Board Bios

Amie Fishman, Director

Amie Fishman, MPH has been working at the intersection of public health, education, and incarceration for over 18 years. Her background as a mitigation specialist and death penalty appeals investigator informs her public health practice. She is currently the Project Director for a partnership between City College of San Francisco and a national network of primary care clinics for people recently released from prison called Transitions Clinic Network, as well as a faculty member at CCSF and San Francisco State University. She received her BA from Vassar College and her MPH from San Francisco State, where she focused on alternatives to and health impacts of incarceration.

Teodora Ildefonzo, Archival Secretary

Teodora Ildefonzo-Olmo, is a San Francisco Native with 19 years of Youth Development Experience in the non-profit sector.  She holds a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development and an M.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from San Francisco State University.  She currently works for the City of San Pablo and manages their Community Schools Initiative.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling and teaching martial arts.  She has two beautiful children, Marley and Gabriel and has been married to her husband Victor for over 10-years.

Rebecca Kelly, Board Chair

Rebecca Kelly is an attorney specializing in advocacy.  She began working on a case with CRI in 2011 and became deeply interested in the mission and work of the organization.  This led her to join the Board in 2016.  Rebecca has worked with various Public Defender Offices in California and is passionate about human rights, upholding constitutional protections, and eradicating the death penalty.  She graduated from the McGeorge School of Law in 2013 and has corporate experience in the Human Resources space.

Klaira Lerma, Treasurer

Klaira Lerma holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a focus in Community and Behavioral Health from the Colorado School of Public Health. Klaira currently works as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Stanford University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning. Klaira has committed herself to advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice, both domestically and internationally. Her experience includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, policy advocacy, health education, and direct clinical services. Klaira enthusiastically brings program planning and evaluation skills and a reproductive justice lens to the important work of CRI.

Traci Owens, Director

Bio coming soon.