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David M. Abshire
President and CEO

Thomas M. Kirlin
COO and Program

Jay M. Parker

Robert E. Henderson
Dean of Fellows

Corazon B. Mendoza
Executive Assistant to the President

Jonah Czerwinski
Senior Research Associate and
Director of Homeland Security Projects

Jeffery Thomas
Research Fellow

Alex J. Douville
Strategic Planning Director
Special Assistant to the President

Phyllis d'Hoop
Director, Civility and Governance Project

Mary B. O'Connor
Director of Outreach

John Boyer
Congessional Liaison

B. Philip Beer
Research Assistant

Ysbrant A. Marcelis
Research Associate

Catenna J. Daniels
Receptionist and Membership Director

Jessica M. Morgan
Special Assistant, Fellows Program

Bret S. Lambert
Technical Assistant


Staff Biographies

Matthew P. Gorton
Assitant Chief Operating Officer
Senior Research and Technology Associate

As a CSP intern in the summer of 2001, Mr. Gorton coordinated a weekly roundtable discussion between former Presidential Appointees and thirty interns from local policy institutes. Gorton also examined the feasibility of staging a large event to take place in Washington D.C., at which college-aged interns would be exposed to young leaders in the Administration. The goal was to excite students about careers in the Federal government, and his research helped support the development of a new CSP program for interns in the Federal Executive Branch.

Mr. Gorton served as a 2001-2002 Center Fellow, following graduation from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He joined CSP as a full time employee in May of 2002 and now assists in managing the databases for the program, planning of the Fellows activities, and both research and project initiatives. He is also currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University.

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