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Cynthia W. Roseberry | Executive Director   

Ben Moser | Research & Policy Analyst  
Emily Tatro | Senior Policy Counsel   

Jeff C. Capley | Office Administrator  

CYNTHIA W. ROSEBERRY joined CCE in June 2017. As executive director, she provides leadership to ensure that CCE remains a respected independent voice in the District of Columbia’s justice system. Ms. Roseberry partners with the board of directors, staff, and others to achieve programmatic and financial objectives that align with the short and long-term goals specified in CCE’s strategic plan.

Before joining CCE, Ms. Roseberry served as project manager for the historic Clemency Project 2014, which has been referred to as the nation’s largest law firm of nearly 4,000 lawyers providing unprecedented pro bono support to more than 36,000 applicants for presidential clemency. She also served on the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, a nine-member, bipartisan, blue-ribbon panel created by Congress to examine challenges in the federal corrections system, including overcrowding, prison violence, public safety measures, prison rehabilitation and employment programs, and re-entry programs and policies to reduce recidivism.

Previously, from 2009 to 2014, Ms. Roseberry was the executive director of the Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia, Inc. From 2007 to 2009 she taught advanced criminal procedure and co-taught in the death penalty clinic at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where she also founded the misdemeanor clinic. For more than 10 years prior to teaching, she practiced federal and state criminal defense in Georgia.

Ms. Roseberry is a founding board member of the Georgia Innocence Project, and was the first African-American female president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She serves as secretary of the Wilberforce University board of trustees. In 2017 she received the annual service award from the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, and the Champion of Justice Award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Ms. Roseberry earned her Bachelor of Science from Wilberforce University in Ohio and her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law.

A national and international trainer, Ms. Roseberry has presented in nearly every U.S. state and in Europe. View below her recent TEDx talk, My Father, My Hero, which she delivered at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania.

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BEN MOSER joined CCE in early 2016. He staffs the Civil Justice Committee, which develops and implements projects related to the efficiency and efficacy of D.C. courts and other justice agencies, such as jury issues and public access to court records. He also leads research efforts and data analysis to other CCE projects.

Prior to joining CCE, Mr. Moser worked with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a consultant on anti-human trafficking, refugee, and immigration policy issues. Previously, he was anti-human trafficking program officer at Ayuda and behavioral health research analyst at The University of New Mexico.

Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and American Sign Language, he frequently volunteers as a community legal interpreter. In 2015, Mr. Moser served on Maryland’s Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking to which he was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan.

Mr. Moser earned his Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages from The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and his Master of Public Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.

Recent publications: 

Remote Public Access to Electronic Court Records: A Cross-Jurisdictional Review for the D.C. Courts (2017)

Beyond Second Chances: Returning Citizens' Re-Entry Struggles and Successes in the District of Columbia (2016)

Administrative Justice in the District of Columbia: Recommendations to Improve D.C.'s Office of Administrative Hearings (2016)

EMILY TATRO joined CCE in 2015. She staffs the Criminal Justice Committee, which develops and implements projects to address the most pressing issues in the District of Columbia’s criminal justice system that may affect the accused, defendants, victims, prosecuting and defense attorneys, law enforcement, corrections personnel, and the judiciary. She leads CCE’s re-entry initiatives to effect reforms to help people returning from incarceration and their support networks. Through her involvement with various coalitions, she monitors developing criminal justice issues to identify opportunities for CCE to effect change.

Prior to joining CCE, Ms. Tatro was the criminal and disability rights fellow for the D.C. Jail and Prison Advocacy Project at Disability Rights D.C., a program of University Legal Services. Previously, she was a pre-kindergarten teacher in Chicago with Teach for America.

As a volunteer, Ms. Tatro coaches soccer for the Barry Farms Recreation girls’ team through D.C. Scores. In 2017, Leadership for Educational Equity recognized her with a Public Leaders Fellowship.

Ms. Tatro earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Temple University and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

Recent publications: 

Beyond Second Chances: Returning Citizens' Re-Entry Struggles and Successes in the District of Columbia (2016)

Administrative Justice in the District of Columbia: Recommendations to Improve D.C.'s Office of Administrative Hearings (2016)

Follow Emily Tatro on Twitter.

JEFF C. CAPLEY joined CCE in 2004. As office administrator, he manages CCE’s day-to-day operations, including facilities and equipment, IT, employee benefits, and finance. He works closely with the executive director to staff the Finance and Executive Committees, playing a key role in creating CCE’s annual budget and coordinating the audit process. Mr. Capley handles logistics for the Justice Potter Stewart Award Dinner, board meetings, and CCE's annual Holiday Reception.

He previously served as manager of donations processing at World Wildlife Fund and assistant manager of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross in Baltimore.

Mr. Capley earned his Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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