Meet Our Partners

Lisa Hutchinson, Ph.D.

Lisa Hutchinson
CCAS Project Director
American Institutes for Research

Katie Penkoff, Ph.D.

Katie Penkoff
Deputy Director, Curriculum Development
American Institutes for Research

Cassy Blakely, M.A.

Cassy Blakely
Deputy Director, Training and Technical Assistance
American Institutes for Research

Roger Jarjoura, Ph.D.

Roger Jarjoura
Senior Advisor
American Institutes for Research

Simon Gonsoulin, M.Ed.

Simon Gonsoulin
Senior Advisor
American Institutes for Research

Mark Ferrante, B.S.

Mark Ferrante
Certificate Program Coordinator
American Institutes for Research

Okori Christopher, M.S.

Okori Christopher
Project Technology Specialist
American Institutes for Research

Deborah Grant, M.A.

Deborah Grant
Project Manager
American Institutes for Research

Kenya Roy, B.S.

Kenya Roy
Curriculum Development Coordinator
American Institutes for Research

Manolya Tanyu, Ph.D.

Manolya Tanyu
Evaluation Consultant
American Institutes for Research

Felice Trirogoff, M.A.

Felice Trirogoff
Communications Specialist
American Institutes for Research

Jennifer Reed, B.S.

Jennifer Reed
Technical Assistance Support Specialist 
American Institutes for Research

Kathleen Edmunds Cyr, B.S.

Kathleen Edmunds Cyr
Executive Assistant
American Institutes for Research

Jeffrey Ajufo, M.A.

Jeffrey Ajufo
Research Associate
American Institutes for Research

Ryan Shands, IOTS

Ryan Shands
Program Compliance Specialist
American Institutes for Research

Nancy Velasco, M.A.

Nancy Velasco
Senior Technical Assistance Consultant
American Institutes for Research

Brianna Cunniff, B.S

Brianna Cunniff
Research Associate Intern
American Institutes for Research

Jenni Fipaza, Ph.D.

Jenni Fipaza
Senior Communication Specialist
American Institutes for Research

Barbara Broman, M.A.

Barbara Broman
Managing Director
American Institutes for Research

Katherine Gross, MPaff

Katherine Gross
Research Associate
American Institutes for Research

John Kochanek, B.S

John Kochanek
Research Assistant
American Institutes for Research

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

  • Tina Borner, Program Manager, State Relations and Assistance Division
  • Nicole McCrae, Program Manager, State Relations and Assistance Division

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

  • Michael Umpierre, Director 

  • Macon Stewart, Deputy Director, Multi-System Operations 

  • Shay Bilchik, Founder and Director Emeritus  

  • Alexandra Miller, Program Manager, 

  • Alexander Perry, Communications  

  • Victoria Chamberlin, Program Manager  

CJJA The Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators

Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) 

  • Mike Dempsey 

  • Wendi Davis 

  • Diane McLevege

  • Stephanie Vetter

  • Natalie Walker

Youth MOVE

  • Johanna Bergan, Executive Director 

  • Kristin Thorp, Youth Program Director 

  • Victoria Eckert, Operations Director  

OJJDP Approved CCAS Subject Matter Experts

  • Meg Williams

  • Sharon Pette

  • Laurie Elliott

NPJS

  • Michael Jones, Managing Director 

  • Wayne Bear