Our Team

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

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

Ms. Anderson was formerly the Pretrial Services Coordinator for the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, providing technical assistance and training for pretrial agencies, the judiciary, and criminal justice stakeholders throughout Illinois. Ms. Anderson began her career in Kane County Court Services in 1989 as a youth counselor. During her tenure with Kane County, she served in various positions in pretrial release and supervision. She is a member of the National Association of Pretrial Services (NAPSA) and NAPSA Education Committee. In 2016, Ms. Anderson was appointed to the National Institute of Corrections’ Pretrial Executive Network. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in human resources, with a certificate in organizational leadership from Aurora University (Illinois).

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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