Center Staff

Meet our team in Detroit, MI, and Washington, D.C., as well as our Research Assistants, and yearly Oversight Fellow(s) from research institutions across the country.

Meet our Team

James Townsend

Director of the Levin Center

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Elise Bean

Director, Washington Office

Benjamin Eikey

Manager, State Training and Development

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Julieann Elliott

Administrative Clerk


Lynne Geller

Director of Philanthropy

Kyle Goedert

Research and Communications Specialist


Linda Gustitus

Senior Advisor

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Lauren Jasinski

Civic Education Specialist


Margaux Laspeyres

Manager, Operations and Finance

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Ian McKnight

Manager, State Training and Development

Grace Moore

Research and Data Specialist

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Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson

Academic Director, State Oversight Academy

Research Assistants

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Emma Driker
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Alyssa Noch
Trevor Skrebe
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Micah Stadnika

2023/24 Oversight Fellow