Board of Directors

Deborah Lashley, Esq.

Board Co-Chair

Deborah Lashley retired in October 2013 from the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, New York. She had held the title of Executive Assistant District Attorney for the Juvenile Crimes Unit. She began her career as a prosecutor after graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 1979. During her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Lashley has focused on adolescents, both as a prosecutor and an administrator of alternative sentencing programs. Full bio »

Geordie McClelland​

Board Co-Chair​

Geordie is a founder, and Chief of Strategy at altr, a digital experience design firm based in Salem, MA. Geordie has worked for the Coca-Cola Company’s internal Think Tank, as VP Strategy for Straightline International, as a senior consultant for Monitor Group’s Marketspace digital practice, and most recently as Director of Strategy at BEAM interactive… Full bio »

Susan Lowe, MSA, CPA, CGMA​

Board Treasurer

Susan Lowe is the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for Riverside Community Care, a large behavioral healthcare and human services nonprofit in Massachusetts. As part of the executive management team, she focuses on strategy, finance and accounting, and IT. In addition to her role on the SFY board, she serves as Treasurer/CFO for the Board of Directors for Pitch in for Baseball/Softball. Full bio »

Nanda Prabhakar

Board Clerk​

Nanda Prabhakar currently serves as Senior Vice President of Program Operations at the Mission Society of New York Society, one of the nation’s first and oldest social service organizations. In this role, Nanda oversees Mission’s four programmatic divisions—Education & Program Development, Contracts & Outcomes, Children’s Programs, and Career & Education Pathways—which support a portfolio of youth development and education programs… Full bio »

Robert Haas

Robert C. Haas retired as Commissioner of the Police Department in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2016. At the Cambridge Police Department he initiated and implemented highly effective programs including a partnership with the Cambridge Safety Net Collaborative, which connected youth involved in risky behaviors or juvenile offenses with support, diversion, and early intervention coordinated by multiple agencies. Full bio »

Lisa Hinz

Before retiring this year after 28+ years of service, Lisa Hinz worked her way up the ranks of the Sacramento City Police Department to the rank of Captain of Outreach & Engagement Services. There she participated in many innovative programs and initiatives for youth, including creating and leading the Kops ‘N Kids camp for Sacramento youth from 2000 to 2014, developing a Youth Services Unit, a juvenile citation program, addressing racial disparities in arrest rates, and developing strong partnerships with local Boys & Girls’ Clubs. Full bio »

Ian Lanoff, Esq.

At Groom Law Group, Ian Lanoff represents an impressive number of the largest and best known public employee pension and welfare benefit plans, as well as corporate and multiemployer plans. Ian specializes in providing advice on the fiduciary responsibilities of trustees with a large dose of common sense informing his view of the law. Full bio »

Marion Mattingly

Marion Mattingly is a founder and the first Executive Director of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. She has also been involved for many years with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. She is currently the Washington editor for Juvenile Justice Update, and is a member of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and Juvenile Justice Committee. Full bio »

Alyshia Perrin

The Principal of P.L. Dunbar, Ms. Alyshia Perrin, has been educating the students of Bridgeport for the since 2002. She’s taught Language Arts, served as a Special Education Resource teacher before receiving a degree in Educational Administration. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Perrin served as the Assistant Principal at Paul Laurence Dunbar School before becoming the school’s principal. Full bio »

Gary Simson, Esq.

Gary Simson holds the Macon Chair in Law at Mercer University Law School in Macon, Georgia. Previously, Gary was Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Over the years, Gary has taught Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, a Religious Liberty Clinic and seminars on freedom of religion and other constitutional topics. He is also the author of a leading conflict of laws casebook and various articles in the field. Full bio »

Molly Stifler

Molly has been working for the Stifler Family Foundation since she began as an advisor and project manager in 2012. She has since stepped into her role overseeing Foundation Operations and spearheading multi-year project engagements. Full bio »

Duvol M. Thompson

Duvol M. Thompson is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Mr. Thompson’s experience includes defending complex litigation claims in state and federal courts covering subjects such as commercial contracts, business torts, financial services and putative class actions. Mr. Thompson also is experienced in insurance and reinsurance litigation, as well as coverage disputes. Full bio »

Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams joined the SFY Board in June 2018. His career in the legal field has spanned over 20 years managing class actions and commercial litigation matters as a lead paralegal. He is currently employed with PayPal, Inc. on their North America Litigation team and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Full bio »

Lisa H. Thurau

Ex Offficio Executive Director

As the CEO/Executive Director, Lisa drives Strategies for Youth’s strategic vision and serves as a nationally recognized voice on juvenile justice issues. Lisa is often consulted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education on policing matters and policy development, and writes and speaks on these topics to a wide array of audiences. Full bio »