Our Team

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

Samuel Steed

Operations Assistant

Samuel Steed is an Operations Assistant at CEPP, where he provides logistical and technical support to the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research initiative. Mr. Steed is responsible for managing the registration, execution, and evaluation of virtual events and trainings.

Prior to joining CEPP, Mr. Steed spent two years as the Communications and Network Outreach Associate at Mass Mentoring Partnership, where he provided support to the organization’s communications, logistics, and youth development efforts. He has a long history of volunteering for human rights and criminal justice system reform, including serving as Amnesty International U.S.A.’s Virginia Legislative Coordinator for three years. Mr. Steed holds a BA in government and Chinese studies from the College of William and Mary.

Our Team

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

Elizabeth Hidalgo

Program Assistant

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

Troy Hatfield

Senior Manager

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