CSSJ Membership Engagement Manager

When David was 10 years old in 1983, his older brother – and idol – was murdered. No one told him what happened, and David struggled in his teen years with fear and anger about the loss. After decades of drug and alcohol addiction, David became clean and sober. Then in 2012, another brother was […]


CA Program Manager

As the Events Manager of Californians for Safety and Justice, Tesha works to meticulously plan and execute events with partners held throughout the state. Prior to joining CSJ, Tesha was part of the experiential industry, focused on full event production and logistics, venue management, and entertainment curation for high-profile corporate and social events throughout the […]


Californians for Safety and Justice Executive Director

A crime survivor and a native of San Francisco, Tinisch is the Executive Director of Californians for Safety and Justice — the Alliance for Safety and Justice’s flagship state-based program in California. Tinisch previously served for two years as CSJ’s Associate Director as well as the California State Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and […]


Survivors Speak Campaign Director

Anna began her career as a social worker and youth justice advocate. Her personal experience as a child sexual abuse survivor and family separation is what called her to work in policy. Anna joined CSJ after serving as the Policy Director of The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, where she helped pass three major pieces of legislation that […]


Senior Manager, CSSJ Member Support

Tricia leads CSSJ’s Member Support Program, which offers a menu of resources for healing and wellness. She has 25 years of experience working in the movement for social, economic, and racial justice. Her career began at a feminist collective family violence program in Asheville, NC doing community outreach and training. She obtained her Masters in […]


National Training Director

Jonathon is a skilled community organizer who, prior to joining ASJ, worked as a Manager of Organizing Strategy for Leadership for Educational Equity – Louisiana, where he coached and provided strategies for teachers and former teachers to change education policies locally and statewide. He was also a Project Manager for Grassroots Solutions LLC, in Washington, […]


FL CSSJ & Partnerships Manager

Juan Pablo has been working in Latino communities and with faith leaders for over 20 years. In 1992, he began organizing youth groups for the Archdiocese of Chicago. In 1999, he helped implement the CeaseFire model in the Southside of Chicago, a program to reduce shootings and murders while offering positive alternatives, and mobilized faith […]


CSSJ Program Manager

Before coming to the Alliance for Safety and Justice, Karalyn worked at GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project, managing their accounting and providing research support to senior staff on projects related to the criminal justice system and giving opportunities in the social sciences. She started her career in economic consulting at Analysis Group where she conducted […]


VP, ASJ & National Director, CSSJ

On August 24, 2009, Aswad was 26 years old and just three weeks from going to Europe to play professional basketball. As he left a convenience store, he was approached by two men intent on robbing him and he suffered two near-fatal gunshots to his back, ending his basketball career. Today, Aswad leads ASJ’s organizing […]