Here is a list of current staff at Partnership for Safety and Justice. If you need to contact any of us via email, please use our webforms. We do not post complete email addresses because it leads to torrents of spam (we have tested and proven this theory). For the most part, you can reach a staff person by sending a message to their firstname (at using the @ symbol) safetyandjustice (dot) org. If you're not sure who you want to email, you can use our general Contact Us form and we'll direct your email appropriately.
Andy Ko, Executive Director, Ext. 205
Raised in the Northeast, Andy has spent half of his professional life in the Pacific Northwest. An attorney by training, the first decade of his career involved litigating homelessness prevention cases in New York City and providing general legal services to low income people in the state of Washington. Andy later served as Director of the Drug Policy Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and State Strategies Counsel for the Drug Law Reform Project of the national ACLU. Andy came to PSJ following three years as Campaign Manager for the Campaign for a New Drug Policy at the Open Society Foundations. He attended Tufts University and New York University School of Law.
Shannon Wight, Deputy Director, Ext. 210
Raised in Portland, Shannon spent two years working for the Metropolitan Public Defenders before moving to New Orleans in 1994. She spent almost fourteen years there working for criminal justice reform primarily in the area of juvenile justice. Initially hired as an investigator/mitigation specialist working on death penalty cases, she later co-founded the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana. Before moving back to Portland, she spent two years as the Policy Director for Innocence Project New Orleans. She joined PSJ in March 2008.
Kerry Naughton, Crime Survivors Program Director, Ext. 203
Kerry joined PSJ in September 2008, after spending ten years working on national and international victim assistance projects in Washington, DC. The focus of Kerry's projects included: teen victimization; sexual assault; dating violence; human trafficking; prison sexual violence; faith-based victim services; rural victim services; public education; and victims' rights in the United States and in the International Criminal Court. Oregon has a vibrant victim assistance field, and Kerry is thrilled to be a part of it through PSJ.
Lindy Walsh, Administrative Director, Ext. 202
Lindy has almost thirty years of experience in nonprofit finance and administration. She has worked for queer rights, environmental causes, consumer issues and against domestic and sexual violence. Her role in the organization is to provide the board and staff with accurate financial information, ensure that we comply with all applicable laws governing non-profit organizations, coordinate the organization's long-term planning, and manage the operation of our office.
Denise Welch, Communication and Development Associate, Ext. 201
Denise joined Partnership for Safety and Justice in January 2007, after three years as a member. She brings with her more than thirty years of administrative experience and a passionate commitment to criminal justice reform. Denise's work experience includes many years of government and public service. As a person with personal experience with the criminal justice system, Denise brings a unique combination of professional and personal experiences which make her a valuable contributor to PSJ.
Gina Anzaldua, Policy Associate, Ext. 207
Gina has nine years’ experience in policy research and fundraising for nonprofits. Gina began her career in New York City with the Center for Employment Opportunities, a nationally recognized program that provides job training and other services for people with criminal records. Gina later spent two years as a research associate with the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she specialized in prisoner reentry policy. Following a brief stint in fundraising for an arboretum and a large nonprofit health care system, Gina found her way back to criminal justice work with the Partnership for Safety and Justice in 2013. At PSJ, Gina provided research assistance for various projects and helped lobby in support of House Bill 3194, Oregon’s comprehensive justice reinvestment legislation. Gina left PSJ in 2014 to attend Stanford Law School but soon returned after realizing that changing the law appeals to her more than arguing the law.
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