Our Team

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

Holly Ziemer

Director of Communications

Holly Ziemer is the Director of Communications for CEPP and supports the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) initiative. She has served as Director of Communications at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, at the Center for Victims of Torture, at the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition, and for Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III.  She has a background in journalism, having worked as an associate producer for several PBS Frontline documentaries produced at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and has written for the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register.  Ms. Ziemer holds an undergraduate degree in speech communication and rhetoric from the University of Minnesota and a master of arts in print journalism from the University of Southern California.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Director

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

Madeline (Mimi) Carter

Principal

Marilyn Van Dieten

Senior Advisor

Matt Alsdorf

Associate Director

Richard Stroker

Director

Supreet Minhas

Program Associate

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

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