Committee Members

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Committee members


  • Matt Clark, Chief, University of Minnesota Police Department

Vice Chair

  • Irene Fernando, Commissioner

Hennepin County

  • Michael Freeman, County Attorney
  • Jeff Lunde, Commissioner
  • David Hutchinson, Sheriff
  • Chela Guzman-Wiegert, Assistant County Administrator
  • Chief Public Defender
  • Leah Kaiser, Director Behavioral Health & Justice Strategies
  • Catherine Johnson, Director Community Corrections & Rehabilitation

City of Minneapolis

  • Jacob Frey, Mayor
  • Amelia Huffman, Interim Police Chief
  • Andrea Jenkins, Council President
  • Michael Rainville, Council Member
  • Kristyn Anderson, City Attorney

Fourth Judicial District Court

  • Toddrick Barnette, Chief Judge
  • Mark Kappelhoff, Juvenile Court Presiding Judge
  • Hilary Caligiuri, Criminal Court Presiding Judge
  • Sara Gonsalves, Judicial District Administrator

Hennepin County Suburbs and Specialty Law Enforcement

  • Nikki Appelbaum, Suburban Prosecutors Association
  • Jason Nelson, Hennepin Police Chiefs Association
  • Tim Busse, Mayor, City of Bloomington
  • Eric Werner, Chief, Maple Grove Police Department 
  • Julie Maas-Kusske, Mayor, City of Maple Plain

CJCC Staff

  • Carrie Scardigli, CJCC Director
  • Jackie Braun-Lewis, Law, Safety & Justice Head of Analytics