Our staff | Columbia County Sanctuary Movement CRM

Our staff

Please reach out to us with questions!


Salim Chagüi-Sánchez

Communications Organizer


(518) 755-4364

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Diana Laura Cruz, Co-Executive Director (Programs and Services)


(518) 755-8000

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Diana's Bio

Noah Eckstein, Grants Manager


(518) 755 - 9752

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Ivy Hest, Co-Executive Director (Communications and Administration)


(518) 755-8022

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Ivy's Bio


B Kennedy, Food Justice Co-Coordinator


(518) 755- 0708

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JJ Kingman, Food Justice Co-Coordinator


(518) 755 - 3214

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Iridian Lucas Garcia, Fund Excluded Workers Statewide Campaign Coordinator


(518) 755-7947

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Iridian's Bio


Bryan MacCormack, Co-Executive Director (Community Organizing and Development)


(518) 755-7999

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Bryan's Bio


Mercè Martí I Expósito, Community Navigator


(518) 755 - 7956

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David Quituisaca, Donor Organizer



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Tony Ramirez, Mulit-media Artist In Residence


(518) 755-7981

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Tony's Bio


Dawedo Sanon, Donor and Data Organizer

(Mwen pale kreyòl ayisyen!)


(518) 755-7990

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Dawedo's Bio


Key Consultants

Nelson Andino, Community Organizing Program Consultant




Mabel Bermejo, Bookkeper



Jimena Concha, Emergent Bilingual Instructor



Lívia Moraes, Resettlement Consultant



Nidia Navarro, Community Organizing Program Consultant




Azouke Sanon, Food Justice Consultant

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For general inquiries:


(518) 303-3848


Diana Cruz

Diana Cruz (she/ella) joined CCSM in January 2021 as our Director of Programs and Services. Since coming on staff, Diana has taken our service work to a new level, expanding the number of people we work with and deepening our relationships with partner organizations to provide quality, liberatory support for our community. She lives in Dutchess County and has helped significantly expand our work south of Hudson! Diana received her Master’s degree for University at Albany in International Affairs with a concentration in Immigration Policy and Service Provision. Diana is a working-class DACA recipient and truly believes in walking alongside our members to help them reach their full potential.


Ivy Hest

Ivy Hest (she/ella) joined CCSM in April 2020 as the Director of Communications and Administration. Ivy is responsible for the backend work of CCSM which includes ensuring our member information is protected, putting out all of our communications and media work, and leading our grassroots fundraising efforts. She comes from almost two decades of community organizing across the country, working with immigrants, formerly incarcerated people, homeless women, and low-income seniors. With direct experience with the prison system, being disabled, and growing up with financial insecurity, Ivy is committed to building power with oppressed communities and dismantling white supremacy. She lives in Rensselaer County and has led multiple interruptions to the Rensselaer County Jail in protest of their collaboration with ICE and treatment of those in their custody.


Bryan MacCormack

Bryan MacCormack (he/el/elle) is a co-founder of Columbia County Sanctuary Movement. As a co-founder and Executive Director for five years leading up to this transition, Bryan has focused on community organizing, coalition building, and organizational development. Bryan is a working-class Hudson native who has been involved in union organizing, working with refugees, and organizing with immigrants for over a dozen years. He believes in dismantling white supremacy and has demonstrated what that means in practice during multiple direct interventions in ICE raids.