Who We Are
Compassion Prison Project is a grassroots organization made of people gathering together with a common bond and vision.... to create a more compassionate world. Our team consists of a core organizing team, paid staff, volunteers, a growing Board of Directors and powerful partnerships with people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

Who We Are

Compassion Prison Project is a grassroots organization made of people gathering together with a common bond and vision…. to create a more compassionate world. Our team consists of a core organizing team, paid staff, volunteers, a growing Board of Directors and powerful partnerships with people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

Staff

Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director

Jayme Younger

Chief Operations Officer

LaToya Frazier

Chief Strategic Officer

Linda Goldman

Editor-in-Chief

Morgan Emmess

Marketing Director

Ruth Salady

Executive Project Manager

Sylvester Shockley

Strategic Advisor

Melonie McCoy

Media and Communications Director

Rachelle Coffey

Director of Mental Health

Michelle Fiordaliso

Curriculum

CPP Board

Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director

Kevin Mpambou Do Dang

Board Member

Helen Spiridellis

Board Member

Ashlie Beringer

Board Member

Deidre Pujols

Board Member

Kip Wood

Board Member

Content Contributors

Eldra Jackson III

Compassion Ambassador

Peter Crone

Content Contributer

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Content Contributer

Joe Dispenza

Content Contributer

Peter Levine

Content Contributer

Bessel van der Kolk

Content Contributer

Bruce Perry

Content Contributer

Jason Hernandez

Content Contributer

Kim Gorgens

Content Contributer

Dean Williams

Content Contributer

Christine Montross

Content Contributer

Thomas Hübl

Content Contributer

Rick Raemisch

Content Contributer

Gabor Maté

Content Contributer

Vincent Felitti

Content Contributer

Stephanie Covington

Content Contributer

Emily Evans

Content Contributer

Vivianne Nacif

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

Okha Butler

Content Contributer

Sheila Darcey

Content Contributor

Marketing Contributors

Sheryl Mobley

Marketing Contributor

Trauma Circle Facilitators

Jayme Younger

Chief Operations Officer

Linda Goldman

Editor-in-Chief

Snow Thorner

Trauma Circle Facilitator

Angela Shankman

Trauma Circle Facilitator

Mac Murphy

Trauma Circle Facilitator

Ann Marie Wright

Trauma Circle Facilitator

Rebecca Wilson

Trauma Circle Facilitator

CPP Germany

Nina Zolezzi

Johanna Herrmann

Compassion Ambassadors

Michelle Ghilotti

Compassion Ambassador

Mark Anthony Johnson

Compassion Ambassador

Arthur Jeon

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

Nechi

Compassion Ambassador

Villond Cook

Compassion Ambassador

Monica Chiapa

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

Reu’el

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

David D.

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Russell Wardlow

Compassion Ambassador, Nebraska Department of Corrections

Jolyn Armstrong

Marketing

Shawn Whitsell

Prison and Community Outreach, Strategy

Vicki Robinson

Healing Toolbox Advisor

Rosann Simeroth

Fundraising and Development

Lea Silvert

Fundraising and Development

Regann Flynn

Compassion Ambassador

Alex

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Reuben

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Ted Kamp

Compassion Ambassador

Tavackus L. Dawson

Compassion Ambassador

Terence Ayodi

Compassion Ambassador

Kevin Mays

Compassion Ambassador

Jill NielsenFarrell

Compassion Ambassador

Noah Bleakley

Compassion Ambassador

Lesa Lacey

Letter Writing Supervisor

Nina Zolezzi

Compassion Ambassador (CPP International)

Emily B. Evans

Compassion Ambassador

Lizanne Ury

Compassion Ambassador

Hailey Fortson

Compassion Ambassador

Lisa Udelson

Compassion Ambassador

Adriana Holst

Compassion Ambassador

Amy Pham

Compassion Ambassador

Corey McCarthy

Compassion Ambassador

Misan Harriman

Compassion Ambassador

Seth C. Kadish

Compassion Ambassador

Gilian Villatoro

Compassion Ambassador

Rose Kleinberg

Compassion Ambassador

Ryan Matthews

Compassion Ambassador

Colleen Koch

Compassion Ambassador

Suzanne Beaumont

Compassion Ambassador

Aaron

Compassion Ambassador

Guy Felixbrodt

Compassion Ambassador

Vanessa Gutierrez

Compassion Ambassador

Katie Shannon

Compassion Ambassador

Izabella Tapia

Compassion Ambassador

Darnell Green

Outreach Coordinator

Elissa Berrol

Compassion Ambassador

Partners

Abel

Adan

Albert

Bruce

Carlos

Chris

David B.

David M.

Davon

Derrick

Edgar

Eric

Eric D.

Erick

James

Jesse

Joe

Joe J.

Kiteran

Larry

Leo

Mario

Ralph

Randy

Richard

Robert

Ronald

Walter

Xavier

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Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director

 

Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project. She is a Grammy-award winning producer for her work on “The Defiant Ones”, has been a producer and post-producer on dozens of television projects and documentaries and has directed several films. She believes it is urgent to bring humanity and compassion to those living behind bars and these acts will help transform our society. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Vassar College.

Who We Are