Our Team

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

Lakisha Fisher

Program Manager

Lakisha Fisher formerly served as the Pretrial Release Coordinator of Grant County Court Services, Indiana, where she guided the development and implementation of effective pretrial practice and policy. In her role as the Pretrial Release Coordinator, she served on the Indiana State Pretrial Committee and the Pretrial Education Subcommittee, where she helped develop education material and trainings for pretrial agencies, stakeholders, and the judiciary across Indiana. Ms. Fisher also assisted the Indiana Office of Court Services in helping other counties establish pretrial release programs in accordance with Criminal Rule 26, and she facilitated a race-responsive program within Grant County Court Services to culturally address the needs of African American men involved in the criminal justice system. In 2020, Ms. Fisher was appointed to the Indiana Commission for Race and Gender Fairness. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology/criminal Justice and a master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in criminal justice.

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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