Upclose with members

Our UpClose series invites members to participate in a short conversation about highlights of their work, meaningful experiences related to criminal justice, and CCJ’s value to the field.

UpClose With Ekow Yankah

This month’s member spotlight features Ekow Yankah. Professor Yankah holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Columbia Law School and Oxford University.

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UpClose With Beth Skinner This month’s member spotlight features Beth Skinner. Dr. Beth Skinner was named the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) in June 2019. Director

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UpClose With Leslie Cooper

This month’s member spotlight features Leslie Cooper. As PSA Director, Ms. Cooper leads in a direction not only to enhance the Agency’s reputation as the premier pretrial justice organization in the country, but also to ensure that the services the Agency provides to our criminal justice stakeholders and client population are of the highest quality.

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UpClose With Brett Tolman

This month’s member spotlight features Brett Tolman, founder of the Tolman Group and chair of the firm’s White Collar, Corporate Compliance, and Government Investigations section. In his interview, Tolman discussed lack of accountability and transparency in the criminal justice system and how his time as a prosecutor informs his work in policy reform.

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UpClose With Ganesha Martin

This month’s member spotlight features Ganesha Martin, President & CEO at G.M.M. Consulting, LLC and VP of Public Policy and Community Affairs at Mark43. At Mark43, Martin steers internal and external law enforcement policy, community engagement, and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, transforming them to action-oriented, problem-solving initiatives capable of creating impactful outcomes. Martin has served in several positions in Baltimore City government.

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UpClose With Alysia Bell

This month’s member spotlight features Alysia Bell, President of UNITE-LA. In her 11 years with the organization, she has led our national work in partnership with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) which has raised over $13 million, sub-granting over $700 thousand to chambers across the country leading promising practices in higher education attainment.

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