Rev. Saeed Richardson was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1999, serving parishes and communities in North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois since. Pastoring in the Washington Park community, Rev. Richardson currently serves in the Metro Chicago Region of the American Baptist Churches. As a bi-vocational pastor, he also served as a senior administrator at Duke University School of Medicine and The University of Chicago Medical Center.
Lindsey Hammond, Associate Director of State Policy is passionate about mobilizing people of faith to advocate for economic and criminal justice policy changes. As part of the policy team, she collaborates with organizing staff and CRS membership issue teams to explore community problems, research potential solutions, develop policy proposals, and build strategies for legislative and community campaigns.
Luis Carrizales, Associate Director of City and County Policy is passionate about working with community leaders to advocate for progressive criminal justice and education reform. Previously he worked at Enlace Chicago, a community-based organization in Chicago’s Southwest Side, where he convened the neighborhood-based Violence Prevention Collaborative.