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LatinoJustice Welcomes Jonathan Schlesinger as Chief Financial Officer



June 7, 2021

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LatinoJustice Welcomes Jonathan Schlesinger as Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK – June 2, 2021 — LatinoJustice PRLDEF today announced that financial veteran Jonathan Schlesinger has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as of May 24, 2021. In addition to leading Finance and Accounting, Schlesinger will serve as a financial and strategic business advisor to the President and General Counsel and broader leadership team.

“Jonathan’s familiarity with LatinoJustice has been proven during his tenure as a consultant to us where his work was invaluable,” noted Juan Cartagena, LatinoJustice President & General Counsel. “We look forward to solidifying his contributions to date and growing our presence in the field.”

Schlesinger brings over 25 years of experience to LatinoJustice, joining the organization after having served as the first CFO in the 130-year history of a NYC religious institution, and has consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations, including an academic-affiliated world peace think tank and a Long Island City community development organization.

“I have worked closely with a variety of staff, and I am excited to join the dedicated team at LJP at this important moment in the organization’s history,” said Schlesinger. “Recent events have laid bare the deep inequities in our society, and I am grateful for this opportunity to bring my vast knowledge and experience to provide leadership and support to an organization conceived in the opposition to these forces.”

Throughout his career, Jonathan has played key roles in various non-for-profit organizations, including managing the database of air/water samples related to the cleanup of toxic waste sites and litigation to pass costs to polluters. He has also worked with a diverse neighborhood coalition in Adams Morgan, DC; supported the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and a reimagining the NY metro area’s transportation systems for the 21st century; and worked with organizations serving the HIV impacted community addressing direct service and medical research needs.



About LatinoJustice
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For more than 40 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout New York and beyond. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit