Leadership

  • Claudia Cubas, Esq.

    Litigation Director

    Claudia joined CAIR Coalition in 2011. She manages and coordinates litigation across all three programs at the organization involving issues related to access to justice, detention, and eligibility for relief for children and adults who are detained by ICE with the jurisdiction of the Fourth Circuit. 

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  • Kathryn M. Doan, Esq.

    Executive Director

    Kathryn M.  Doan, Esq., has served as CAIR Coalition’s executive director since 2008. During her tenure, the organization has expanded from a staff of six to a staff of 34 and added two new programs – The Detained Children’s Program and the Immigration Impact Lab.
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  • Michael Lukens, Esq.

    Pro Bono Director; Operations Director

    Michael joined CAIR Coalition in 2014. He is responsible for the oversight of the screening, placement, and mentoring of pro bono cases with members of the private bar.

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  • Nithya Nathan-Pineau, Esq.

    Senior Program Director, Detained Children's Program

    Nithya joined CAIR Coalition in 2015 and manages the Detained Immigrant Children's Program, which provides legal services to children detained in the custody of Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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  • Kelly White, Esq.

    Senior Program Director, Detained Adult Program

    Kelly joined CAIR Coalition in 2014. She manages the Detained Adult Program, which provides legal services to adult immigrants detained in local jails across Maryland and Virginia, direct representation, pro bono mentorship and training, and community outreach.

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