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The American Equity & Justice Group is the non-profit team behind the dashboard.

The American Equity & Justice Group is the non-profit team behind the dashboard Led by founder Anthony Powers, it is supported by a team of individuals with expertise in technology, data, criminal justice, legislation, and grant writing.

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Anthony Powers

AEJG Executive Director & Board Member

Anthony Powers is an experienced, inclusive, and inspirational leader, helping people to forge positive futures, and organizing people to work towards more equity in the justice system. He founded the American Equity and Justice Group to make data more available and useful, helping decision-makers understand the fairness of policy and sentencing decisions and ultimately improve equity in the justice system.

Reentry Program Director, Seattle Clemency Project

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Kim Gordon

AEJG President & Board Member

Kim Gordon is a strong and dedicated advocate for people involved in federal, state, and misdemeanor courts. Through her courtroom advocacy, assistance to clients, policy and legislative work, teaching, and mentorship, Kim has changed lives. Kim was a key legal advisor to the Hackathon 2020 project serves as President of the American Equity and Justice Group.

Partner of Gordon & Saunders PLLC, and current member of Washington’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission (appointed by Governor Jay Inslee).

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Jacquelyn Krones

AEJG Vice President & Board Member

Jacquelyn Krones is the Director of Responsible AI Practice at Microsoft. Her mission is to help teams uncover, prioritize, and address ethical challenges to align solutions with Microsoft’s values. She has over 20 years of experience in technology companies from startups to large enterprises and her passion is working to position technology most helpfully within social systems. Jacquelyn was the founding member of the Hackathon in 2020 and continues to support in an advisory role as well as serving as Vice President.

Director of Responsible AI, Microsoft

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Kate Sigafoos

AEJG Secretary & Board Member

Kate Sigafoos is a former Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney and Pro–Tem Judge, who now works with Microsoft as an employment lawyer. She was instrumental to the success of the 2020 Hackathon as she provided legal advice and bridged the gap between the worlds of criminal justice and technology. As American Equity and Justice Group’s founding Secretary, she continues as an instrumental part of the team.

Employment lawyer, Microsoft

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Anand Gupta

AEJG Treasurer & Board Member

Anand Gupta is a Senior Patent attorney at Microsoft. He also has expertise in Intellectual Property, Outlook, M365 Core, Substrate/Leadership. After using his leadership skills to coordinate meetings with valuable stakeholders during and after the 2020 Hackathon, he became American Equity and Justice Group’s founding Treasurer.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Patents, Microsoft

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Abron Arrington

AEJG Board Member

Abron Arrington is a change maker, the founder and CEO of Imhotec Geo Engineering, Imhotec Bio Engineering, and Geoclipse LLC (Renewable Energy System), and the inventor of the patented A-Wall flood mitigation system, the patent pending Eclipse renewable energy system, and the ATIEM microbial treatment system. He was incarcerated 30+ years incarcerated for a wrongful conviction before receiving a rare immediate clemency from Governor Polis in 2019. He is also a Care Manager at the Second Chance Center.

CEO, Imhotec Geo Engineering

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Ali Hohman

AEJG Board Member

Alexandria “Ali” Hohman joined the Washington Defender Association in the spring of 2020 as their Director of Legal Services. Previously, she worked in criminal law and family defense throughout Washington State, and served as the sole law clerk assisting Skagit County Superior Court’s judges.

Washington Defender Association

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Belinda Cheng

AEJG Board Member

Belinda Cheng is an experienced digital marketer, currently working at Microsoft to build global marketing campaigns for the government and manufacturing industries. She was project manager of the original Microsoft Hackathon project in the summer of 2020 and continues to support in project management and marketing efforts for AEJG. Belinda obtained her BA from Pacific Lutheran University with a focus in International Business.

Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

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Chris Zachary

AEJG Board Member

Chris Zachary is a former US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet pilot who flew 180 combat missions before receiving his honorable discharge. He then obtained his MBA from the University of Washington and now has over a decade of experience combining data with scalable business processes. He currently works at Amazon as the Head of Sports Business Operations and Business Intelligence for live sports on Prime Video.

Head of Global Live Sports Business Operations, Amazon

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Julius Lang

AEJG Board Member

Julius Lang is an experienced lawyer and community organizer with a passion for criminal justice reform. Julius served at the Center for Court Innovation for 24 years as Senior Advisor and Director of Training and Technical Assistance, responsible for leading the agency’s community justice consulting services for jurisdictions around the nation and internationally. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Villanova University School of Law.

Former Director, Center for Court Innovation

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Maia Johnson

AEJG Board Member

Maia Johnson is a Product Owner at Intel Corporation where she is responsible for Intel's Support web applications. Maia began her career at Intel over 20 years ago as a Software Engineer where she developed software applications supporting Intel's graphics driver development. Maia then transitioned into management where she led a team of Software Engineers responsible for developing tools to support the process of releasing software to Intel's customers. Maia enjoys volunteering at elementary schools teaching children the importance of achieving a STEM education. She also volunteers at the local Women's Empowerment center teaching computer classes to women who are experiencing homelessness.

Product Owner, Intel Corporation

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Nick Allen

AEJG Board Member

Nick Allen currently serves as the Deputy Director of Advocacy at Columbia Legal Services, which is a civil legal aid organization doing systemic advocacy on behalf of people in prisons and jails. He is also a member of the bipartisan WA State Criminal Sentencing Task Force, which is working to reform state felony sentencing laws .

Deputy Director of Advocacy and Attorney, Columbia Legal Services

Special thanks to Microsoft volunteers from the 2020 Summer Hackathon and after.

These passionate volunteers continue to support this project and are committed to seeing this dashboard adopted and used by those in the criminal justice system nationwide.

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Alexandra Minea
Cindy Roberts
Duncan Wadsworth
Jesse McCracken
Julie Meyer
Lindsay My
Natalie Fetsch
Scott Semyan

Anand Gupta
Connie Yang
Heather Suchobrus
Jian Ma
Kevin Braiden
Marie Robbins
Natalie Cardinali
Sejin Park

Ayushi Singh
Cristina de la Colina
Jacquelyn Krones
Yvonne Chan
Kimberly Ly
Mehar Nangia
Pablo Castro
Tareq Humphrey

Belinda Cheng
Denise Cody
Jasmine Hon
Jonica Couweleers
Kyle Brand
Michael Amoako
Sarah Berglin
Tyler Mays-Childers

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