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CAN-DO Staff Members

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Karen Dickson-Morrison- Research Director

Karen Dickson-Morrison was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She moved to the Bronx, New York in 1977 and has been a resident of Virginia for 30 years. Karen graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Middle … Read the rest

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Alaine Lowell – Senior Vice President

alaine lowellAlaine Lowell became interested in drug policy in the early ’90s while working on a documentary about the history of marijuana in the U.S. She later wrote and directed, Grow Dutch, a documentary about marijuana in the Netherlands.

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Anrica Caldwell – Vice President

Anrica CaldwellAnrica Caldwell was born in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1988 and has been a resident for 30 yrs. Anrica finished high school and college in Pittsburgh and has been an educator for the Pittsburgh Public … Read the rest

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Cheryl Ward – Secretary

Cheryl Ward is a Californian native who was incarcerated in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 17 years, 6 months, 13 days and 1 hour from the time of her arrest in August of 1995. Upon her release in February … Read the rest

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Pat Williams – Treasurer

Pat_Williams_Patricia Williams (Pat) was born in Paris, the daughter of a US WWII officer and a French mother. She grew up in France and on a plantation in the Belgian Congo (now the Dem Republic of the Congo). She experienced … Read the rest

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Malik King – Prison Outreach Coordinator

Malik King was born in 1964 in Manhattan, New York; grew up in Queens and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1982 to attend Morehouse College. He received a degree in Business Administration/Computer Science in 1987. Growing up in New York, … Read the rest

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Maurenne Griese – Program Director – Guardian Angels

Maurenne Griese is the Program Director over the CAN-DO Guardian Angel program.  Since the program’s launch, she has advocated for multiple clemency petitioners. Several of those petitioners received clemency from President Barack Obama during his last year in office.… Read the rest

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