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Washington Corrections Ombuds Organizational Chart

Washington Corrections Ombuds Organizational Chart

Staff Bios

Elisabeth Kingsbury - Special Projects/Mental Health

Elisabeth previously worked at a variety of legal services and policy organizations around the country, including as a senior researcher at Community Voices at Morehouse School of Medicine, Mental Health Unit staff attorney at Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, and an Equal Justice Works Americorps attorney at Legal Assistance of Western New York. Elisabeth earned her BA at Boston University and JD at Northeastern School of Law.

Jessica Means - Early Resolution Ombuds

Jessica (she/her) brings her lived experience to this work, as well as her deep passion for helping women who have recently been incarcerated, as she also works for New Connections in Tacoma, which promotes successful reintegration for women in Tacoma.

Shayna Clayton - Early Resolution Ombuds

Shayna is currently finishing their undergraduate degree at The Evergreen State College.

Domenica Campbell - Early Resolution Ombuds

Domenica (she/her) brings her professional experience as a former Corrections Deputy and Community Service Officer to work for positive change in corrections. She earned her BA at The Evergreen State College and is now pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. Domenica is a Reentry Mentor with the If Project, a member of Evergreen’s Justice-Involved Student Group, and attends the quarterly Statewide Reentry Council meetings to promote and maintain valued community connections.

Celeste Kump - Early Resolution Ombuds

Celeste (she/her) is a senior studying psychology at The Evergreen State College. Her interests include researching alternatives to prison for people with mental illnesses and suicide prevention in prisons. She plans on studying criminal psychology in graduate school.

Stella Spracklin - Early Resolution Ombuds

Stella (she/her) was OCO's first ever intern and loved it so much that she never left. She is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College. Her studies focused on institutional history, public policy, and systems of oppression. 

LaQuesha "Q" Turner - Early Resolution Ombuds

LaQuesha (goes by "Q") (she/her) brings with her ten years' experience in food services management and as a home health aide. She recently completed her associate's degree at South Puget Sound Community College and will be continuing her education. She is a previously justice-impacted person who has a passion for social change and helping others.

E.V. Webb - Early Resolution Ombuds

E.V. (they/them or he/him) brings a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies with a justice-centered focus on greenwashing in the Prison Industrial Complex. Throughout grad school, they worked as the Lecture Series Coordinator at the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) hosting classrooms behind bars while completing critical research regarding Washington State prisons. Their professional background also includes climate change research with NASA & international NGOs, and more recently, Volunteer Coordinator at GRuB (an Olympia youth empowerment and food justice non-profit). Personally, they were impacted by the criminal justice system at an early age when their father was incarcerated and died shortly after being released from prison. E.V. comes from generational poverty and proudly identifies as a first generation college graduate, a nonbinary, neurodivergent queer southerner, and a lover of good food and loud voices.

Joanna Carns - Director

Joanna Carns serves as the Director of the Office of Corrections Ombuds (OCO). Joanna’s previous experience includes serving as the Director of the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, a legislative committee with oversight of the Ohio corrections departments, and Vice President of Government Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Joanna obtained a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Carolina Landa - Early Resolution Manager

Carolina (she/her) has seven years of experience in direct advocacy and policy work, focusing on incarcerated /formerly incarcerated individuals, special needs communities, and immigration. Carolina's passion for these issues stems from her personal lived experiences and she believes that people with lived experiences have the power to impact the most change by using testimonies to carry the message.


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