Leadership & Staff
Nicole Kligerman, PA Director
Nicole is a fourth generation Philadelphian who brings a decade of union and community organizing experience in Southeastern Pennsylvania working alongside low wage immigrants and workers to win improvements in their lives and build long-term social movements. Prior to founding the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she was a union organizer with the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), where she organized nurses and healthcare workers across the state to form unions, build power, and win contracts that set state-wide standards for working conditions and patient care. At New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, Nicole organized to end deportations and family separation, resulting in Philadelphia historic "Sanctuary City" victory which ended police-ICE collaboration in the city. Previously, Nicole worked as the Housing Coordinator for the refugee resettlement program at HIAS Pennsylvania. She is a 2020 recipient of the Philadelphia Award and the 2019 recipient of the Crystal Eastman Award from PhilaPOSH.
Shanique Jones, We Dream in Black Organizer
Shanique Jones is a native of the Philadelphia area with experience organizing with the hotel and concession workers union UNITE HERE. She has organized in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New Orleans and is excited to return to working in the City that raised her!
Alejandro Utria, Labor Enforcement Organizer
Alejandro first joined NDWA-PA in 2020 as a Spanish interpreter and later worked to coordinate a vaccination campaign that saw 500+ domestic workers and their essential worker family members receive vaccinations. He is proud to bring his language skills and creativity to his new role supporting the implementation of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Alejandro holds an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in West Philadelphia with his partner and cats.