October 23, 2012

IRR News Report

Spring 2004

Section Fills Staff Positions

The Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities has promoted two of its current staff members and welcomed two new members to its staff.

Tanya Terrell-Collier has been promoted to Section Director, following Penny Wakefield's retirement in January 2004. A graduate of the George Washington University Law School, Tanya has been with the Section since fall 2000, serving as Assistant Director, where she staffed and coordinated the work of the Section's sixteen substantive committees, and more recently as Interim Section Director. In addition to directing the Section, Tanya is responsible for overseeing the work of the AIDS Coordination Project and the Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project.

Prior to joining the Section staff, Tanya had established her own general law practice, worked for the Maryland General Assembly as legislative counsel to a Senate delegation and for a boutique law firm practicing complex civil litigation in the field of employment law.

Jeff Lubbers is the new Section Administrator, replacing Omo Ghandi-Olaoye, who left the ABA following the birth of her twin daughters in January 2004. Jeff had been working as Section Staff Assistant since fall 2002. He is a graduate of Hope College (Michigan) where he received a degree in Sociology and Political Science. Prior to joining the ABA, he served as an intern at the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Lindsay Glauner is the new Project Attorney for the Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. She will help the Project conduct death penalty assessments in capital jurisdictions around the United States. Lindsay most recently worked as an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice at the Los Angeles Immigration Court. While attending DePaul University College of Law, she participated in the Death Penalty Clinic there, researching the development of death penalty law and its administration and assisting in the representation of death row inmates.

Jason Johnson, a second-year student at George Mason University School of Law, is the new Project Assistant for the AIDS Coordination Project. He previously worked for the Research and Evaluation Division of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also interned in the human rights section of the Brazilian Embassy and worked as a Project Assistant at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. in Washington, D.C.