Our Team

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

Kelvin Banks

Senior Manager

Dr. Banks works primarily on the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) initiative. He was formerly the Director of Pretrial Services for Harris County, Texas, where he guided his department in providing accurate and timely information to the courts to inform pretrial release decisions, promote compliance with court orders and court appearances among people released pretrial, and support community well-being and safety. Dr. Banks was previously the Director of Pretrial Services for the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan in Detroit (Wayne County) and served for many years as a Clinical Probation Officer. He was formerly an adjunct faculty member for Baker College (Michigan), where he developed and taught courses in criminal justice, human services, and psychology. Dr. Banks was inducted into Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice Wall of Fame in 2015 for his distinguished efforts in the field. He holds a doctorate in social work from the University of Southern California, a master’s in social work from Wayne State University, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University.

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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