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.

Meet our Team

James Townsend

Director of the Levin Center

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Elise Bean

Director, Washington Office

Kyle Bule

Research and Communications Specialist

Benjamin Eikey

Manager, State Training and Development

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Julieann Elliott

Administrative Clerk

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Lynne Geller

Director of Philanthropy

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Linda Gustitus

Senior Advisor

Betsy Hawkings

Congressional Outreach Manager

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Lauren Jasinski

Civic Education Specialist

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Margaux Laspeyres

Manager, Operations and Finance

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Ian McKnight

Manager, State Training and Development

Grace Moore

Research and Data Specialist

Mark Morrow

Civic Education Specialist

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Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson

Academic Director, State Oversight Academy

People-Centered Oversight Research Assistants

Zukie Hlwatika
Jennifer Seech-Seramur

Research Assistants

Kaleigh Belz
Holly Gumbachy
Sydney Matuska
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Alyssa Noch
Raphi Sadaka
Trevor Skrebe

2023/24 Oversight Fellow