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.


Executive Team

Cliff Nellis

Executive Director

Amy Campanelli

Vice President of Restorative Justice

Dawn Ruzich

Vice President of Research & Development

Matthew McFarland

Vice President of Procedural Justice and Residential Workforce Development


Director of Human Resources & Administration

Director of Finance

Dr. Dennis Deer, PhD

Vice President of Organizational Health & Management

Director of Holistic Social Services

Tomas Ramirez

Director of Restorative Practices

Mark Lewis

Director of Holistic Legal Services

Nathaniel Jimmy” Gaither

Restorative Justice Hub Director

Community Release with support

Samantha Matthews

Program Director for the Community Release with Support

Christopher Cerda

Intake Client Support Specialist

Leo Baylor

Community Client Support Specialist

Genia Palmer-Stone

Data Entry Specialist

Alesisia Cobb

Community Client Support Specialist


LeVelle Brown

Community Client Support Specialist

Daryl Pierce

CRwS Community and Engagement Supervisor

Darold Wicker

Community Client Support Specialist

Fredrick Dennis

Data Entry Specialist

Carla Kundert

Procedural Justice Data and Quality Supervisor

Janiya Tillman 

Intake Client Support Specialist

Carmella Williams

 Housing Coordinator 


Brooke Troutman

Juvenile Holistic Defense Attorney

Brooke Winterhalter

Holistic Defense Attorney

Dontel T. Crowder

Holistic Defense Attorney

Jack Saletta

Equal Justice Works Fellow Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis and Aon 

Elaina Sauber


Thomas Stopka

Emerging Adult Legal Team Supervisor

Laura Reichel

Holistic Defense Attorney

Shannon Glover

Diversion Attorney

Maria Morales

Emerging Adult Holistic Defense Attorney

Heidi Hornemann

Emerging Adult Holistic Defense Attorney

Merrik Campagna


Arsema Tesfai



Napoleon English

Outreach Team Lead

Jewgrante Abraham

 Outreach Worker

Mack Thomas

Outreach Worker

Marvin Harris

Outreach Worker

Migelan Almore

Outreach Worker

Case Management

Diana Glende

Supervisor of Juvenile Diversion

KaDarryl Bell

North Lawndale Case Manager

Jimalle Ridley

Juvenile Case Manager

Kilopatria Sims

Case Manager

Reanna Young

Juvenile Case Manager

Patrick Daniels

Emerging Adult Case Manager

Maria George

Emerging Adult Case Manager

Liliana Ortiz

Emerging Adult Case Manager

Restorative Justice

Anthony Young

Restorative Justice Practitioner

research and Development

Jerry Kaufman, PhD

Research and Evaluation Manager

Sherrie Robinson

Executive Project Manager


TeNia Hutcherson

Accounting Manager

Andrea Bojorquez

Accounts Payable Staff Accountant

Martha Oyorzabal

Staff Grant Accountant

Human Resources

Antoinette Arnold

Human Resources Coordinator