Staff

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 WightDeputy 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.

Cleo Tung, Development Director, Ext. 208

Cleo joined PSJ in August 2015 and directs the organization’s fundraising and development efforts. Previously, she served as Assistant Director of Development at UCLA. She holds a BA in Criminology from UC Irvine and MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge. She is a former Gates Cambridge Scholar and in 2008, interned with the Office of the Attorney General in Washington, D.C. New to the Portland area, Cleo enjoys hiking, camping, and yoga in her free time.

Anita Rodgers, Finance & Operations Director, Ext. 202

Anita joined the staff at PSJ in November 2015, but she has been a part of the PSJ family for over a decade, serving on PSJ’s board of directors from 2004 to 2012 and taking on leadership roles as both board treasurer and board chair. Since 2003, Anita had worked with our friends and supporters at the MRG Foundation, where she held key grantmaking and leadership positions, including Program Director, Associate Director and, most recently, as Deputy Director. MRG’s Executive Director Sharon Gary-Smith – also a past member of PSJ’s Board of Directors – recently described Anita’s “incredible talents” and predicted that “…Anita’s expert strategic, operational and financial thinking will help PSJ strengthen their work.”

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.