Meet Our Team

CPPR is proud to include people from myriad disciplines working together. Our educators, social workers, scientists, psychologists, sociologists, creatives, and administrative staff come together to create a better world for families. See below to learn more about our team members.

Executive Leadership

Assistant Directors

Merve Akin Tas
Merve Akin Tas
Graduate Assistant
Patti Anderson
Patti Anderson
Administrative Assistant
Bonny Aureli
Bonny Aureli
Administrative Associate
Morgan Bell
Morgan Bell
Research Project Coordinator
Jama Bettis
Jama Bettis
Research Project Coordinator
Sean Blake
Sean Blake
Graphic Designer
Marion Boyd
Marion Boyd
Research Project Coordinator
Jevan Bremby
Jevan Bremby
Research Project Coordinator
Rachel Bruursema
Rachel Bruursema
Research Project Coordinator
Patricia Carrillo
Patricia Carrillo
Research Project Coordinator
Chris Chambers
Chris Chambers
IT Project Coordinator
Brittany Chaplin
Brittany Chaplin
Research Project Coordinator
Joe Coburn
Joe Coburn
IT Project Manager
Cara Combs
Cara Combs
Communications Manager
Owen Cox
Owen Cox
Associate Researcher Senior
Saminder Dhaliwal
Saminder Dhaliwal
Research Engineer
Erica Figueroa
Erica Figueroa
Research Project Coordinator
Jenny Flinders
Jenny Flinders
Research Project Manager
Lindsay Galindo
Lindsay Galindo
Research Project Manager
Rachel Gardner
Rachel Gardner
Research Project Coordinator
Erika Gray
Erika Gray
Digital Strategist
Lacee Hanson Newton
Lacee Hanson Newton
Communications Coordinator
Katie Hart
Katie Hart
Research Project Coordinator
Sarah Hernandez
Sarah Hernandez
Research Project Manager
Clayton Jarrard
Clayton Jarrard
Research Project Specialist
Meghan Kluth
Meghan Kluth
Research Project Coordinator
Nathan Kuhn
Nathan Kuhn
Assistant Researcher
Ashley Lafond
Ashley Lafond
Administrative Associate
Eliza Mayo
Eliza Mayo
Marketing Strategist
Charlie Moore
Charlie Moore
IT Project Coordinator
Virginia Musser
Virginia Musser
Research Project Coordinator
Hugh Naughtin
Hugh Naughtin
Research Project Coordinator
Maggie Nothnagel
Maggie Nothnagel
Research Project Coordinator
Sara O’Keeffe
Sara O’Keeffe
Graphic Designer
Mary Orem
Mary Orem
Research Project Coordinator
Lindsay Orion
Lindsay Orion
Research Project Coordinator
Fran Pack
Fran Pack
Research Project Coordinator
Mary Palermo
Mary Palermo
Research Project Coordinator
Bridget Patti
Bridget Patti
Business Manager
Neil Rowe
Neil Rowe
Associate Researcher
Adrienne Sadovsky
Adrienne Sadovsky
Associate Researcher
Sushmita Samaddar
Sushmita Samaddar
Associate Researcher
Lindsay Sayre Pederson
Lindsay Sayre Pederson
Research Project Specialist
Loretta Severin
Loretta Severin
Research Project Manager
Stef Sloan
Stef Sloan
Associate Researcher
Tanya Spacek
Tanya Spacek
Research Project Specialist
Alexis Tibbits
Alexis Tibbits
Assistant Researcher
Chris Tilden
Chris Tilden
Associate Researcher Senior
Jennifer Welch Buller
Jennifer Welch Buller
Research Project Manager
Natasha Welsh
Natasha Welsh
Research Project Coordinator
Jennifer Wise
Jennifer Wise
Research Project Coordinator
Nina Yun
Nina Yun
Communications Coordinator
Hui Zhao
Hui Zhao
Associate Researcher Senior
McKenzie Blevins
McKenzie Blevins
Student Assistant
Ehtisham Mushtaq
Ehtisham Mushtaq
Student IT Assistant