Matt Lohmeier – Mr. Lohmeier is responsible for creating the vision of San Antonio Region Justice For Our Neighbors as well as overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan. Ultimately, he is responsible for the oversight of the entire organization, including, but not limited to, fundraising, marketing, community outreach, public policy advocacy and legal services.
Director of Legal Services
Anacletus Gyinia, Esq. – Mr. Gyinia is responsible for the management of the SARJFON legal team. In addition to advocating for clients in court, Mr. Gyinia creates community education programs and serves as a front-line advocate for immigrant rights with local, statewide and national policy makers.
Project Managing Attorney, Border Project
Richard Newman, Esq. – Mr. Newman is responsible for the Border Project which focuses on removal defense, assisting immigrants required to wait in Mexico for their asylum and immigration hearings in the United States and outreach to those living in the colonias in an effort to help residents apply for residency, if a legal path exists.
Removal Defense Attorney
Smaranda Draghia, Esq. – Ms. Draghia focuses solely on advocating for and representing SARFJON clients facing deportation from the United States.
Staff Attorney, Border Project
Natalie Cadwalader-Schultheis, Esq. – Ms. Cadwalader-Schultheis serves those pursuing humanitarian relief with a focus on asylum seekers–both those forced to remain in Mexico under the “Migrant Protection Protocols” and those detained in the US. Additionally, she evaluates and identifies possible paths towards legal status for immigrants currently living the colonias.
Alejandra Cabrera and Terrence “Moma” Ndeh – SARJFON case managers work closely with our attorneys and clients to compile the strongest possible application for immigration relief. Case managers assist SARJFON clients from the beginning of the case until the client receives final determination from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Outreach-Education-Intake (OEI) Facilitators
Carlos Hernandez, Elva Fernandez, Abby Gutierrez, Maria Treviño, Valeria Wheeler – OEI Facilitators provide Know-Your-Rights education, Family Separation Planning and screenings for people who may have immigration relief available to them. They coordinate with SARJFON attorneys to identify possible pathways towards legal permanent residency.
Office Manager and Intake Coordinator
Kathy Finney and Kim Schroeder work together to ensure that the rest of the team can serve clients with maximum efficiency. Without their dedication and attention to detail, SARJFON would not be able to grow and serve more clients.