Staff

Wade Munday

Executive Director
Email: wade@tnjfon.org
Wade graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University and Vanderbilt School of Divinity. Previously, he was a consultant to Boston Children’s Hospital and worked for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

Languages: English, struggling French

Adrienne S. Kittos

Legal Director
Email: adrienne@tnjfon.org
Adrienne received her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University in 2006, and her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2009. Adrienne has worked on behalf of clients at the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Immigrant Legal Clinic and Rose Immigration Law Firm in Nashville, Tennessee.

Languages: English, struggling Spanish

Bethany Jackson

DACA Attorney
Email: bethany@tnjfon.org
Bethany is a graduate of Rhodes College and Tulane University School of Law. Bethany has practiced law in New Orleans, Baltimore and Nashville. Her volunteer experience includes work with Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Nashville Bar Association Pro Bono Program and Nashville Public Library.

Languages: English, Spanish

Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea

Legal Advocate
Email: alvaro@tnjfon.org
A native of Peru, Alvaro maintains his citizenship but is a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States. He attended Universidad de Lima, and then went on to become an attorney in Peru where he worked for the Lima Chamber of Commerce. He is the dean of the Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors languages institute.

Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, German

Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in social justice, law, and nonprofit management are encouraged to apply to help us build capacity and infrastructure that will enable us to protect more immigrants living in Middle Tennessee. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.
Undergraduate students who are gifted story-tellers and social media savvy are encouraged to apply and help us communicate the incredible stories of survival from our clients. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.
Bilingual undergraduate students interested in a legal career are encouraged to apply for an internships assisting our attorneys with legal filing, translation, and interpretation. Email Alvaro (alvaro@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.

University of Memphis Law Intern

“It has been a true joy to have had the opportunity to serve as a legal intern with JFON this summer. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful group of coworkers and clients to spend the last nine weeks with and am so thankful to have been able to continue serving the immigrant community of Tennessee with such an incredible organization. ” -Shelley Ramsey

Legal Intern

“My time at JFON gave me the passion I was looking for to pursue my dream as an attorney. JFON allowed me to witness the struggles the immigrant community has and the help that is needed. I also had the chance to eat Peruvian chocolate! -Jhoselin Revolorio

Social Justice Intern

“Working at TNJFON has given me a real world look at what Tennessee’s immigrant population and their struggles look like. What was an interest before has now become my passion. Plus I got to eat lots of kronuts.” -Emily McAndrew

Social Media Intern

“My time spent at JFON benefited me in so many ways. I learned skills that have prepared me for future careers and my passion for justice grew even larger. I developed so many new friendships, and that was the neatest part. Even though I was just an intern, I was treated like part of the staff. The working environment at JFON is amazing and knowing you’re working for an organization with a passion for people is so rewarding.” -Emily England