Swift
Organizer and Case Manager
Leads: Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP), Damayan Workers Cooperative, Workforce Development, and OSHA Trainings
sade@damayanmigrants.org
 
Jade Palma Gil
Community Organizer
Supports: Damayan Workers Cooperative and Political Education
jade@damayanmigrants.org
 
EMILY BREASE
Administrative and Communications Coordinator
Leads: Admin, Finance, Communications (Media Requests, Speaking Requests, and ECommunications), and Interns and Volunteers
emily@damayanmigrants.org