Center Staff

Meet our team in Detroit, MI, and Washington, D.C., as well as our Research Assistants, and yearly Oversight Fellow(s) from research institutions across the country.

Main Office

James Townsend

Director of the Levin Center

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Margaux Laspeyres

Manager, Operations and Finance

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Lynne Geller

Director of Philanthropy

Nina Roorda

Administrative Assistant

Congressional Office

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Elise Bean

Director, Washington Office

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Linda Gustitus

Senior Advisor

Betsy Hawkings

Congressional Outreach Manager

State Oversight Academy

Kyle Bule

Research and Communications Specialist

Benjamin Eikey

Manager, State Training and Development

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Ian McKnight

Manager, State Training and Development

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Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson

Academic Director, State Oversight Academy

Civic Education Program - Learning by Hearings

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Lauren Jasinski

Civic Education Specialist

Mark Morrow

Civic Education Specialist

Christopher Hunter

Civic Education Outreach Coordinator

Oversight Research & Scholarship

Grace Moore
Research and Data Specialist
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Sean Theriault

 CORD Academic Advisor

Nathan Kelps

Postgraduate Fellow

Zukie Hlwatika
People-Centered Oversight Research Associate
Louis Osowski

State Oversight Academy Research Assistant

Jennifer Seech-Seramur
People-Centered Oversight Research Associate

Research Assistants

Fernando Avalos-Oviedo
Kaleigh Belz
Holly Gumbachy
Sydney Matuska
Raphi Sadaka