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

Rae Vann
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Michael Eastman
Senior Vice President, Policy and Assistant General Counsel

Patience Addo
Vice President, Finance and Treasurer


John Annand
Senior Counsel
Michael Bracken
Senior Counsel
Rachel DesPlaines
Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Christina English
Staff Economist
Michael Goodman
Director, Compliance Solutions
Alexis Henry
Data Analyst
William Holmes
Senior Policy Fellow
Tariqul Islam
Senior Analyst
Judy Jackson
Project Manager, Finance and Accounting
Carly Johnson
Program Support Specialist
Patrick Keller
Senior Analyst, Compliance Systems
Nicholas Kuriger
Director, Information Technology
Trish Lakis
Senior Advisor, Strategy and Operations
Bradley Longsworth
Staff Accountant
Dionne Mack
Manager, Member Solutions and Engagement
Valeriya Malobrodskaya
Operations Analyst
Jennifer McNally
Instructional Design Specialist
James Midkiff
Data Analyst
Nancy Nelkin
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Danny Petrella
Senior Counsel
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
Claire Smith
Edward Sommers
Director, Education and Training
Tonya Spears
Director, Human Resources
John Steiger
Senior Legal Assistant
D'Ontae Sylvertooth
John Tysse
Senior Counsel and Managing Editor
Cynthia Valadez
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Joseph Vele
Anita Williams
Finance Coordinator
Samantha Wittie
Manager, Membership Operations
Chase Woodley
Felice Yang
Associate Analyst