In addition to the unique perspective she brings as a result of having served on both sides of the criminal justice system, Aundré also brings the insight of someone who has lost more than one family member to the homicide epidemic in America.
|Rev. James Lawson|
Reverend Lawson moved to Los Angeles in 1974 to lead Holman United Methodist Church where he served for 25 years before retiring in 1999. He has continued to train activists in nonviolence and to work in support of a number of causes, including immigrants' rights in the United States and the rights of Palestinians, opposition to the war in Iraq, and workers' rights to a living wage.
Dr. Luskin continues to serve as Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on a variety of populations. He currently serves as a Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford University and is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He presents lectures, workshops, seminars and trainings on the importance, health benefits and training of forgiveness, stress management and emotional competence throughout the United States. He offers presentations and classes that range from one hour to ongoing weekly trainings.
|Lawrence C. Marshall|
A nationally renowned advocate for reform of the U.S. criminal justice system, Lawrence C. Marshall has been widely recognized for both his activism and teaching. As the director of Stanford's legal clinics, Professor Marshall has committed himself to creating an integrated clinical experience that serves the needs of each and every student at Stanford Law School.
Courtney Minick is an attorney and web producer at Justia, Inc. where she helps promote free and fair access to primary legal materials online. She became committed to abolishing the death penalty after doing capital post-conviction work as a law student.
Tom Parker has been involved in the criminal justice system in the United States for the past 45 years. He served as an FBI Agent for 24 years, retiring in 1994 as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (i.e. Deputy Chief) of the Los Angeles Regional FBI Office. Prior to joining the FBI, Tom also served as a police officer for five years, and is currently an investigative consultant, educator, and expert witness on criminal justice matters.
Chuck Patterson has extensive experience in complex litigation and has tried over 100 cases to a verdict before a jury and over 30 cases to the court.
Ed Redlich is currently a television writer/producer working for Paramount Television. He was an Executive Producer on "Without a Trace," "Felicity" and as a Producer on "The Practice."
|Tracy K. Rice, Vice President of Outreach|
As Director of Development for Public Counsel, Tracy continues her long history of passionate work for civil rights and social justice. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Tracy served as Director of Development for the ACLU of Southern California, Director of Compliance at AEG, and Executive Director of the Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (LBCF).
|Stephen Rohde, Vice President of Programs|
Stephen Rohde is a constitutional lawyer, lecturer, writer and political activist. He is Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, past president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and is a founder of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace.
Robert M. Sanger is a criminal defense lawyer in Santa Barbara, California where he has practiced for over 33 years. He is a partner in the law firm of Sanger & Swysen.
For Delane Sims the horror of losing a loved one to murder is all too real. An active member of her community, she has always taken a firm stance against the death penalty. When her younger brother, who she cared for like a son, was murdered, she was devastated by the loss.
Donald Spoto, the author of 23 published books, earned his Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University and taught in that field for over twenty years before turning to full-time writing.
Timberman founded her Sony Pictures Television-based production company, 25C Productions (now Timberman/Beverly Productions) in 2003. Timberman (along with partner Carl Beverly) is currently in production on the A&E drama pilot DANNY FRICKE, written by Cynthia Cidre and directed by Michael Dinner. Timberman/Beverly recently produced the Fox comedy pilot HACKETT, starring Donal Logue and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. In 2006, 25C and Sony produced the critically acclaimed NBC series, KIDKNAPPED.
|Virginia Van Zandt, Vice President of Development|
Virginia Van Zandt joined DPF’s board in 1993. Virginia has been a non-profit professional in the Bay Area for 25 years, serving as Administrative Director for Bay Area Video Coalition, Director of Development for the California College of Arts and Crafts and Youth Law Center, Executive Director for the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, and development consultant to many non-profit organizations.
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