Bay Area JusticeCorps Court Staff:
Dan Siskind oversees activities of the Bay Area program on a daily basis, coordinates partners and member trainings, directs program staff, and oversees the collection of data for performance measurements that help depict the impact of the program on legal-self-help. Mr. Siskind has been running the Bay Area program since August 2006. In his tenure as director of the Bay Area program, he created and developed the JusticeCorps Fellowship position, and has successfully steered the program through its first multi-county incarnation. Mr. Siskind received his Bachelors from Bates College in Lewiston Maine and a Masters from the University of San Francisco in Teaching for Social Justice. Mr. Siskind served two terms as a Teach for America AmeriCorps member and has worked as an AmeriCorps Site Supervisor. As an Executive Branch fellow he served with the California Service Corps. Mr. Siskind’s favorite parts of the job are working with students, learning about the courts, and fostering program growth and development.
Yana Pavlova joined the JusticeCorps Program two years ago. She served as a Part-Time Member in 2011 and a Campus Representative in 2012. She joined the JusticeCorps Staff full-time in July 2013. Ms. Pavlova provides administrative support for all JusticeCorps Program operations, including recruiting new members, assisting in member and court staff trainings, tracking member service hours, and reporting JusticeCorps performance measurement data. Ms. Pavlova earned a B.A. in Legal Studies and a Minor in Chinese Language from the University of California, Berkeley. Her favorite part of the JusticeCorps Program is supporting and mentoring the new volunteers throughout the year.
Tere Kong has been with the Alameda Superior Court for 12 years and joined the JusticeCorps program in 2006. Prior to JusticeCorps, she worked for the Family and Children's Bureau of the court for 8 years. Ms. Kong works closely with the program director and coordinator to organize member site assignments, plan and coordinating member training events, oversee the collection of member timesheets, and track members to be sure they are on-track to complete the program. Ms. Kong has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Cal State East Bay with a minor in human development. Her favorite part about the JusticeCorps program is seeing the members grow from the start of the program year to the end.