OUR TEAM.

We welcome hearing from you. You can reach us any of us at (503) 335-8449 or info@sjoregon.org.

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Andy Ko
Executive Director

Andy has been engaged in justice policy and law reform efforts for over 30 years. Prior to arriving at Partnership for Safety and Justice in 2014, he spent 15 years leading drug policy reform efforts at the Open Society Foundations, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Washington. While in Seattle, he was founding director of the Drug Policy Reform Project, where he helped overhaul the state’s criminal sentencing scheme, develop Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), and create and implement successful strategies for marijuana policy reform and ending the War on Drugs. Earlier in his career, Andy represented homeless and low-income people at the Legal Aid Society of New York City and at Columbia Legal Services in Washington. Andy also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Network for Justice, of which Partnership for Safety & Justice is a founding member. He is a graduate of Tufts University and New York University School of Law.

Portrait of Shannon Wight with greenery in background

Shannon Wight
Deputy Director

Shannon has over 20 years’ experience transforming criminal and juvenile justice systems in Oregon and Louisiana. She co-founded the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana and served as Policy Director for Innocence Project New Orleans. As a policy advocate, strategist, and direct service provider, she’s led efforts to establish and implement many of the leading-edge public safety and criminal justice reforms of the past two decades. In 2008, she began her role as Deputy Director at Safety and Justice Oregon, where she sets and drives the organization’s integrated approach to reform, addressing the needs and rights of people who commit crimes, people who are victims of crime, and the families and communities of both. She is a proud single mom to a fabulous daughter and stepson.

Julianne Jackson
Director of Building Movement

Julianne is a mom, survivor, and racial justice advocate who uses her voice to speak up for change. She is the founder of Black Joy Oregon, a grassroots advocacy group that promotes Black joy, female leadership development, and culture throughout  Oregon. Prior to joining Partnership for Safety & Justice, Julianne worked in social services, mental health, and community education. She also has experience as an organizer in the labor movement, and she has served as committee chair for the Salem-Keizer NAACP. In her role at PSJ, she will continue to work tirelessly to advance racial and economic justice locally and across the state. In her off-time, you can find her performing as a singer songwriter and traveling Oregon.

Cleo Tung
Development Director

Cleo joined Partnership for Safety and Justice in August 2015 and is responsible for advancing the organization’s individual and foundation fundraising efforts. Previously, she worked in development at UCLA, where she helped increase access to STEM education and raised support for the university’s research, education, and community outreach programs in women’s health. Cleo currently serves on the board of Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service (OAASIS). She received a BA in Criminology from UC Irvine and MPhil in Criminological Research from University of Cambridge.

Anita Rogers
Finance and Operations Director

Anita joined the staff at Partnership for Safety and Justice in November 2015, but she has been a part of the organization’s family for over a decade, serving on our board of directors from 2004 to 2012 and taking on leadership roles as both board treasurer and board chair. Since 2003, Anita had worked with our friends and supporters at the MRG Foundation where she held key grantmaking and leadership positions including serving as Deputy Director. MRG’s Executive Director Sharon Gary-Smith – also a past member of PSJ’s Board of Directors – has described Anita’s “incredible talents” and predicted that “Anita’s expert strategic, operational, and financial thinking” will deepen and fortify our work.

Talia Gad
Communications Director

Talia came to Safety and Justice Oregon in 2016. Prior to joining the team, she spent the 2015 legislative session in Salem, after which she helped develop a broad public health and equity policy platform as campaign manager in a competitive local race. Earlier in her career, Talia spent about a decade as a crisis advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and another decade managing public health prevention education programs. She’s an all-around fan of Oregon’s natural beauty, gluten, and the serial comma.

Aron Klein

Aron Klein
Operations Manager

Aron joined our team in 2018 after volunteering with Partnership for Safety and Justice for several years, starting with his first Lobby Day in 2014. He spent 10 years supporting stigmatized populations and understands that rehabilitation is possible when people have access to help, communal support, and hope for the future. Aron has worked on a variety of campaigns, including California’s marriage equality campaign. When he’s not working, you can find Aron biking, square dancing, feeding his sourdough starter, or partially finishing crossword puzzles.

Kelven ‘Kan’ Jones
Communications Manager

Kelven, who is known throughout the community as Kan, joined the PSJ team in 2021. Kan brings more than a decade’s worth of community engagement and multimedia content creation knowledge into the communications manager role. Prior to PSJ he spent time as an elementary school technology instructor, content strategist, and on-air radio personality. In his spare time Kan enjoys activities such as finding new and creative ways to embarrass his teenage son and daughter, brainstorming unreproducible popcorn seasoning combinations, and podcasting for the Numberz FM radio station.