Kimberly Sutton, Esq.

Kimberly Sutton volunteers as MIA’s Interim Executive Director. Ms. Sutton maintains a private immigration practice in Springdale, Arkansas. She currently serves as Secretary of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Mid-South chapter, Secretary of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Arkansas Chapter, a member of the Governing Board of the FBA Immigration Law Section, and a… Read more »

Allison Wannamaker, Esq.

Allison Wannamaker, a native Memphian, serves as MIA’s Managing Director. With the firm Lewis Thomason, Wannamaker concentrated her private practice on immigration law and naturalization. Ms. Wannamaker previously served with CLINIC detention programs in Los Angeles and New Orleans. She is a graduate of Rhodes College (B.A., International Studies) and Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Wannamaker… Read more »

Sally M. Joyner, Esq.

Sally M. Joyner, Staff Attorney, is a lifelong Memphian and co-founder of MIA. Ms. Joyner has a BA (English Linguistics) and JD from the University of Memphis and an MBA from Christian Brothers University. Her primary areas of interest include gender-based asylum claims as well as immigration relief for victims of domestic violence and workplace crime…. Read more »

Ivonne Cornejo Ortiz

LOPC Coordinator Ivonne Cornejo Ortiz is responsible for administering our Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of unaccompanied children. Ms. Cornejo is a graduate of Rhodes College, where she studied International Relations and Latin American Studies and was a member of the Theta Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho National International Studies Honor Society and The Alpha… Read more »

Veronica Virgen

Legal Assistant Veronica Virgen is recent graduate of Christian Brothers University, where she majored in History with a double minor in Political Science and French. Before joining MIA as a staff member, Ms. Virgen began interning because she believes in MIA’s core mission. “It is important to me that there are people advocating for the… Read more »

Karla Gbee

Legal Assistant Karla Gbee is passionate about helping improve the lives of others. She fostered this passion by studying Linguistic Science at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and then by working as a medical interpreter and translator for five years with Humanity First Guatemala. As an interpreter with Humanity First, Ms. Gbee worked alongside doctors and nurses… Read more »

Jeshua Schuster

Legal Assistant Jeshua Schuster has a BFA from Memphis College of Art where he graduated as valedictorian of his class. He studied Spanish while living in southern Mexico in 2013, where he examined the relationship between the United States and Mexico and the effect of NAFTA on the economy and people. Before working with MIA, Mr. Schuster was… Read more »