Experts

Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.

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Children, Youth, and Family

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Court Systems

Crime and Victimization

Disability

Immigration

International

Policing

Race and Ethnicity

Sentencing and Corrections

Substance Use and Mental Health

Vidhya Ananthakrishnan
Project Director, Center on Youth Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Court Systems
Marina Caeiro
Program Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Immigration
David Cloud
Senior Program Associate, Substance Use and Mental Health Program
Substance Use and Mental Health
Michael Corradini
Program Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Immigration
Ayesha Delany-Brumsey
Director, Substance Use and Mental Health Program
Nancy Fishman
Project Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Sandra Harrell
Project Director, Accessing Safety Initiative, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization, Disability
Christian Henrichson
Research Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Cost-Benefit Analysis, Sentencing and Corrections
Charity Hope
Deputy Center Director, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization
Krista Larson
Director, Center on Youth Justice
Children, Youth, and Family
Carl Matthies
Senior Policy Analyst, Research Department
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Anne Marie Mulcahy
Director of the Unaccompanied Children Program, Center on Immigration and Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Immigration
Jim Parsons
Vice President and Research Director
International, Substance Use and Mental Health
Fred Patrick
Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Oren Root
Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Immigration, International
Ryan Shanahan
Research Director, Center on Youth Justice
Children, Youth, and Family
Rebecca Silber
Senior Program Associate, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Laura Simich
Research Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Crime and Victimization, Immigration
Nancy Smith
Director, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization, Disability
Stacey Strongarone
Deputy Director, Center on Immigration and Justice, LA office
Immigration
Ram Subramanian
Publications Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Sara Sullivan
Project Manager, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Jon Wool
Director, Vera New Orleans Office
Court Systems
Hassan Aden
Senior Advisor, Policing
Policing