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) 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.
David Rogers, Executive Director, Ext. 205
David became the executive director of PSJ in the fall of 2006 after serving as the associate director. Before joining the staff, David had spent three years on the board of directors which included serving as board chair. He brings twenty years of social change organizing and non-profit organizational development experience to the job. His work history includes six years as a senior trainer/field organizer for Western States Center, five years with the Peace Development Fund, and two years with the Institute for Community Economics. In 1997, he was a recipient of a Charles Bannerman Fellowship for Organizers of Color from the New World Foundation. In addition to his work with Partnership for Safety and Justice, he remains active as a volunteer in a range of capacities. He currently serves as the founding Board Chair of Oregon Voice, the state’s new network of community and advocacy groups that are expanding political engagement through common sense collaboration. David has also been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the People of Color in Philanthropy Network, and a range of other philanthropic and community organizations.
Kerry Naughton, Crime Survivors Program Director, Ext. 203 (Email Kerry)
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.
Cassandra Villanueva, Director of Organizing and Advocacy, Ext. 208 (Email Cassandra)
Cassandra re-joined our staff in early 2012 after serving previous roles within PSJ over the last decade. Her in-depth experience as former staff, board member and youth coalition partner exemplifies her long-standing commitment and dedication to the mission and values of PSJ. Prior to re-joining PSJ, Cassandra worked for Service Employees International Union, National Council of La Raza, Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Mano a Mano Family Center, CAUSA Immigrant Rights Coalition, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Voz Hispana and the Oregon State Legislature.
Lindy Walsh, Administrative Director, Ext. 202 (Email Lindy)
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 (Email Denise)
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.
Shannon Wight, Associate Director, Ext. 210 (Email Shannon)
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.
Jose Gutierrez, Youth Justice Policy Associate/Organizer, Ext. 206 (Email Jose)
Jose joined PSJ in July of 2012 after working in several community schools across Oregon over the past three years. Prior to joining PSJ, Jose interned at Community Coalition as a youth organizer. He brings social work expertise to PSJ, having received his MSW from the University of Southern California in 2009. Jose has dedicated himself to mentoring youth through hip-hop therapy over the last decade and holds a strong commitment to juvenile justice.
Gustav Cappaert, Membership Organizer, Ext. 209 (Email Gustav)
Gustav joined PSJ in September 2012 after completing a summer PolitiCorps fellowship with the Oregon Bus Project. He brings experience in electoral organizing to PSJ, having worked as a campaign manager and volunteer for several campaigns. During his college years, he spent time as an intern around the social justice world, working as a campus organizer for the Direct Action Research and Training network and as a congressional intern for former U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords. Gustav is very excited to be part of PSJ and helping to maintain a strong coalition capable of changing the public safety landscape in Oregon.
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