Our Team

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

Kristen Persaud

Operations Assistant

Kristen Persaud brings her enthusiasm for task and project management to her role as Operations Assistant with CEPP. Her prior professional and academic experience ranges from public service to nonprofit administration to client relations. Ms. Persaud’s work in the nonprofit community has focused on racial equity, global public health, and women’s empowerment. She received a BA in multimedia journalism and political science from Florida Atlantic University and her MA in intelligence and international security, with a specialization on the Middle East peace process, from the prestigious King’s College London.

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

Holly Ziemer

Director of Communications

Jenna Mackey

Program Associate

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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