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
Tom Ball
Tom Ball
Associate Researcher
Morgan Bell
Morgan Bell
Research Project Coordinator
Emily Bertels Kaufman
Emily Bertels Kaufman
Research Project Manager
Sean Blake
Sean Blake
Graphic Designer
Jevan Bremby
Jevan Bremby
Research Project Manager
Rachel Bruursema
Rachel Bruursema
Research Project Manager
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
Sarah Denning
Sarah Denning
Financial Analyst Intermediate
Saminder Dhaliwal
Saminder Dhaliwal
Research Engineer Senior
Erica Figueroa
Erica Figueroa
Research Project Manager
Jenny Flinders
Jenny Flinders
Research Project Manager
Rachel Gardner
Rachel Gardner
Research Project Coordinator
Erika Gray
Erika Gray
Digital Strategist
Julia Gruss
Julia Gruss
Research Project Specialist
Stephen Hamilton
Stephen Hamilton
Research Project Coordinator
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 Coordinator
Mary Joy
Mary Joy
Research Project Coordinator
Meghan Kluth
Meghan Kluth
Research Project Manager
Nathan Kuhn
Nathan Kuhn
Assistant Researcher
Ashley Lafond
Ashley Lafond
Research Project Coordinator
Katherine Lane
Katherine Lane
Research Project Coordinator
Chavis Lickvar-Armstrong
Chavis Lickvar-Armstrong
Research Project Manager
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 Manager
Lindsay Orion
Lindsay Orion
Research Project Manager
Fran Pack
Fran Pack
Research Project Coordinator
Kim Page
Kim Page
Administrative Assistant
Bridget Patti
Bridget Patti
Business Manager
Neil Rowe
Neil Rowe
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
Darline Soto
Darline Soto
Research Project Coordinator
Tanya Spacek
Tanya Spacek
Research Project Coordinator
Christina Squires
Christina Squires
Associate Researcher
Alexis Tibbits
Alexis Tibbits
Research Project Coordinator
Chris Tilden
Chris Tilden
Associate Researcher Senior
Joanna Weidler-Lewis
Joanna Weidler-Lewis
Associate Researcher
Jennifer Welch Buller
Jennifer Welch Buller
Research Project Manager
Natasha Welsh
Natasha Welsh
Research Project Coordinator
Kora Wilkes
Kora Wilkes
Research Project Coordinator
Jennifer Wise
Jennifer Wise
Research Project Manager
Nina Yun
Nina Yun
Communications Coordinator
Hui Zhao
Hui Zhao
Associate Researcher Senior
Ehtisham Mushtaq
Ehtisham Mushtaq
Student IT Assistant