Stacey Strongarone


Stacey Strongarone is vice president and chief of staff. Based in Brooklyn, she is a member of Vera’s Leadership Team and manages the implementation of Vera’s 2020–2023 strategic plan. From 2018–2020, Stacey launched Vera’s California office and developed local work around decarceration. From 2006–2018, Stacey was with Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice working on access to counsel for people in immigration detention.

Before joining Vera in 2006, Stacey worked on community outreach, education, and organizing initiatives in San Francisco with La Raza Centro Legal and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and in New York with the Center for Community Problem Solving at New York University, where she helped draft a book-length reentry guide.

In addition to her work at Vera, Stacey is board co-chair of Breast Cancer Action, an advocacy organization focused on addressing systemic causes of the disease using a health and racial equity lens.

Stacey holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and a JD from New York University School of Law. She is a certified professional coach having studied with Coaching for Transformation.