Staff Directory

Administration

Bob Simmons, J.D. — Executive Director

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

Children’s Legal Services

Children’s Defense Team (CDT)

Mitchell Feld, J.D. – Director of Children’s Defense
Laura Anderson, J.D. – Staff Attorney, Mental Health
Jamila Brockett, M.P.A.– Program Assistant
Martin Cooper — Investigator
Staisha Hamilton, M.S.W. – Social Worker
T.L. Larry,  J.D. – Staff Attorney
Breanne Mercer, J.D., – Staff Attorney
Christine Miller-Clarke, J.D. – Staff Attorney
Colleen Mullan, J.D., M.S.W. – Staff Attorney
Veronika Sykorova, J.D. – Staff Attorney

Custody Advocacy Program (CAP)

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

Individual Advocacy Team (IAT)

Heather Johnson, J.D., M.S.W. – Director of Individual Advocacy
April Adeeyo, J.D. – Staff Attorney
Ellen Hamrick, J.D. – Staff Attorney
Kathleen Hutson, M.S.W – Social Worker
Stephanie Klitsch, J.D. – Asst. Director of Individual Advocacy
Caitlin Whalan, J.D. – 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, M.A. – Director of Research and Policy
Jaimelee Behrendt-Mihalski – Policy Advocate
Kriti Yadav – 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, J.D. – Custody Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator
Sara Holderness, J.D. – Custody Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator


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