Staff

Bobbin (standing) with OJRC students and others prior to the ACLU NW Conference

Bobbin (standing) with OJRC students and others prior to the ACLU NW Conference

Executive Director 
Surinder Bobbin Singh 
singh@ojrc.org

Bobbin is the founding Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, which he co- founded in 2011. He manages the OJRC and serves as its principal spokesperson. Bobbin supervises Lewis & Clark Law School students who perform research to assist in indigent criminal defense cases, capital defense, and immigration cases. Bobbin directs students in drafting pre-trial and trial motions, merits briefs, amicus curiae briefs, and clemency briefs.

Bobbin is on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Oregon and is the Co-Founder and Co- Chair of the ACLU NW Civil Liberties Conference.

J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School
B.S., Portland State University

L to R: Cecillia Wang, Erin McKee

L to R: Cecillia Wang, Erin McKee

Deputy Executive Director
Erin McKee
mckee@ojrc.org

Erin McKee is a nonprofit immigration lawyer assisting low-income immigrants and refugees. As an undergraduate, Erin was involved in women’s rights activism and credits her feminist education for her life-long commitment to social justice work. As an intern at a human rights organization in India, Erin saw firsthand the importance of holding government accountable to the human rights of all persons, regardless of social status. These experiences led her to pursue a career in human rights and immigration law. As a teaching assistant at Portland State University, Erin gained valuable experience teaching students, both in the classroom and through a study abroad course in Mexico.

Erin is the Deputy Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC), which she co-founded in 2011. Erin’s main contributions to the OJRC are 1) to assist with development, particularly with writing grant proposals; 2) to supervise legal interns as Project Director of the Immigrant Rights Project, and 3) and to assist with all aspects of managing OJRC, including developing policy, coordinating outreach, and organizing legal conferences.

J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School
M.S. Conflict Resolution, Portland State University
B.A., The University of Iowa

 L to R: Barry Scheck, Ali Vander Zanden

 L to R: Barry Scheck, Ali Vander Zanden

Senior Policy Strategist
Ali Vander Zanden
ali@ojrc.org

Ali Vander Zanden is the Senior Policy Strategist for OJRC, where she is leading an assessment of the abolition of the death penalty in Oregon. As the former Interim Executive Director of EqualityMaine, Ali led planning, fundraising, advocacy and programs to advance the organization's mission of full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  Ali values working in coalition and has built and led coalitions for legislative, public education and ballot measure campaigns, including the Mainers United for Marriage coalition that supported the successful effort to win same-sex marriage in Maine.  She has been deeply involved in legislative advocacy on a wide range of issues as Political Director for EqualityMaine and Health Care Organizer for the Maine People's Alliance, including health care, non-discrimination, equality for transgender people, and safe schools for LGBTQ youth.


Of Counsel
David Susens

J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School
B.A., University of Wisconsin