CPPS Staff

CPPS is a partnership of senior consultants who have worked together for many years. Each of us has an independent business and we collaborate through CPPS on larger projects where we can offer more value to our clients working as a team than as individuals. We have a very streamlined organizational structure that includes a president/treasurer and vice president/secretary. CPPS operations are governed by a national Board of Directors.

David A. Price, Ph.D., is the President and co-founder of CPPS. He has more than 30 years of experience working with public sector agencies across the country — human services agencies, foundations, non-profit organizations, courts and justice system agencies — conducting research, designing tools to improve organizational performance, facilitating planning processes, implementing demonstration projects, and documenting and evaluating project outcomes. Price received a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Economics from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon.

John A. Martin, Ph.D. is the Director of the CPPS Immigration and the State Courts Initiative.  Dr. Martin, a planning, policy, and management consultant, is recognized as an innovator in planning, management, performance measurement, and institutional development for justice and human service organizations.  Over the past 36 years, he has worked with courts, justice, and human service agencies of all types.  Dr. Martin received a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public Affairs of the University of Colorado, an M.A. in Political Science, University of Colorado, a B.A. in Political Science from Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, and has had extensive mediation training from CDR Associates.

Steven Weller, J.D., Ph.D., has more than 37 years of experience working with state courts and other justice system institutions in the Unites States and internationally.  In the United States he has served as principal investigator or consultant on a variety of national, state, and local research and strategic planning projects aimed at improving different aspects of the justice system and developing responses to public policy problems.  Dr. Weller’s current and recent projects include work on immigration issues, alternative dispute resolution, civil case processing, alternative sanctions to incarceration, family courts, child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, courthouse safety, and jail overcrowding.  His work has also included developing approaches to help courts deal more effectively with cultural issues in family and domestic violence cases.

Robert G. Williams, Ph.D. is the Chairman and co-founder of CPPS.  For more than 40 years, Williams has provided technical assistance and performed policy research for health and human services agencies, as well as courts. A national expert in child support enforcement, Williams has also worked with Courts on strategic planning and services for divorcing and unmarried parents.  He has conducted human service agency management studies and program effectiveness assessments, as well as directing large-scale program evaluations.  Williams holds M.P.A. and Ph.D degrees from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Angela J. Lederach is a Research Associate with the CPPS Immigration Initiative. Prior to this Initiative, she worked with international reconciliation and transitional justice efforts in the Philippines, West Africa, and Latin America. Her writings about culture, peace building, and restorative justice have appeared in a variety of diverse publications. Angela holds a dual B.A. degree in Anthropology and International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Jeffrey S. Yoder  is a Research Associate with the CPPS Immigration Initiative. Prior to working on the Immigration Initiative, he worked with the Mennonite Central Committee in Tucson, Arizona coordinating educational events to raise awareness about the issues facing border communities in both Mexico and the United States, and also worked with the Tucson Food Bank. Most recently, Jeffrey worked on a community health initiative in the Philippines. Jeffrey is proficient in Spanish and holds a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Luke Roth-Mullet, J.D., is a Research Attorney with the Immigration and the State Courts Initiative. Prior to working on the Immigration Initiative, he worked with the Mennonite Central Committee in Mexico City, Mexico conducting learning tours centered around topics of immigration and economic development. Luke is proficient in Spanish.  Luke received his B.S. in Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies from Eastern Mennonite University and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.


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