Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director

Shawna Bader-Blau leads the Solidarity Center, the largest global worker rights organization based in the United States. Since October 2011, she has served as executive director of an organization of more than 400 staff in Washington, D.C., and 35 field offices, implementing programs in about 60 countries. She has been with the organization for 20 years.

Shawna is an advocate and activist for safe, dignified and family-supporting livelihoods—where workers can exercise their fundamental labor rights and have a voice in shaping work conditions and public policies that impact their lives. [More]

See testimony, speeches and interviews and publications by Shawna Bader-Blau.



Al Davidoff, Organizational and Leadership Development Director

Erika Fagan, Program Quality, Learning and Compliance Director

Sarah McKenzie, Program Coordination Director

Quoc Nguyen, Finance Director



Fred Azcarate, Asia Regional Program Director

Hind Cherrouk, Middle East and North Africa Regional Program Director

Kate Conradt, Communications Director

Alexis De Simone, Domestic Work Global Lead

Tom Egan, Strategic Research and Campaigns Development Director

Alberto Fernández, Mexico Senior Adviser

Christopher Johnson, Africa Regional Program Director

Arina C. Lester, Development Global Lead 

Monika Mehta, Rule of Law Deputy Director

Neha Misra, Migration and Human Trafficking Global Lead 

Sonia Mistry, Climate and Labor Justice Global Lead

Hanad Mohamud, Program Coordination and Leadership Associate Director

Joell Molina, Americas Regional Program Director

Robert Pajkovski, Asia Regional Program Deputy Director

Sanjiv Pandita, Asia Senior Adviser

Marggie Peters Muhika, Africa Regional Program Deputy Director

Rudy Porter, Europe and Central Asia Regional Program Director

Melysa Sperber, Policy Director

Andrew Tillett-Saks, Trade Union Strengthening Director

Jeff Vogt, Rule of Law Director



Allison Aguilar, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Head

Joe Heckman, Information Technology Director

Michael Lawrence, Controller

Yosef Negasi, Human Resources Assistant Director

Catherine Pajic, Organizational Development Deputy Director

Darcy Wertz, Operations Director


2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

In 2022, the Solidarity Center marked a quarter century of supporting embattled workers, advocating and litigating for change, and celebrating worker rights advances in troubled times. As crackdowns on fundamental civil rights intensify around the world, workers and...

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