Board of Directors

Detention Watch Network's Board of Directors provides leadership on governance, planning and organizational sustainability

Call for Board Applications

We anticipate up to three open seats on the DWN Board of Directors for a three-year term (2021-2024).We welcome applications from prospective board members who are committed to our mission, share our core values, and are prepared to provide professional support and guidance to the staff during the transition of DWN to an independent 501(c)3.

Current committees include the Executive, Finance and Fundraising, and Programs. We expect Board members to join monthly calls, attend two daylong meetings per year, and participate in at least one Board committee. Read more about the role of the board.

Apply Now

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 19. Please send your competed application form to Jolie Steinert at

Current Board Members:

Danielle Alvarado
Individual member
Seattle, WA

Lauren Dasse
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
Tucson, AZ

Victoria Lopez
Individual member
Phoenix, AZ

Tony Nam
Washington, DC

Liz Sweet
Individual member
Washington, DC

Emily Tucker
Individual member
Washington, DC

Amilcar Valencia
El Refugio
Atlanta, GA

Ana Ortiz Varela
Individual member
San Antonio, TX