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Lisa Foster

Co-Executive Director
Lisa Foster is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center, a retired judge and the former Director of the Office for Access to Justice at the United States Department of Justice.
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Joanna Weiss

Co-Executive Director
Joanna is the co-founder and co-executive director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center. Prior to her work at FFJC, Joanna was the Director of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
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Priya Sarathy Jones

Deputy Executive Director
Priya Sarathy Jones is the Deputy Executive Director at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. She is principally responsible for supporting the Co-Executive Directors and leading national advocacy and campaigns.
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Staff

Monica Ault

New Mexico State Director
Monica Ault is the Fines and Fees Justice Center’s New Mexico State Director. She works throughout New Mexico to advance state and local campaigns for fines and fees reform, in close …
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Estefania Brambila

Senior Administrative Assistant
Estefania is the Senior Administrative Assistant at the Fines and Fees Justice Center.
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Rachele Grieco Cole

Operations and Grants Manager
Rachele Grieco Cole is the Operations and Grants Manager at FFJC. She manages active grants andcontracts and develops and administers internal operational processes.
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Sarah Couture

Florida State Director and Senior Research Strategist
Sarah Couture is the Fines and Fees Justice Center’s Florida State Director and Senior Research Strategist. She works with community organizations, legislators, and justice system stakeholders to advocate for and advance…
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Tim Curry

Policy & Research Director
Tim Curry is the Policy & Research Director at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. Through tools, educational materials, litigation support, and strategic technical assistance, he works to empower advocates, policymakers, and anyone seeking to make change in how fines and fees are imposed.
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Amy Dixon

Chief Operating Officer
Amy Dixon is the Chief Operating Officer at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. She is principally responsible for leading FFJC’s financial management and implementing the organization’s strategic vision by translating it into a sound operational plan.
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Amber Farrell

New Mexico State Deputy Director
Amber Farrell is the New Mexico State Deputy Director for the Fines and Fees Justice Center working to advance state and local campaigns for fines and fees reform.
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Emerson Goldstein

Social Media Manager
Emerson is the Social Media Manager at FFJC, working to advance its mission through creative digital campaigns and strategies. Prior to joining FFJC, Emerson worked in digital communications at Protect …
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Antonya Jeffrey

New York State Director
Antonya Jeffrey is the New York State Director for the Fines and Fees Justice Center. She works statewide to advance local and state campaigns for fines and fees reform.
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Shanelle Johnson

Senior Policy Counsel
Shanelle Johnson is the Senior Policy Counsel at the Fines and Fees Justice Center, responsible for tracking, evaluating and developing policy and best practices for FFJC.
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Mary Mergler

National Advocacy & Campaigns Deputy Director
Mary Mergler is the National Advocacy & Campaigns Deputy Director at the Fines and Fees Justice Center.
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Felicia Montalvo

Communications Deputy Director
Felicia is the Communications Deputy Director for the Fines and Fees Justice Center where she is responsible for designing and managing the organization’s digital presence and media assets across state, …
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Leisa Moseley-Sayles

Nevada State Director
Leisa Moseley works across Nevada to advance state and local campaigns for fines and fees reform, in close collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders including advocates…
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Jessey Neves

Communications Director
Jessey Neves is the Communications Director at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. She leads the direction and oversight of a comprehensive communications strategy to advance FFJC’s campaigns for fines and fees reform.
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Tanisha Pierrette

Research Analyst
Tanisha Pierrette is a Research Analyst at the Fines and Fees Justice Center, where she translates research, pilot projects and media coverage of fines and fees reform into user-friendly guidance.
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Anna Odegaard

Senior Advocacy and Campaigns Strategist (Midwest)
Anna Odegaard is the Senior Advocacy and Campaigns Strategist for the Midwest, leading FFJC’s work in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio and supporting reform throughout the region.
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Lillian Patil

Senior Analyst, State & Local Budgets
Lillian Patil is a Senior Analyst, State & Local Budgets at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. She brings a budget and public finance lens to FFJC’s efforts at the national, state, and local levels.
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Kelsey Pirnak

New York Deputy Director
Kelsey Pirnak is the New York State Deputy Director for the Fines and Fees Justice Center. Kelsey works closely with a wide range of organizations to collaboratively garner support for local and state campaigns.
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Nick Shepack

Nevada State Deputy Director
Nick Shepack is the Fines and Fees Justice Center’s Nevada State Deputy Director. He works alongside State Director Leisa Moseley to advance state and local campaigns for fines and fees reform.
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Advisory Board

Peter Edelman

Advisory Board
Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is faculty director of …
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Jason Ehrich

Advisory Board
Jason Ehrich is the former Senior Vice President of Audience Development and Partnerships for FOX News.
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Alexes Harris

Advisory Board
Alexes Harris, Ph.D., is the Presidential Term Professor and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Dr. Harris’ work has spanned the criminal justice system, including juvenile justice, case …
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Juliene James

Advisory Board
Juliene James is Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures. Julie develops and executes investment strategies to reform community supervision, prisons, reintegration, and fines and fees and advance values …
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Miriam Krinsky

Advisory Board
Miriam Krinsky has a unique combination of skills and expertise that enable her to lead Fair and Just Prosecution and serve as a resource for newly elected prosecutors. She previously …
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William R. Maurer

Advisory Board
William Maurer is the Managing Attorney of the Washington office of the Institute for Justice. He was the lead counsel in a class action challenge the use of tickets to …
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Karol Mason

Advisory Board
Over the course of her long career, John Jay College President Karol V. Mason has been a legal pioneer and an exceptional voice for equality, fairness, and criminal justice reform. …
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Marq Mitchell

Advisory Board
Marq Mitchell is the founder and executive director of Chainless Change.
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Cortney Sanders

Advisory Board
Cortney Sanders is Policy Analyst for the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions initiative, and previously served as Senior Manager of State and Policy Analysis at the Center on Budget and …
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Jeffrey Selbin

Advisory Board
Jeffrey Selbin is a clinical professor of law and directs the Policy Advocacy Clinic. From 2014 to 2017, Selbin served as co-faculty director of the Henderson Center for Social Justice, and from …
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