Director, Institutional Giving
Sarah Jampol joined Bet Tzedek in 2008 as the agency’s first Foundation Giving Officer. She went on to manage the agency’s $2M+ public grants portfolio as the Director of Public Grants, and was promoted to the Director of Grants in 2016. With a team of two talented grant officers, Sarah identifies and secures a broad range of institutional support that advances Bet Tzedek’s mission of equal justice for all.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UCLA, graduating cum laude with department honors, and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Karen McAulay has been a CPA for over thirty years. Earlier in her career, she worked in public account at Grant Thornton, LLP. Karen’s background is primarily in banking and she was the CFO and Controller of various banks in the Los Angeles area.
Karen is a native to Los Angeles and graduated from Cal State Los Angeles. Karen resides in Pasadena with her husband Peter and has two grown children: Scott and Laura.
Dipti Singh, the Directing Attorney for Impact Litigation, comes to Bet Tzedek from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) where she was the Project Director of the Reproductive Health Data and Insurance Accountability Project in NHeLP’s Los Angeles office. As Project Director, Dipti oversaw complex data collection and analysis to identify and address Medicaid and private health insurance barriers that interfere with people’s abilities to make their own reproductive decisions.
Previously, Dipti litigated complex civil and criminal matters, including constitutional rights issues, at the Washington, D.C. firm, Williams & Connolly LLP. Then, she was a Blackmun Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City where, as a member of litigation teams, she defended women’s rights to information about and access to comprehensive reproductive health care services, including a challenge to a City of Baltimore ordinance that required truth in advertising by limited-service pregnancy centers. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Christina A. Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Dipti received her J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where she was selected to join Order of the Coif. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in political science and psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
Grant Specht joined Bet Tzedek in 2002. He graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1980 and received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985. His previous work includes 12 years with Channel Counties Legal Services Association, first as a staff attorney and later as Managing Attorney of the firm’s Ventura County office in Oxnard. Prior to his work with Channel Counties he served as a Deputy Public Defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s office. Grant’s litigation experience includes class actions, administrative appeals and writs of mandate, unlawful detainer defense, and civil litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. He has represented indigent clients in a wide variety of civil legal matters: Social Security and government benefits, housing, health care, employment, education, consumer issues, and individual rights.