Across the country, Community Change Action’s staff reflects our belief that great leadership potential exists in the communities we seek to serve
We are from red states and blue; we are both youthful and seasoned; and we represent the rich diversity of America’s immigrants, recent and from decades past, as well as its native population. Together, we work with vigor and vision to end poverty and exclusion in America.Our Team
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Dorian Warren | Vice President
Lorella Praeli | President
Lorella Praeli is a freedom fighter, movement builder, and adaptive athlete.
She is the President of Community Change Action and Vice President of Community Change. Lorella is passionate about building collective power to win transformative policy change at all levels of government, so that people can thrive. Most recently, she was the ACLU’s Deputy National Political Director, where she fought to defend and expand the rights of immigrants and refugees. Prior to joining the ACLU, Lorella mobilized the Latinx vote as Hillary Clinton’s National Latino Vote Director.
Lorella moved from Peru to Connecticut with her family at the age of ten. Her life was transformed after coming out as “undocumented and unafraid” and organizing undocumented students to step into their power in Connecticut. She then served as United We Dream’s Director of Advocacy and Policy, where she led the campaign to implement DACA and was part of the team that persuaded the Obama administration to protect four million undocumented Americans through DAPA.
Lorella is a proud Latina who believes that we will win.
“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” – Angela Davis
Mary Lassen | Managing Director
Deepak Pateriya | Chief of Staff
Jeff Parcher | Director of Public Affairs
Ryan Young | Chief of Operations and Organizational Sustainability
Grecia Lima | Political Director