Center Staff

Meet our team in Detroit and Washington, D.C., as well as our Oversight Fellows from research institutions across the country.

Meet our Team

Jim Townsend

James Townsend

Director of the Levin Center

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Elise Bean

Director, Washington Office

Benjamin Eikey

State Training and Communications Manager

Julieann Elliott

Administrative Clerk


Lynne Geller

Director of Philanthropy

Kyle Goedert

Research and Communications Specialist


Linda Gustitus

Senior Advisor

Lauren Jasinski

Civic Education Specialist


Margaux Laspeyres

Program Manager

Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson

Academic Director, State Oversight Academy

Research Assistants

Emma Driker
Rebecca LaLonde
Grace Moore
Alyssa Noch
Trevor Skrebe
Micah Stadnika

2022/23 Oversight Fellows