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About Us​

For twenty-five years, Envoy Global has been in the potential business – helping individuals and companies rise to their potential by allowing them to work wherever opportunity beckoned. The Rise Foundation by Envoy, Inc. extends this ennobling and inspiring mission to those most in need. Whether it’s DACA, Humanitarian Parole, Family Reunification, Asylum, helping victims of crime or trafficking or those seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act, The Rise Foundation provides pro-bono legal immigration assistance to low-income individuals and families and works with the legal community in assisting those most in need. In addition, The Rise Foundation also seeks to become a trusted source for legal practitioners as we connect pro bono clients and resource materials to lawyers who would like to work with people in need of assistance with their various U.S. immigration matters. A 501(c)(3) organization, The Rise Foundation is led by Nancy Sandifer Barillaro, a twenty-year immigration veteran, who oversees Envoy’s seven figure financial commitment to the foundation and the legal skills of experienced practitioners at Envoy’s affiliated law firms and other law firms providing legal assistance on a pro-bono basis.

Envoy Global, Inc. is a global immigration services provider offering the only immigration management platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage an international workforce. Together with its affiliated lawfirms, Envoy is one of the largest providers of business immigration services to employers around the globe.

The Rise Foundation thanks Holland-Mark, O’Melveny and Alan Barillaro for their generous support of the Rise Foundation.  If you’d like to join them and others in helping others rise to their potential, please contact us at contact@risebyenvoy.org.

Board of Directors

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Dick Burke

From a family of Irish immigrants, Dick believes that immigration affords individuals and businesses the opportunity to maximize their potential while strengthening society. After earning his law degree from Georgetown University, Dick practiced law with several firms and before joining successful startups including HomeGain.com and Apartments.com. A national fianlist for EY's 2022 Entrepenuer of the Year award, Dick currently serves as President and CEO of Envoy Global, leading the team that seeks to modernize the immigration process for companies and their employees.

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Anne Walsh

Practicing exclusively in immigration law, Anne is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates in Chicago where she counsels clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations and their foreign national employees. In addition to her employment-based practice, Anne represents individuals pursuing immigration benefits through family relationships. Anne earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School with distinction for pro bono service.

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Addie Hogan

For nearly two decades, Addie has been dedicated to advising clients on all aspects of US-based business immigration law and moving foreign talent worldwide. As a Founding Partner of the San Francisco-based firm, Corporate Immigration Partners, Addie manages teams of attorneys and paralegals providing services to clients in a wide range of industries. She holds the designation of Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) and has been recognized by Super Lawyers for pro bono service. Addie received her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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Nancy Sandifer Barillaro

Nancy began her career as an immigration paralegal then earned her law degree at Santa Clara University School of Law. She has served as an immigration Attorney for the non-profit, International Institute of the East Bay, and has provided counsel to the business community on complex immigration issues including drafting legal briefs, researching case law, and gathering evidence. Now as Executive Director of The Rise Foundation by Envoy, Inc., Nancy is fulfilling her passion of serving low-income individuals and families as they navigate the U.S. immigration system.