Staff

Steve Velasquez, Assistant Director

Steve Velasquez is an experienced paralegal and has worked extensively in the non-profit, public interest and civil legal services fields throughout Westchester County.  He previously served as a staff member at My Sisters’ Place and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.  Steve received his bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and his graduate degree in Public Administration from Mercy College. He is fully accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to represent individuals in immigration-related administrative proceedings.  Steve is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.  He also serves as coach for the White Plains Youth Soccer Association in the Westchester Youth Soccer League.

Dior Manning, AmeriCorps VISTA NYIC Fellow

Dior Manning is the 2017 AmeriCorps Vista NYIC Fellow at Hudson Valley Justice Center. Her work at HVJC is focused on capacity building through communications and fundraising, as well as assisting in the development of our partnership model infrastructure. Dior is also currently a public relations intern for Pens Up Press, a start-up Black activist publishing company that champions representation and empowerment within the publishing industry for people of African descent and people of color. She was previously a trained volunteer of Legal Hand, a subsidiary of the Crown Heights Meditation Center, where she worked to educate community members on basic civil legal issues. Dior received her bachelor’s degree from Daemen College, specializing in public and holistic health.