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The Compassion Prison Project is a grassroots organization made of people coming together with a common bond and vision... the need for more compassion in the world. Our team is comprised of a core organizing team of volunteers, a small paid staff, a growing Board of Directors and a powerful partnership with people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

Core Organizing Team

Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director

Jayme Younger

Chief Operations Officer

Latoya Frazier

Chief Strategic Officer

Linda Goldman

Strategic Planning Advisor

Morgan Emmess

Marketing Director

Melonie McCoy

Media and Communications Director

Arthur Jeon

Founding Member

Vivianne Nacif

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

Monica Chiapa

Founding Member, Compassion Ambassador

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

Russell Wardlow

Compassion Ambassador, Nebraska Department of Corrections

Rachelle Coffey

Director of Mental Health

Shawn Whitsell

Prison and Community Outreach, Strategy

Rosann Simeroth

Fundraising and Development

Lea Silvert

Fundraising and Development

Regann Flynn

Project Coordinator

Sheila Darcey

Strategy & Marketing Support

Alex

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Reuben

Compassion Ambassador at Kern Valley State Prison, Facility A

Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.

Dr. Robert Block, Former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Compassion Ambassadors

Ted Kamp

Compassion Ambassador

Michelle Tiger

Compassion Ambassador

Tavackus L Dawson

Compassion Ambassador

Terence Ayodi

Compassion Ambassador

Kevin Mays

Compassion Ambassador

Jill NielsenFarrell

Compassion Ambassador

Noah Bleakley

Compassion Ambassador

Marya Malas

Compassion Ambassador

Todd Cantor

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

Becky Kribs

Compassion Ambassador

Adriana Holst

Compassion Ambassador

Clara Keane

Compassion Ambassador

Amy Pham

Compassion Ambassador

Eldra Jackson III

Compassion Ambassador

Corey McCarthy

Compassion Ambassador

Misan Harriman

Compassion Ambassador

Michelle Ghilotti

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

Mark Anthony Johnson

Compassion Ambassador

Our Partners

The Board

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CPP is a not-for-profit, grassroots-based organization. Big changes are made in small steps and we value the amount of every donation. Your contribution directly supports CPP's projects to achieve its mission to transform prisons and communities through compassionate action. All donations are tax deductible. Please consider donating today.

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