Meet the Staff at Metro Justice!

Colin O'Malley


Organizing Director
(716) 400-6287

Colin has been senior staff at Metro Justice since late 2010 and has helped to guide the organization's growth through the Occupy Movement, the foreclosure crisis, Fight for $15, and our recent long-term strategic planning process. He began organizing for social and economic justice at 17 as part of the Buffalo Activist Network, which organized against corporate globalization.  Since then he has organized for workers rights with Buffalo Jobs with Justice organizing high school students, as a regional organizer for United Students Against Sweatshops, a Justice for Janitors campaign at the University at Buffalo, and organized public housing tenants into Buffalo Tenants United.  He spent 2007 in Argentina learning from the Recuperated Factories Movement, and brings much of his inspiration from the movements of Argentina to his work in Rochester with Metro Justice.

Andrew Thomas


Fundraising and Membership Director

Andrew is a former middle and high school social studies teacher and adjunct professor who changed careers to practice the kind of civic engagement that he has been preaching to students for years.  Andrew was a volunteer on the Metro Justice Education Campaign, along with other non-profit organizations, prior to coming to work for Metro Justice.

Talia Gonzalez


Fight for 15 Organizer

[Bio coming soon]

Eamonn Scanlon


Lead Education Organizer

Eamonn graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Law (2005). After working at Workers United as a researcher and organizer in Rochester, NY for several years he went to the University of Michigan where he received his Masters in Public Policy (2012). Eamonn is an obsessive baseball fan, occasional runner, and recently converted vegetarian. He strives every day to be the change he wants to see in the world. 

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  • commented 2016-04-06 13:52:44 -0400
    Team highly qualified to face any kind of situation. Very cool! Fernanda Haten do Trader Esportivo
  • commented 2016-02-29 22:05:55 -0500
    Hi, I was at the Rally last week at the school board and wanted to touch base with the two girls that were volunteering there that live in Gates, NY.

    If someone can please have them reach out to me that would be awesome.
    MY name is Michelle Metallo and they can email me at



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