Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition


PICC’s staff create and implement plans to further the issue, policy, and program goals set by PICC’s membership. See current opportunities to join PICC’s Team!

Jasmine Rivera is PICC’s Interim Executive Director. Jasmine is a dedicated and impacted-driven nonprofit professional with a history of leadership in community organizing, civic engagement, data collection and analysis, and coalition building. She joins PICC after serving at Pennsylvania Voice for the last eight years, initially as the Data Manager, then as Civic Engagement Director and most recently as Chief of Staff. She oversaw the coordination and technical support of nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, vote by mail outreach, GOTV and Census programs during her tenure with the state table.

Beyond her work at Pennsylvania Voice, Jasmine was a co-founder and co-coordinator for the Shut Down Berks Coalition since January 2015. In January 2023 the coalition successfully closed the Berks County Detention Center, an immigrant prison that incarcerated immigrant families for years, then adult women in its final year of operation. 

Jasmine was previously the lead organizer of Juntos and Action United, organizing adults in the Latinx immigrant and Black community in the Philadelphia region. Such victories include successfully passing ICE holds policies, commonly known as “sanctuary city” in Norristown and in Philadelphia with the PFUN coalition, successfully running four END case campaigns that demanded the release of community member from immigrant detention, successfully passing the first paid sick leave policy in Philadelphia and fighting against mass school closures in the Philadelphia school district. 

Throughout her career, Jasmine has consistently demonstrated a passion for social justice, systemic change and racial equity. She brings a unique blend of strategic vision, organizing expertise, and a collaborative approach to her roles. Her commitment to social justice and community empowerment is grounded in centering and amplifying the voices of those most impacted.

Anita Jo is PICC’s Operations Manager. Anita moved from Indonesia about 20 years ago. She has had a role in accounting or finance throughout her professional life with a variety of organizations and working in many industries, including small businesses, software testing and data analysis, and government. Anita has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Anita has always been deeply curious and passionate about social justice and equality. When not busy with numbers or being nerdy, she likes to tinker with DIY project from art, drawing, cooking, baking, and making everything from scratch when possible.

Cindy Cuesta is PICC’s Director of Development. Cindy is a nonprofit leader armed with a law degree and more than 15 years of experience creating and helping lead high-impact development and communications departments at mission-driven organizations. Prior to PICC, she led a thriving development and grant writing consulting practice. She has also served in leadership roles at several nonprofit organizations including Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, the Opportunity Agenda, and Community Access. Cindy received her JD from Rutgers School of Law and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the proud daughter of Filipino immigrants and through this work seeks to encourage investment in the power-building and organizing of directly impacted communities. She loves listening to audiobooks on Libby (and is a big supporter of libraries everywhere!), practices Filipino martial arts and yoga, is a wannabe runner, and will say yes to any and all live performances — concerts, shows, readings.

Julio Rodriguez is PICC’s Political Director, he is the son of Mexican Immigrants; his parents are from rural towns in the southern region of Guerrero, Mexico. Julio has ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector working in education, housing, community development, and immigration. Born and raised in Chicago, He is an alumnus of the National Urban Fellow program, a graduate program aimed at uplifting people of color and women to be leaders in the public and nonprofit sector. During his time working in immigration advocacy /organizing, Julio has led immigration defense, advocated for increased funding for legal services and providers in IL, and advocated for the inclusion of non-permanent residents and ITIN holders in government, nonprofit, and university opportunities. Julio’s most notable accomplishment working with immigrants was serving as project director, finalizing the construction of a 55 million dollar new public school building and renovation of a historic field house in a majority Latino, primarily immigrant community in Chicago through securing approvals from the Park District board, Public Building Commission, Zoning, and City Council.  Julio holds a MPA from Baruch College, CUNY, in NYC. In his free time he enjoys cycling, going to the gym, reading, and exploring; he has the goal of visiting all 50 states before he’s 50, and he has 23 states left to go!