Staff Profiles

Patricia Barden

Patricia Barden is CMD's IT Director. She graduated summa cum laude from University of Richmond's School of Continuing Studies in 2002.

Sari Williams

Sari Williams is CMD's Graphic Designer and Outreach Manager. She has bachelor's degrees in English, Graphic Design, and Elementary Education.

Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves is CMD's Executive Director. She has served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government and other posts.

Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari, CMD's Deputy Director, is an experienced policy wonk and consumer advocate who has served as a senior analyst on trade.

Brendan Fischer

Brendan Fischer is CMD's General Counsel. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Nikolina Lazic

Nikolina Lazic is CMD's Executive Assistant. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The PRW Staff

The author, PRW Staff, is for short reports/compilations that are attributable to more than one staffer or for staff posts of guest reporters.

Friday Thorn

Friday Thorn is CMD's Digital Editor.

Nick Surgey

Nick Surgey is CMD's Director of Research. His work has been featured in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

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