Our Team

We are more than community based, we are part of it.

About 70% of our staff members live in Lawndale. We know its people, its history, and its strengths and are committed to helping it thrive.

Cliff Nellis

Executive Director

Cathryn Crawford

Litigation Director

Carlos Monzon

Director of Finance

Dr. Dennis Deer

Vice President of Organizational Health & Management

Dawn Ruzich

Vice President of Research & Development

Legal

Brendan Epton

Investigator

Chris Tinsley

Staff Attorney

Cristina Law Merriman

Staff Attorney

Dontel T. Crowder

Staff Attorney

Erica Mail

Staff Attorney

Jessica Gingold

Staff Attorney

KaDarryl Bell

Case Coordinator

Kelsey Burgess

Staff Attorney

Laura Hardwicke

Staff Attorney

Sophia Lau

Staff Attorney

Outreach

Maurice Harris

Outreach Director

Shanika Brown

Outreach Supervisor

Andrew Brooks

Outreach Worker

Darnell Woods

Outreach Worker

Gerral Davis

Outreach Worker

Henry Lovelady

Outreach Worker

John Racasi

Outreach Worker

Marvin Harris

Outreach Worker

Napoleon English

Outreach Worker

Tiaira Thomas

Project Assistant

Case Managers

Carli Taylor

Case Manager Supervisor

Anthony Brown

Case Manager

Darrin Brown

Case Manager

Diana Glende

Case Manager

Heather Saunders

Case Manager

Steven Space

Case Manager

Kilopatria Sims

Case Manager

Administrative

Aneesa Patwary

Data Analyst

James Horstman

Accountant

Kenneth Simon

Accountant

Luis Silva

Facilities

Markeita Johnson

Office Manager

Tomas Ramirez

Lead Trainer and Restorative Justice Practitioner