Nancy Gifford, Esq., Assistant US Attorney with US Department of Justice

Nancy Gifford is an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. She has been an AUSA for nine years and prosecutes a variety of crimes, including child exploitation and human trafficking crimes. She is also the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative is a nationwide initiative aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Ndidi Moses, Esq., Assistant US Attorney with US Department of Justice

Ndidi N. Moses is an Assistant United States Attorney, and the Civil Rights Coordinator for the Civil Division at the United States Attorney’s Office in New Haven, CT, where she manages the Civil Rights docket and plans outreach to the community. Attorney Moses is the president-elect of the Connecticut Bar Association, former treasurer of the Connecticut Bar Association, and former president of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association. She currently sits as a trustee on the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, and as a board member of Discovering Amistad. Attorney Moses was the youngest, and first person of color to serve as chair of the Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission, which reviews an applicant’s or judge’s background in consideration for appointment or reappointment to the bench, as well as elevation. In 2009, the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP recognized Attorney Moses as among 100 of the Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut. Attorney Moses holds a juris doctorate from the University Of Connecticut School of Law, where she was a John C. Brittan Scholar. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut.

Greg Kanaan, Equal Opportunity Specialist, HUD FHEO Office, Hartford

Gregory Kanaan is an Equal Opportunity Specialist at HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Hartford. For the past seven years, Greg has investigated civil rights law violations focusing on disability and race/ethnicity discrimination. Greg runs the region’s Fair Housing Assistance Program which funds state and local agencies that administer fair housing laws that are substantially similar to the Fair Housing Act.

Erin Kemple, Esq., Executive Director, Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Hartford

Erin Kemple has served as Executive Director of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center since 2003. She has worked with people of color and low-income communities for over three decades. In 1985, she was admitted to legal practice in Massachusetts, where she specialized in representing low income individuals and families with housing and benefits complaints. She then spent 14 years as founder, legal director and executive director of the Housing Discrimination Project, a private fair housing organization serving all of central and western Massachusetts. While at the CT Fair Housing Center, she has advised state and local officials regarding the implementation of policies and plans to overcome impediments to fair housing choice. Kemple is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and the College of the Holy Cross.

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