Board of Directors

Stephen A. Landsman, Esq.

Board Chair

Stephen A. Landsman, Esq. joined the board in September 2013. Steve works in the corporate and securities practice of Greenberg Traurig LLP in Chicago. Steve has in-depth experience in numerous industries as lead counsel representing both purchasers and sellers in a wide variety of transactions—among them, public to public, private to public, private to private, leveraged recapitalization, divisional or asset sales and joint venture/strategic alliance transactions. 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 »

Dixieanne James​

Dixie currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Service Line Operations at Einstein Healthcare Network. Dixie has also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Einstein Healthcare Network where she was responsible for working closely with senior clinical and administrative leadership on business initiatives and market-based strategies focused on growing market presence. 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 »

Deborah Lashley, Esq.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Geordie McClelland

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 »

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 »

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 »