Our Team

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

Spike Bradford

Communications Manager

Spike Bradford is the Communications Manager for the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) initiative. He has served in a variety of research, analysis, and communications roles for nonprofit organizations focused on the criminal justice system, including the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI), Justice Policy Institute (JPI), and Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). He also worked in the research branch of the State of Hawaiʻi Department of the Attorney General and as a consultant for several leading criminal justice system policy and advocacy organizations. Mr. Bradford holds a master of arts in sociology (criminology) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a master of education from Bowling Green State University.

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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