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Jenny Poretz

Jenny holds a deep commitment to social justice that is intersectional and addresses the individual and systemic root causes of harm and crime. Her work is dedicated to bringing about healing and sustainable change that centers those most impacted, their families, and communities. She comes to Impact Justice with over four years of experience working … Continued

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Terianne Potter

As senior accountant, Terianne Potter ensures the financial health of Impact Justice and its projects on a month-to-month basis. Her responsibilities include conducting financial month-end closes, where she creates snapshots of the organization’s health, as well as year-end closes. She also prepares for annual audits.  Terianne brings more than seven years as a certified public … Continued

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Kaid Ray-Tipton

Kaid Ray-Tipton developed a passion for supporting people affected by criminal justice systems as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. After earning a BA in sociology with distinction and communications, and a minor in diversity and gender, women, and sexuality studies, he worked as an intern for Congressman Adam Smith, then as a staffer … Continued

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Sandra Rodriguez

Sandra Rodriguez brings more than five years of experience in restorative justice research, education, advocacy, circle-keeping, and issue-based organizing to Impact Justice. She recently returned to the Bay Area after completing her coursework at San Diego State University for a dual master’s degree in Latin American studies and public administration with a concentration in criminal … Continued

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Welcome Rose

Welcome Rose is a senior program manager with the PREA Resource Center, and will primarily work with the Field Training Program (FTP). She holds a B.S. in criminal justice, with emphasis in corrections and law enforcement. She has more than two decades of experience in adult correctional settings. As an inmate appeal examiner, Welcome reviewed … Continued

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Hellena Ruiz

Hellena Ruiz is the state program coordinator for California Justice Leaders-Americorps (CJL). A first-of-its-kind program, CJL offers leadership and training opportunities to young people who have experienced the state’s juvenile justice system and increases awareness and access to California’s Honorable Discharge petition. Hellena has spent the past several years in the gender-based violence movement, working … Continued

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Simone Schell

Simone supports the administrative team and manages all special projects for Impact Justice. Prior to joining the administrative team at Impact Justice, she worked as an administrative assistant for three years with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Simone’s background as a former professional organizer provides the administrative skills to help bring order and … Continued

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Karen Schousboe

Karen is driven by a commitment to support restorative and transformative justice efforts in the U.S. through a commitment to truth-telling around historical harms and community building. Prior to Impact Justice, she facilitated Talking Circles for high-school students and teachers interested in bringing restorative justice into the classroom. Karen also worked on community development programming … Continued

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Ricki Seidman

Ricki Seidman, a senior principal at TSD Communications, is a seasoned veteran with broad experience in communications and general strategy. Her specialties include solving short and long-term communications challenges, developing public affairs strategies, campaign planning and execution, crisis management, litigation support, media training, and reputation management. The wide range of clients that Ricki has advised … Continued