Our Team

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

Jessica Ireland

Senior Manager

Jessica Ireland is a Senior Manager at CEPP. She provides technical assistance to jurisdictions across the country that are working to improve their pretrial systems and supports the implementation of the Public Safety Assessment (PSA).

Ms. Ireland is a national expert on pretrial services programs, collaboration in the criminal legal system, and implementation of sustainable and effective pretrial system improvements. She was the Pretrial Services Program Manager for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where she spearheaded efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of pretrial screening, release, and supervision practices. Highlights included working collaboratively with justice system stakeholders to move from a resource- to a risk-based system of release, successful implementation and validation of the PSA, and the development of a graduated response to violations framework. Under her leadership, Mecklenburg County Pretrial Services became the first stand-alone jurisdiction to receive national accreditation from the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies. She holds a BA in sociology, a BS in criminal justice, and an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Director

Anke Mann

Associate Director

Cherrie Smith-Raines

Operations Manager

Cynthia Mausser

Senior Manager

Denise Symdon

Senior Manager

Dr. Kelvin L. Banks

Associate Director

Edith Han

Digital Manager

Elizabeth Hidalgo

Program Assistant

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 Kursun

Communications Manager

Orleny Rojas

Senior Manager, Racial Equity

Richard Stroker

Director

Samuel Steed

Operations Assistant

Spike Bradford

Communications Manager

Tanya Anderson

Associate Director

Tara Boh Blair

Senior Manager

Troy Hatfield

Senior Manager

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