Our Team

Our team is built on individuals with various backgrounds in the criminal justice field.

Denise Symdon

Senior Manager

Previously, Ms. Symdon worked for over 30 years in the criminal justice field in Wisconsin, serving in a variety of positions, including Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections; Assistant Administrator, Division of Adult Institutions; and Regional Chief and Assistant Regional Chief, Division of Community Corrections. She also served as Interstate Compact Specialist for Dane County, and acted as liaison to the Dane County Jail, Courts, and Alternatives to Incarceration Program. Ms. Symdon received her bachelor of arts degree with a double major—social work and behavioral science and law—from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Senior Associate

Anke Mann

Chief Financial Officer

Cherrie Smith-Raines

Administrative Manager

Denise Symdon

Senior Manager

Edith Han

Digital Manager

Holly Ziemer

Director of Communications

Jenna Mackey

Program Associate

Jessica Ireland

Senior Manager

Keilah Joyner

Program Assistant

Kelvin Banks

Senior Manager

LaWanda Johnson

Communications Manager

Leilah Gilligan

Director of Operations

Madeline (Mimi) Carter

Principal

Marilyn Van Dieten

Senior Advisor

Matt Alsdorf

Senior Advisor

Richard Stroker

Senior Associate

Supreet Minhas

Program Associate

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

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