Staff & Partners

Laurie Ahern


Eric Rosenthal

Founder and Executive Director

Priscila Rodríguez

Associate Director for Advocacy

Dragana Ciric Milovanovic

Director, Europe Regional Office

Lisbet Brizuela

Director, Mexico Office

Rachel Arnold

Operations and Communication Manager

Ivonne Millán

Human Rights Lawyer, Mexico Office

Eunice Diaz

Women and Disability Fellow

Cristian Mendoza

Disability Rights Fellow

Masa Pavlovic

Administration and Finance Officer, Serbia Regional Office

Maja Popovic

Project Assistant, MDRI-S, Belgrade, Serbia

Lazar Stefanovic

Program Manager, MDRI-S, Belgrade, Serbia

Dr. Matthew Mason

Senior Mental Health and Science Advisor

Expert Volunteers


Pro Bono Counsel

White & Case

Pro Bono Counsel

Dr. Javier Aceves

Professor of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico (retired)

Angelita Baeyens

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Liz Bauer

Former member Michigan State Board of Education

Donna Bouclier

Family Support Specialist

Marisa Brown

Georgetown University

Emmanuel A. Cárdenas R.

ESQ, Partner, Acedo Santamarina, S.C.

Jim Conroy

President, Center for Outcome Analysis

Robert M. Factor

Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, University of Wisconsin SMPH

Karen Green McGowan

Clinical Nurse Consultant

Arlene S. Kanter

Professor of Law, Syracuse University

Dr. Larry Kaplan

Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

Joan Kaufman

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Robert M. Levy

US Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of NY

Dr. Humberto L. Martinez


Matthew Mason

Senior Mental Health and Science Advisor

Tara J. Melish

Director of the Human Rights Center at SUNY

David W. Oaks

Co-founder, MindFreedom International

Dr. Robert Okin

Professor Emeritus, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine

Melanie Reeves Miller

Disability Expert

Gene Richards


Jody Santos


Dr. Éva Szeli

Psychologist and Lawyer