Staff

Leadership

Jim Burch

Jim Burch

President
Amanda Burstein

Amanda Burstein, MPA, PMP

Director of National Programs
Jane Dorsey

Jane Dorsey

Director of Finance and Administration
Tamara Martin

Tamara Dudley

Director of Donor Relations & Engagement
Jane Mott-Palmer

Jane Mott-Palmer

Chief of Staff
Frank Straub

Frank Straub, Ph.D.

Director of Mass Violence Response Studies
Travis Taniguchi

Travis Taniguchi, Ph.D.

Director of Research
Michael Valenti

Michael Valenti

Executive Director of Business Strategies
Virgil Young

Virgil Young, Jr.

International Programs Director
Jennifer Zeunik

Jennifer Zeunik, MPA

Director of Local Programs

Operations

Sarita Hill Coletrane

Sarita Hill Coletrane

Human Resources and Operations Manager
Elizabeth Fontaine

Elizabeth Fontaine

Senior Accounting Manager
Tony McCain

Tony McCain, MBA

Grants and Contracts Manager
Scarlett Ojeda

Scarlett Ojeda

Finance Assistant
Trenay Evans

Trenay Wren-Evans

Administrative Coordinator

Research

Karen Amendola

Karen L. Amendola, Ph.D.

Chief Behavioral Scientist
Rob Davis

Robert C. Davis

Chief Social Scientist
Katherine Hoogesteyn

Katherine Hoogesteyn, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate
Eiryn Renouard

Eiryn Renouard

Research Assistant
Travis Riddle

Travis Riddle, Ph.D.

Research Data Scientist
Maria Valdovinos Olson

Maria Valdovinos Olson, M.A.

Senior Research Associate
Heather Vovak

Heather Vovak, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate
Hannah Wu

Hannah Xiaoyun Wu, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Programs

Rebecca Benson

Rebecca Benson

Senior Project Associate
Dominique Burton

Dominique Burton

Project Associate
Brett Cowell

Brett Cowell, M.A.

Senior Project Associate
Dean Esserman

Dean M. Esserman, J.D.

Senior Counselor
Ben Gorban

Ben Gorban, M.S.

Senior Project Associate
Rick Haake

Richard Haake

Regional Manager
Elyse Hansen

Elyse Hansen

Project Coordinator
Alan Hughes

Alan Hughes

Project Associate
Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson

Project Associate
Alonso Mendez

Alonso Mendez

Regional Manager
Danielle Parsons

Danielle Parsons, M.S.

Program Specialist, Operations and Finance
Lorena Singer

Lorena Singer

Regional Manager
Sarah Vanselow

Sarah Vanselow

Project Associate
Kerry Yerico

Kerry Yerico, M.S.

Senior Program Manager