Meet Our People at Metropolitan Peace Initiatives


Meet the team

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives Leadership

Vaughn Bryant

Executive Director
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Muna Walker

Chief of Staff
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Vanessa Perry DeReef

Chief Training Officer
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Domonique F. McCord

Chief Program Officer
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Steven Perkins

Director of Field Instruction
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Sonny R. Thatch, II

Managing Attorney
Legal Aid Society
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Leticia S. Reyes

Assistant Budget Director
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Kanu Iheukumere

Chief Policy Officer
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LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith

Chief Communications Officer
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Metropolitan Peace Academy

Vanessa Perry DeReef

Chief Training Officer
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Tina Cooper

Director of Clinical Training, MPA/BHS
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Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Rodney Phillips

Courtney Holmon

Director of Operations, MPA
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Steven Perkins

Director of Field Instruction
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Rodney Phillips

Associate Director of Crisis Prevention & Response Unit (CPRU)
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Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Noel Battung

Noel Battung

Site Operations Manager

Jesus Salazar

Senior Field Manager, MPA
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Billy Deal

Senior Field Manager of Field Operations
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Tara Campbell

Training Manager, MPA

Miisha Smith

Training Manager

Chaunese Torry

Training Manager, MPA

Elizabeth Vega

Training Manager

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James Mitchell

CPRU Field Manager

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Earl Hicks

CPRU Field Manager

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Jaron Washington

Field Manager, CP4P

Joseph Washington

Field Manager, CP4P

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Lamont Coakley

Field Manager, CP4P

Demetrius Bunch

Field Manager, CP4P

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Charles Decuire

Field Manager, CP4P

Carla Galvan

Field Manager, CP4P

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Nyedra Turner

Field Manager, CP4P

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Reginald Woods

Field Manager, CP4P

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Andre Lawrence

Field Manager, CP4P

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Latasha Whitfield

Office Assistant, MPA

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Behavioral Health Services

Domonique F. McCord

Chief Program Officer
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Tina Cooper

Director of Clinical Training, MPA/BHS
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Sebastion Williams

Senior Director of Behavioral Health
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Dr. Lyz Amarillo

Director of Behavioral Health Services, South/West
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Amanda Gallegos

Director of Behavioral Health Services, West/North
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Sharonda Giles

Director of Behavioral Health Services, Crisis Prevention & Response Unit (CPRU)
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Marshawnna Howell

Intake & Administrative Coordinator

Maki Camacho

Clinical Program Supervisor, South/West

Traci Coney

Clinical Program Supervisor, South

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TiJuan Fleming

Clinical Program Supervisor, West/North

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Dr. Bianca Clark

Clinical Program Supervisor, NL/Roseland

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Shantrell Sutton

Clinical Program Supervisor

Amelia Vojt

Bilingual Community Behavioral Health Specialist

Rebecca Villegas

Bilingual Community Behavioral Health Specialist

Iasha John-Williams

Mental Health Practitioner, NL

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Workforce Development

Dominic Yao

Workforce Development Manager
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CP4P Justice Corps

Sonny R. Thatch, II

Managing Attorney
Legal Aid Society
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Elizabeth Homsy

Supervising Attorney

Elizabeth Gresk

Pro Bono Director

Austin Christmon

Staff Attorney

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Rodney Phillips

Rachel Goldense

Staff Attorney

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Rodney Phillips

Conor Kinney

Staff Attorney

Renee Sevilla

Staff Attorney, Suburban

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Ashley Soberanis

Senior Paralegal

Brandon Steinhilber

Paralegal I

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Marilyn Mutantika

Paralegal I

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Kadeezia Small

Legal Aid Case Manager, MFS/CP4P

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Program Operations

Domonique F. McCord

Chief Program Officer
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Edith Lule

Director of Program Operations
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Steveon Drisdell

Senior Program Officer

Emily Ehrmann

Senior Program Officer
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Jimi Orange

Senior Program Officer

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Carmela Myles

Program Officer

Stephanie Strek

Program Officer

Jazmine Valadez

Program Officer

Michelle Gleason

Program Coordinator

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Program Evaluation

Domonique F. McCord

Chief Program Officer
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Nakee Holloway

Director of Program Evaluation

Kelsy Heinze

Associate Director of Evaluation

Brooke Ingram

Evaluation Manager

Brenda Ramirez

Senior Data Analyst

Carmen Alvarez

Evaluation Manager

Eric Balas

Senior Data Analyst

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Rodney Phillips

Adam Jones

Data Analyst

Maritza Moran

Data Analyst

Ivette Muñoz

Data Analyst

Rosio Patino

Data Analyst

Matty Hansen

Database Programmer

Thomas Reyes

Database Programmer

Jeremiah Nelson

Database Programmer

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CP4P Accounting

Leticia S. Reyes

Assistant Budget Director
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Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Rajinder Mago

Rajinder K. Mago

Financial Analyst

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Silvia Urbina

Brenda Diaz

Staff Accountant

Rebekkah Espinosa

Staff Accountant

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Debra Gabriel

Debra Gabriel

Staff Accountant

Veronica Torres

Staff Accountant

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Silvia Urbina

Silvia Urbina

Staff Accountant

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Policy & Advocacy

Kanu Iheukumere

Chief Policy Officer
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Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Rajinder Mago

A’Keisha Lee

Policy Analyst

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Silvia Urbina

Alec Freytag

Policy Analyst

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Communications

LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith

Chief Communications Officer
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Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Rajinder Mago

Geneen Harston

Communications Director

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Silvia Urbina

Camille Travis

Communications Manager

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Debra Gabriel

Rachel Jackson

Social Media Manager

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Program Services

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives staff member Noel Battung

Noel Battung

Site Operations Manager