Finance Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2024
Attorney and Director of Release Support Services at ProBAR
Brenda Piñero, JD is the Director of Programs at ProBAR—the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project in Texas at the U.S.-Mexico border. She directs the visioning, planning, and implementation of programs to assist immigrant children and adults nationwide. For over 7 years, Piñero has worked with immigrant populations in matters of access to justice, legal representation and child welfare, social services, and public health in Puerto Rico and the U.S.
In addition to her legal and management roles, Piñero is a Policy and Performance Evaluator. In this capacity, she served as a consultant for the Special Communities Trust in Puerto Rico—an initiative awarded by the UNESCO. During her free time, she writes about the intersections of race, rights, and diversity & inclusion. She has published articles on these subjects and is known for redesigning legal representation projects and practices to integrate Social Work and Clinical Counseling. Piñero is a proud Boricua from Gurabo, Puerto Rico, and a licensed attorney with graduate and professional studies from University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Centro de Estudios Martianos in Cuba, University of Antwerp, Universidad de Sevilla, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.