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

Asha Grayson, JD

Restorative Justice Hub Director

Cathryn Crawford

Director of Holistic Legal Services

Carlos Monzon

Director of Finance

Dr. Dennis Deer, PhD

Vice President of Organizational Health & Management

Dawn Ruzich

Vice President of Research & Development

Director of Human Resources & Administration

Director of Holistic Social Services

Legal

Anya Parfenoff

Staff Attorney

Brendan Epton

Investigator

Brooke Winterhalter

Staff Attorney

Diversion Attorney

Daniel Rust

Paralegal

Dontel T. Crowder

Staff Attorney

Elaina Sauber

Paralegal

Jenny Hurwitz

Staff Attorney

Laura Hardwicke

Staff Attorney

Laura Reichel

Staff Attorney

Michelle Sieger

Staff Attorney

Outreach

Shanika Brown

Outreach Supervisor

Andrew Brooks

Outreach Worker

Darnell Woods

Outreach Worker

Henry Lovelady

Outreach Worker

Mack Thomas

Outreach Worker

Marlan Harris

Outreach Worker

Marvin Harris

Outreach Worker

Napoleon English

Outreach Worker

Case Managers

Carli Taylor

Case Manager Supervisor

Diana Glende

Case Manager Supervisor

Anthony Brown

Case Manager

Antoinette Perkins

Emerging Adult Case Manager

Carnell Jarrell II

Prosecution Case Manager

Darrin Brown

Case Manager

Diamond Texas

Case Manager

Heather Saunders

Case Manager

John Racasi

Intake Case Manager

KaDarryl Bell

North Lawndale Case Manager

Precious Aaron

Emerging Adult Case Manager

Steven Space

Case Manager

Kilopatria Sims

Case Manager

Administrative

Aneesa Patwary

Data Analyst

James Horstman

Accountant

Jerry Kaufman

Research and Evaluation Manager

Karen Kopf

Grant Writer

Luis Silva

Facilities Manager

Tomas Ramirez

Lead Trainer and Restorative Justice Practitioner