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Staff

Misty C. Thomas, Esq. | Executive Director

Emily N. Tatro, Esq. | Deputy Director  

Sosseh A. Prom, Esq. | Policy Counsel  

Casey M. Anderson | Policy Analyst/Development Manager 

Faith J. Hudson | Operations Associate  


 Staff Bios

  

CASEY M. ANDERSON. As the Policy Analyst/Development Manager, Ms. Anderson assists with the organization’s fundraising efforts, publications, and communications strategy to help CCE achieve its goals and mission. She also serves as the staff leader for the Justice Education committee.

Before joining CCE, Ms. Anderson worked as a Program Associate for The Sentencing Project, where she worked with the research, communications, and advocacy teams on a range of projects. She assisted with research and writing for publications, wrote content for newsletters, and managed social media. Additionally, Ms. Anderson interned with CURE National and supported the ReThink Justice D.C. coalition's with their successful campaign to end the privatization of one of D.C.’s jails. She also participated in Books Behind Bars: Life, Literature, & Leadership, a univeristy program where students and incarcerated youth read and analyze Russian literature. Ms. Anderson received her undergraduate degree in Global Studies with a concentration in Security and Justice from The University of Virginia.

FAITH J. HUDSON. As Operations Associate, Ms. Hudson works closely with staff, bookkeeper and auditor, vendors, and Board of Directors to effectively carry out daily operations and office management for CCE. She also handles database and records management, event logistics, and provides communications support. Ms. Hudson's background is primarily in finance and administrative work. Prior to joining CCE, she worked as a Finance Assistant for The George Washington University Athletic Department and as a Legal Assistant for a small business and family law firm. Ms. Hudson was awarded the Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship to attend The George Washington University where she received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.

SOSSEH A. PROMAs Policy Counsel, Ms. Prom collaborates with multiple stakeholders, conducts legal and policy research, and issues reports to develop policy solutions to improve the fairness and performance of D.C.'s legal systems. Ms. Prom staffs CCE's Civil Justice and Youth Justice committees. Prior to joining CCE, Ms. Prom was a Staff Attorney at Bread for the City, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. In that role, Ms. Prom represented low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in family law matters. Ms. Prom also staffed the D.C. Superior Court's Child Support Resource Center as part of an ongoing project to provide underserved communities with legal representation and assistance in child support cases. As Program Coordinator for the International Bar Association (IBA) Ms. Prom conducted research on international human rights issues and collaborated with various working groups to issue reports, organize events, and advocate for action against atrocities abroad. Ms. Prom holds a J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law and a B.A. from St. Mary's College of Maryland.  

EMILY N. TATRO. As Deputy Director, Ms. Tatro provides leadership to ensure that CCE remains a respected, independent voice in the District of Columbia’s justice system. Ms. Tatro 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.

Prior to her appointment to this role, Ms. Tatro, a Georgetown University law graduate, was CCE’s Senior Policy Counsel. In that capacity, she worked extensively with the Criminal Justice Committee, which develops and implements projects to address the most pressing issues in the District of Columbia's criminal justice system. Ms. Tatro led CCE's re-entry initiatives to effect reforms to help people returning from incarceration and their support networks. Through her involvement with various coalitions, Ms. Tatro has monitored developing criminal justice issues to identify opportunities for CCE to effect change. Before 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 teacher in Chicago with Teach for America. As a volunteer, Ms. Tatro coaches soccer for the Barry Farms Recreation Center girls' team through D.C. Scores. In 2017, Leadership for Educational Equity recognized her with a Public Leaders Fellowship.

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MISTY C. THOMAS. Ms. Thomas joined CCE in 2018 as Executive Director. Ms. Thomas brings her years of experience representing indigent clients in both civil and criminal matters in the District and directing two legal reform non-profit organizations to further CCE’s vital mission to enhance D.C.’s justice system and ensure that all people who rely on our courts and government are served fairly and effectively.

Prior to joining CCE, Ms. Thomas served as the Director of the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Due Process Review Project, which focuses on research, education, and policy advocacy related to capital punishment and other criminal justice issues. She previously was a senior Affordable Housing Initiative attorney at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, where she represented homeless individuals and low-income tenants in cases to preserve their access to housing or shelter, and advocated to government agencies for more effective affordable housing laws and regulations in the District. Ms. Thomas also worked at Howrey LLP as the firm’s Pro Bono Fellowwhere she represented indigent clients in a wide range of criminal and civil cases and supported the pro bono practices of other lawyers at the firm. Prior to law school, she served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, which works to correct and prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent people in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Ms. Thomas holds a B.A., cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College, and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and where she has taught as an adjunct professor of law. 

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