Our Team

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

Melanie Breault

Communications Manager

Ms. Breault is responsible for guiding and implementing CEPP’s strategy for external communications, documenting CEPP’s work for and with various audiences, identifying funding opportunities, and leading CEPP’s proposal writing efforts. Ms. Breault has served as a social justice communications professional for years, supporting nonprofit organizations to build their profiles and expand their reach to new audiences. Prior to joining CEPP, Ms. Breault handled all internal and external communications needs for the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD), a member-led organization of community groups across New York City building community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers. She also supported and facilitated the communications needs of its member groups and coalitions. Ms. Breault holds a master of science in urban policy and leadership from Hunter College’s Urban Policy and Planning program and a bachelor of arts in journalism from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Director

Anke Mann

Associate Director

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 Associate

Kelvin Banks

Senior Manager

Leilah Gilligan

Director

Marilyn Van Dieten

Senior Advisor

Matt Alsdorf

Associate Director

Melanie Breault

Communications Manager

Orleny Rojas

Senior Manager

Richard Stroker

Director

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

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