Our Team

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

Erica King

Senior Manager

Erica King is a Senior Manager at CEPP, where she directs gender justice initiatives that are part of CEPP’s National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW). Ms. King focuses on addressing the unique needs of impacted women across the justice system, including pretrial justice, sentencing, corrections, and community supervision. She delivers technical assistance to jurisdictions and agencies with a focus on evidence-based, gender-responsive approaches and creates resources to help the field better understand the implications for women who are involved in the criminal justice system.

Prior to joining CEPP, Ms. King worked for two decades as a Senior Policy Associate at Muskie School of Public Service, directing a results-focused portfolio aimed at improving the opportunity landscape for emerging adults. She is an alumnus of the Applied Leadership Network of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and an adjunct faculty at Colby College. She has coauthored policy briefs, evaluations, and interventions aimed at creating whole people and communities. Ms. King has a master of social work from University of Southern Maine and serves as a policy leader across hyper-local and national initiatives.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Director

Anke Mann

Associate Director

Awinna Martinez

Program Manager

Cherrie Smith-Raines

Operations Manager

Denise Symdon

Senior Manager

Dr. Kelvin L. Banks

Senior Manager

Edith Han

Digital Manager

Erica King

Senior Manager

Holly Ziemer

Director of Communications

Jenna Mackey

Program Manager

Jessica Ireland

Senior Manager

Keilah Joyner

Program Associate

Kristen Persaud

Operations Assistant

Lakisha Fisher

Program Manager

Leilah Gilligan

Director

Marilyn Van Dieten

Senior Advisor

Matt Alsdorf

Associate Director

Melanie Breault

Communications Manager

Orleny Rojas

Senior Manager

Richard Stroker

Director

Samuel Steed

Operations Assistant

Spike Bradford

Communications Manager

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

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