Staff Directory

Administration

Bob Simmons, JD — Executive Director

Christopher Brown – Director of Administration
A.J. Klein — Administrative Office Assistant

Children’s Legal Services

Children’s Defense Team (CDT)

Colleen Mullan, JD, MSW – Director of Children’s Defense
Laura Anderson, JD – Staff Attorney, Mental Health
Jamila Brockett, MPA– Program Assistant
Martin Cooper — Investigator
Staisha Hamilton, MSW – Social Worker
T.L. Larry,  JD – Staff Attorney
Breanne Mercer, JD – Staff Attorney
Christine Miller-Clarke, JD – Staff Attorney
Veronika Sykorova, JD – Staff Attorney

Custody Advocacy Program (CAP)

Ashley Neal, JD –Director of Custody Advocacy
Heather Lowman — Legal Assistant
Kira McCrary – Program Assistant
Ann Sanders, JD – Staff Attorney
Catherine Smith, JD – Staff Attorney
Peggy Thies, JD – Staff Attorney
Patti Tutone, JD — Staff Attorney

Individual Advocacy Team (IAT)

Heather Johnson, JD, MSW – Director of Individual Advocacy
Ellen Hamrick, JD – Staff Attorney
Kathleen Hutson, MSW – Social Worker
Stephanie Klitsch, JD – Asst. Director of Individual Advocacy
Caitlin Whalan, JD – Staff Attorney
Ilana Yanku  — Program Assistant

Communication and Marketing

LuAnn Ritsema – Director of Communication and Marketing

Development

Amy Tribble – Director of Development
Taylor Boyles – Assistant Director of Development
Nancy Mulholland – Development Associate

Research and Policy

Emily Tamilin, MA – Director of Research and Policy
Jaimelee Behrendt-Mihalski, MA – Policy Advocate
Kriti Yadav, MPH – Research Associate

Volunteer Programs

Please direct inquiries about volunteer opportunities, including participation in our Custody Advocacy Volunteer Program, to volunteer@cfcrights.org.  Coordination of these programs is currently handled by volunteers who work on a part-time basis.

Volunteer Coordinators

Laura McCready, JD – Custody Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator
Sara Holderness, JD – Custody Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator


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