Mauricio Alvarez
Mauricio Alvarez
Research Associate
James Avery
James Avery
Assistant Director of Technology & Product
Amy Bach
Amy Bach
Executive Director and President
Matt Bernius
Matt Bernius
Lead UX Researcher
Keturah Bixby
Keturah Bixby
Data Wrangler
Andrew Branch
Andrew Branch
Director of Technology & Product
Jennie Brooks
Jennie Brooks
Data Outreach Manager
Stephen Byrne
Stephen Byrne
Senior Developer
Rachel Casper
Rachel Casper
Legal Research Assistant
Shelby Davis
Shelby Davis
Data Outreach Associate
Mason DeLang
Mason DeLang
Senior Data Scientist
Gipsy Escobar
Gipsy Escobar
Director of Research & Analytics
Scott Gary
Scott Gary
Helpdesk Technician and Mac Administrator
Joe Hale
Joe Hale
Senior Developer
Nathan Hawke
Nathan Hawke
Legal Research Assistant
Jalon Howard
Jalon Howard
Data Assessment Specialist
Robert Hutchison
Robert Hutchison
Senior Research Fellow
Mary Ashton Inglis
Mary Ashton Inglis
Software Developer
David Kilmer
David Kilmer
Lead Developer/Architect
Josh Kramer
Josh Kramer
Senior Web Developer
Nathan LeMahieu
Nathan LeMahieu
Research Associate
Hillary Livingston
Hillary Livingston
Research Fellow
Fiona Maazel
Fiona Maazel
Director of Communications
David Markakis
David Markakis
Data Quality Analyst
Laura Mutis
Laura Mutis
Research Associate
Lauren McQueen Pearce
Lauren McQueen Pearce
Data Outreach Manager
Mikaela Rabinowitz
Mikaela Rabinowitz
California State Director
Winnie Sachdev
Winnie Sachdev
Legal Research Assistant
Samantha J. Silver
Samantha J. Silver
Director of Operations
Steve Spiker
Steve Spiker
Data Evangelist
Elyssa Spitzer
Elyssa Spitzer
Senior Legal Researcher
Lori Szalay
Lori Szalay
HR/Office Manager, Exec. Assistant
Sema Taheri
Sema Taheri
Senior Research Fellow
Charles Teese
Charles Teese
Senior Security Engineer
Jenna Testa
Jenna Testa
Legal Research Assistant
Dominic Testino
Dominic Testino
Legal Research Assistant
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
Research Assistant
Amanda Valtierra
Amanda Valtierra
Data Outreach Associate
Raelynn Walker
Raelynn Walker
Research Associate
Lenene Williams
Lenene Williams
Data Outreach Associate
Robert Wojtanowicz
Robert Wojtanowicz
Data and Tech Outreach Associate

Board of Directors

The board is a governing body responsible for devising policies and procedures that support best practices for MFJ. Our board comprises some of the best thinkers out there on the subject of legal reform and policy. Current Directors include:

Amy Bach
Amy Bach
Executive Director and President, MFJ
Rosemary Barkett
Rosemary Barkett
Iran-United States
Claims Tribunal
Richard J. Morello
Richard J. Morello
Family Reach Foundation and Aptus Health
Edwin G. Schallert
Edwin G. Schallert
Debevoise & Plimpton
Partner
Justin Erlich
Justin Erlich
Vice President of Strategy, Policy & Legal at Voyage
David Shipley
David Shipley
Bloomberg View

Methods and Measurement Council

The Methods and Measurement Council comprises some of the brightest and most talented people in the field of criminal justice research and measurement who help revise and ratify MFJ’s measures, which were originally developed by MFJ’s Data Council. Current Methods and Measurement Council members include:

Christopher Fisher
Chief Strategic Advisor, Seattle Police Department
Brian Johnson
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park
Jim Parsons
Vice President and Research Director, Vera Institute of Justice, New York
Andres F. Rengifo
Associate Professor and M.A. Program Director, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark
Jessica Saunders
Senior Criminologist, RAND Corporation, Los Angeles
Don Stemen, Council Chair
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago
Min Xie
Associate Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park

Benchmarking Council

The Benchmarking Council is a senior advisory group comprised of well-known and highly respected criminologists, all of whom have had an important impact on criminal justice theory and practice in the past few decades. The group also includes a member who pioneered the field of pain measurement in medicine. The Benchmarking Council vets MFJ's measures and methodology, but the main focus of their work is on devising ways to help people better understand what the data mean. To this end, they are developing benchmarks MFJ will test with stakeholders across all our states. Current Benchmarking Council members include:

Todd Clear, Council Chair
Distinguished Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark
Bob Dworkin
Professor, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester
Michael Jacobson
Executive Director, Institute for State & Local Governance at the City University of New York
Jim Lynch
Professor and Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park
Mona Lynch
Professor, School of Ecology, University of California, Irvine
Greg Ridgeway
Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
William Sabol
Vice President, Westat, Rockville, Maryland
Cassia Spohn
Foundation Professor and Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, Phoenix

Data Council

The Data Council, established in 2011, was comprised of measurement experts with diverse expertise in the judicial system (experts on the judiciary, the bench, indigent defense, race in the courts, etc.) who helped isolate useful indicators of system performance and from them developed MFJ’s initial set of measures. Data Council members included:

Amy Bach
Executive Director and President, MFJ
John Chisholm
District Attorney, Milwaukee County
Derek Coursen
Director of Planning & Informatics, Public Health Solutions, New York
Gipsy Escobar
Director of Research & Analytics, MFJ
Margaret A. Gressens
Research Director, North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS), Durham, NC
Ingo Keilitz
Court Metrics, Williamsburg, VA (former Senior Justice Reform Specialist at the World Bank and former Vice-President of the National Center for State Courts)
Jim Parsons
Vice President and Research Director, Vera Institute of Justice, New York
Don Stemen
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago
Valerie West
Assistant Director, John Jay College, New York

Advisory Committee

The MFJ Advisory Committee provides crucial strategic guidance for the organization with a particular focus on fundraising and developing a model to expand the Measures and generate revenue.

Lenny Mendonca
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Josh Knauer
President and CEO of Rhiza, Pittsburgh, PA
Josh Mailman
Philanthropist and Founder of Social Venture Network, New York
Ellen Miller
Cofounder, Sunlight Foundation, Washington, DC
Richard J. Morello
Family Reach Foundation and Aptus Health

California Advisory Council

To assist its efforts in California and ensure that they are responsive to local issues, MFJ has formed an Advisory Council comprised of respected stakeholders from and experts on the California criminal justice system (judiciary, law enforcement, public defender, prosecution, administrative offices of the courts, academics, etc.).

The Council will support MFJ’s California work by: helping with outreach out to data owners; sharing key thoughts and concerns regarding the data and Measures; speaking on behalf of the constituencies it represents and; serving as a liaison, answering questions others may have about Measures for Justice.

Jim Bueermann
President, Police Foundation
Justin Erlich
Vice President of Strategy, Policy & Legal at Voyage
Harlan G. Grossman
Judge, Ret., Contra Costa County Superior Court
Emily Putnam-Hornstein
Director, Children’s Data Network & Associate Professor, USC School of Social Work
Stephanie L. James
Chief, San Joaquin County Probation
Tracy Macuga
Chief Defender Santa Barbara County Public Defenders Office
James P. Mayer
President and CEO, California Forward
Lenny Mendonca
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Kevin O’Connell
Owner, O’Connell Research, Inc
Steve Raphael
Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Bryan L. Sykes
Assistant Professor, Criminology, Law & Society, UCI School of Social Ecology