Board Staff and Volunteers

Staff Members

Staff Members

Lydia Edwards is the Director of Legal Services and head of the Domestic Worker Law and Policy Clinic at the Brazilian Immigrant Center.  As head of the Domestic Worker Law and Policy Clinic, Lydia represents domestic workers, oversees the Domestic Worker Mediation project and is the co-author and editor of The Manual: A Guide for Domestic Workers and Their Employers.   Lydia oversees the Center's Legal Department  and helps to form coalitions with other non profits and the private bar.  Lydia speaks Portuguese and is working on her Spanish.  


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Libby Hanna is manager of Simple Office Services, LLC and provides bookkeeping services to BIC and other small companies and non-profits in the Boston area. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Certificate in Computerized Accounting from Middlesex Community College. She has extensive professional and volunteer experience with human resources management.

Danielle Villela is originally from Rio de Janeiro where she acquired a law degree. Now she is pursuing her paralegal degree at Quincy College. She joined BIC as a volunteer in November 2011 and currently she is the workers' rights coordinator and support the domestic worker organizing.

Meghan is the Deputy Director based in BIC's Bridgeport, CT office. In 2012  Meghan joined BIC as a volunteer. She was in her final year of seminary at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. Meghan first worked as an intern and helped the Center develop an interfaith organizing model to promote dialogue around the injustices in the immigration system. currently Meghan is leading the domestic workers bill of rights movement in the state of Connecticut

Rony is Director of United Safety Net, OSHA instructor, and a motivational speaker in workplace safety and health. He collaborates in the development of OSHA-approved training materials, in partnership with BIC.

Schuyler Pisha began his legal career at the Brazilian Immigrant Center in 2011 with a fellowship from New York University Law School. He represented individuals facing deportation often due to unjust policies such as Secure Communities. He took on impactful cases that involved students and workers, currently he is a  volunteers at BIC, and Schuyler is someone we can count on for immigration advice.

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