Josephine Lopez Paul - Lead Organizer
Josephine is a community organizer with the Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation and is Lead Organizer for Dallas Area Interfaith, a coalition of congregations, schools and non-profits organizing for local change. She has organized with other IAF affiliate organizations in Albuquerque, El Paso and Fort Worth and is a Dallas Public Voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project. Her recent successful organizing campaigns in Dallas include revising the city’s housing code to assist give the 60 percent of city residents who rent stronger protections; increasing trust between immigrants and law enforcement through a Catholic parish ID program; and developing a 10,000-voter bloc drawn from member institutions and surrounding neighborhoods in preparation for the November 2020 election. Josephine is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, married to Eric and has a son, Diego. She received her BS degree from New Mexico State University and her EdS from The University of New Mexico.
Yolanda Sifuentes - Organizer
Yolanda Sifuentes is an organizer with Dallas Area Interfaith. Prior to organizing she served as coordinator for Special Projects in the Community and Outreach Department at Tarrant County College South Campus. Yolanda worked directly with students and community members who use the resources of the Family Empowerment Center and its programs. She also worked at Catholic Charities as a Financial Educator helping individuals and families get back on track financially. Yolanda is an active member of the East Fort Worth Rotary Club, Vice President of Mexican American College Education Fund, and is an active volunteer of the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and Meals on Wheels. Yolanda was born and raised in South Fort Worth where she and her husband Luis have raised their three children. Yolanda earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at Texas Wesleyan University and currently working on her Master’s in Higher in Education Leadership at Iowa State University.
Cameron Conner - Organizer
Cameron Conner is a community organizer Dallas Area Interfaith. He comes to this work with a background in neighborhood organizing and international development. Originally from Eastern Washington, Cameron has worked under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in northern Greece and is a co-founder of the Conscious Connections Foundation (CCF) – a non-profit dedicated to supporting community-led primary healthcare, disaster relief, and K-12 education for girls in remote areas of Nepal. In 2019, he led the development, implementation, and day to day operations of the City of Walla Walla’s Neighborhood Engagement Program, an initiative actively helping neighborhoods organize and carry out local change.