Our Team

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

Leilah Gilligan

Director

Ms. Gilligan is responsible for overseeing the organization’s administrative, accounting, and logistics functions. Ms. Gilligan is also a senior program staff member, and currently serves as the Project Manager for the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) initiative. She has served as an author, contributor, and editor of numerous CEPP publications on topics including sexual assault, system collaboration, and probation and parole supervision. Her work in the criminal justice field has focused primarily on issues of violence against women, supervision of people involved in the justice system, and violations decision making. Prior to joining CEPP, Ms. Gilligan supervised and provided crisis counseling to people in a community corrections setting and worked on an initiative to offer enhanced training to judges on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Ms. Gilligan holds bachelor of arts degrees in English and in criminology and criminal justice and a master of arts degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Gilligan began her career with CEPP in 1996.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Director

Anke Mann

Chief Financial Officer

Cherrie Smith-Raines

Operations 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

Orleny Rojas

Senior Manager

Richard Stroker

Director

Supreet Minhas

Program Associate

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

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