Who We Are

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.

Core 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

Melonie McCoy

Media and Communications Director

Rachelle Coffey

Director of Mental Health

Ange Kurian

Project Coordinator

Sylvester Shockley

Strategic Advisor

Darnell Green

Outreach Coordinator

Paul Gonzales

Board Member / Senior Advisor

Reuben

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Alex

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Compassion Ambassadors

Nina Zolezzi

Compassion Ambassador (CPP International)

Guy Felixbrodt

Compassion Ambassador

Vanessa Gutierrez

Compassion Ambassador

Lesa Lacey

Letter Writing Supervisor

Vicki Robinson

Healing Toolbox Advisor

Villond Cook

Compassion Ambassador

Sheila Darcey

Strategy & Marketing Support

Arthur Jeon

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

Vivianne Nacif

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

Katie Shannon

Compassion Ambassador

Russell Wardlow

Compassion Ambassador, Nebraska Department of Corrections

Emily B. Evans

Compassion Ambassador

Monica Chiapa

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

Shawn Whitsell

Prison and Community Outreach, Strategy

Samual Brown

Compassion Ambassador at California State Prison, Los Angeles County

Reu’el

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

David D.

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Ted Kamp

Compassion Ambassador

Mark Anthony Johnson

Compassion Ambassador

Elissa Berrol

Compassion Ambassador

Snow Thorner

Compassion Ambassador

Tavackus L. Dawson

Compassion Ambassador

Regann Flynn

Compassion Ambassador

Suzanne Beaumont

Compassion Ambassador

Colleen Koch

Compassion Ambassador

Izabella Tapia

Compassion Ambassador

Ryan Matthews

Compassion Ambassador

Rose Kleinberg

Compassion Ambassador

Gilian Villatoro

Compassion Ambassador

Seth C. Kadish

Compassion Ambassador

Michelle Ghilotti

Compassion Ambassador

Misan Harriman

Compassion Ambassador

Corey McCarthy

Compassion Ambassador

Eldra Jackson III

Compassion Ambassador

Adriana Holst

Compassion Ambassador

Becky Kribs

Compassion Ambassador

Lisa Udelson

Compassion Ambassador

Hailey Fortson

Compassion Ambassador

Lizanne Ury

Compassion Ambassador

Jill NielsenFarrell

Compassion Ambassador

Kevin Mays

Compassion Ambassador

Terence Ayodi

Compassion Ambassador

Rosann Simeroth

Fundraising and Development

Lea Silvert

Fundraising and Development

Noah Bleakley

Compassion Ambassador

Amy Pham

Compassion Ambassador

Partners

Board of Directors

Paul Gonzales

Board Member / Senior Advisor

Kip Wood

Treasurer
Please consider contributing today

CPP is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We value every donation, no amount is too small. Your contribution directly funds CPP's projects and operations which support our mission to transform prisons and communities through compassionate action. All donations are tax deductible.

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