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Julia Ryan - Program Director
Joined LISC in January 2004

212.455.1618

jryan@lisc.org

Julia leads LISC's Community Safety Initiative (CSI) in supporting the integration of crime prevention into comprehensive community development, providing training and technical assistance in more than 20 cities and fostering national partnerships with Congressional and criminal justice leaders. Prior to joining LISC, Julia did program development and fundraising for community development and immigrant service organizations in Massachusetts and New York. Julia holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont.


Mona Mangat - Senior Program Officer
Joined LISC in September 2006

212.455.9357
mmangat@lisc.org

Mona’s responsibilities at LISC’s Community Safety Initiative (CSI) include management of the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards and the development of national knowledge-sharing resources profiling award winning best practices.  Prior to joining LISC, Mona served as coordinator of youth development policy and programming at a New York-based child welfare agency.  Mona holds a double bachelor’s degree in Policy Studies and Anthropology from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Master of Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.
 


Matt Perkins  - Senior Program Officer
Joined LISC in January 2013

301.775.4853
mperkins@lisc.org

Matt’s responsibilities at LISC’s Community Safety Initiative (CSI) include oversight of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program training and technical assistance effort.  Prior to joining LISC, Matt oversaw training and technical assistance projects in support of the federal Weed and Seed crime prevention effort, as well as providing support to HUD and local housing agencies for crime reduction efforts in public housing environments.  Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Towson University and a Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.


Jason Cooper - Program Officer
Joined LISC in November 2010

212.455.9803
jcooper@lisc.org

Jason’s responsibilities at LISC's Community Safety Initiative (CSI) include providing technical assistance to sites while expanding the programs initiatives on ex-offender re-entry, community policing, and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. Prior to joining LISC, Jason served as the Director of Program and Administration for the Pushback Network.  Jason  holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Social Change with a concentration in International and Comparative Policy from Bentley College.


Nancy Howard - Senior Program Officer
Joined LISC in February 2004

401.331.0131, Extension 21

nhoward@lisc.org

Nancy’s responsibilities at LISC’s Community Safety Initiative (CSI) include providing technical assistance to Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program sites.  Nancy is based in LISC's Providence, Rhode Island office where she also leads the local building sustainable communities program.  Prior to joining LISC, Nancy worked with the Saint Paul Police Department doing community outreach and violence prevention and is the former Director of Community Relations for Hamline University.  Nancy holds a Master of Social Work in community organizing from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Sociology from Sacred Heart University.  She is an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University in the School of Continuing Studies.  Nancy was the recipient of LISC's Presidents Award in 2014.


Ashley Jackson  - Assistant Program Officer
Joined LISC in January 2014

212.455.1614
ajackson@lisc.org

Ashley's responsibilities at LISC’s Community Safety Initiative (CSI) include support of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program and technical assistance to BCJI sites.  Prior to joining LISC, Ashley conducted mixed-methods research on the impact of youth encounters with the police and assessments of New York State juvenile secure placement facilities.  Ashley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago.


Mark Conyers - Senior Program Assistant
Joined LISC in February 1998

212.455.9854
mconyers@lisc.org

Mark supports several national programs at LISC including the Community Safety Initiative (CSI), Youth Development and Recreation (YDR) and the Community Investment Collaborative for Kids (CICK), and the Healthy Futures Fund.  At CSI, Mark plays an active role in administering the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards process, coordinates disbursement of government and private grants to support field work, and manages consultant contracts and conference preparation.  Prior to joining LISC, Mark worked at the City of New York Department of Housing, Preservation and Development as an Office Manager in the Division of Property Management, Capital Planning Unit.  Mark holds an associate's degree in Liberal Arts from Mercy Community College.