Officers and Staff

CWC’s officers and staff are committed to serving our member employers. If you have any questions about workplace compliance policies, practices, or requirements, need to register for a CWC event, or simply want to bounce an idea off of us or learn how to get in touch with a fellow CWC member, we’re a phone call or email away.


Joseph Lakis

Michael Eastman
Senior Vice President, Policy and Assistant General Counsel

Danny Petrella
Vice President, Compliance and Assistant General Counsel

Patience Addo
Vice President, Finance and Treasurer


Aman Birbo
Associate Analyst
Michael Bracken
Assistant General Counsel
Marvin Chinchilla
Associate Analyst
Rachel DesPlaines
Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Christina English
Senior Staff Economist
Gilberto Garcia
Senior Counsel
Ben Goodman
Data Analyst
Michael Goodman
Director, Compliance Solutions
William Holmes
Senior Policy Fellow
Tariqul Islam
Senior Analyst
Judy Jackson
Project Manager, Finance and Accounting
Anish Kallakury
Data Analyst
Patrick Keller
Senior Analyst, Compliance Systems
Nick Kuriger
Director, Information Technology
Trish Lakis
Senior Advisor, Strategy and Operations
Bradley Longsworth
Staff Accountant
Jennifer McNally
Instructional Design Specialist
James Midkiff
Associate Analyst
Nancy Nelkin
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
James Poindexter
Information Technology Analyst
Kamisha Polk
Finance Coordinator
Steven Quaranto
Data Analyst
David Rainwater
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Ann Reesman
Senior Counsel
Denise Rhoden
Manager, Membership Administration
Constance Richardson
Program Support Specialist
Joseph Salerno
Director, Digital Information
Carl Shuman
Senior Counsel
Claire Smith
Program Support Specialist
Edward Sommers
Director, Education and Training
John Steiger
Senior Legal Assistant
John Tysse
Senior Counsel and Managing Editor
Cynthia Valadez
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Joseph Vele
Senior Counsel
Anita Williams
Finance Coordinator
Samantha Wittie
Senior Manager, Membership Operations
Chase Woodley