The Access Commission conducts its work through our committees, Commissioners, and various statewide supporters. Our work is also largely supported through a partnership with staff at the Legal Aid Association of California.
Jack W. Londen
Executive Director, San Francisco
Jack W. Londen (he/him), our Executive Director, is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. For 39 years at the firm, he has combined commercial litigation with a range of pro bono work on impact cases and cases serving individuals and nonprofit organizations. In pro bono cases, he was co-lead counsel in Williams v. California, which added resources and improved accountability for public K through 12 schools statewide in California, and he has done many impact and service pro bono cases.
Mr. Londen served as the third Chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice. He was Co-Chair of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, led Californians for Legal Aid, defending public funding for legal aid organizations, was President of the Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library, and has held many positions on nonprofit boards. He was for many years president of the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Clearinghouse (now OneJustice). He is a member of the Council of the ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, and has served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and its Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service. He testified before both the House and Senate on issues affecting the Legal Services Corporation. He was the Chair of Californians for Legal Aid during the successful opposition to the elimination of funding for LSC. In 2015‑2016, Mr. Londen served part-time as a policy consultant to the Office of the Secretary of the United States Department of Education.
Mr. Londen graduated from Yale Law School and received his A.B. from Harvard College.
Director of Administration, Sacramento
Utilizing her twenty-eight years of combined personal and professional experience, Koleen Biegacki has served various nonprofit organizations in disability rights, board development, governance, administration, and executive support. Her expertise includes direct CEO/ED support and advising, coordinating and monitoring key deliverables, metrics, KPIs; strategic planning; document accessibility; project management; shepherding change management; and event planning. Koleen collaborates with parents and disability-rights experts to advance and strengthen the civil liberties and opportunities of people with disabilities. Since leaving Disability Rights California (DRC) in August 2021, as the Manager of Board and Executive Operations, she has been focusing on her daughter’s Self-Determination Program, extended family needs, and working to obtain the Certified Administrative Professional designation through the International Association of Administrative Professionals and the Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consultant through BoardSource.
On a personal note, Koleen is a wife, a mother to two daughters, Kelli and Kayla, and two fur-kids – 7lb Ladybug and 8lb Buddy Boudeen.
Koleen’s philosophy is stated in Proverbs 31:8-9, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”
Communications & Program Manager, Oakland
Jasmine Kaddoura (she/her), our Communications & Program Manager, joined the Commission in 2019. Jasmine graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a degree in History. She has worked in nonprofits since graduating, including 3 years at the Commission’s partner organization, the Legal Aid Association of California, as their Training & Communications Coordinator.
Jasmine is passionate about building relationships within her community. She has interned with Berkeley’s 94.1 KPFA radio station and volunteered with Prison Radio, the Prisoner Advocacy Network, the Oakland Community Democracy Project, and various homeless shelters throughout the Bay Area. While attending university Jasmine volunteered with Girls Inc. as a group facilitator at a girls’ Juvenile Hall and with Teach In Prison as a tutor at San Quentin Prison.
In her free time, Jasmine loves exploring the Bay Area with her family, making vegetarian food, studying philosophy, and learning about zero-waste green living.