Our Team

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

Kristen Persaud

Operations Assistant

Kristen Persaud is an Operations Assistant at CEPP, where she brings her enthusiasm for task and project management to her role. Ms. Persaud supports the planning, management, production and post-production of events, particularly virtual events, and provides general administrative support to CEPP’s Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research initiative.

Ms. Persaud’s prior professional and academic experience ranges from public service to nonprofit administration to client relations. Her work in the nonprofit community has focused on racial equity, global public health, and women’s empowerment. Ms. Persaud received a BA in multimedia journalism and political science from Florida Atlantic University and an MA in intelligence and international security, with a specialization on the Middle East peace process, from the prestigious King’s College London.

Our Team

Aaron Butler

Program Manager, Racial Equity

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

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

Traci Fredrikson

Program Manager

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