Jill Abernethy began working for our organization in March of 1998. She serves as the Paralegal for Justice 360 as well as the law firm of Blume, Franklin-Best & Young, LLC.
Megan Barnes joined Justice 360 as the Craig N. Yankwitt Capital Punishment Fellow in September 2019. Megan is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Rhodes College. A native of Dallas, Texas, she interned with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project in Durham, North Carolina and the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs in Austin, Texas.
Hannah Freedman joined our organization in September 2017. She is a graduate of Duke University and Cornell Law School and a proud native of Clemson. Prior to joining Justice 360, Hannah served as a law clerk to Judge Richard C. Wesley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Harold E. Eaton of the Vermont Supreme Court.
Alana Jordan joined Justice 360 in October of 2019 as our Development Coordinator. Alana is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications and has more than a decade of development and communications experience working with and for non-profit organizations.
Emily Paavola joined our organization in 2008, and served as our Executive Director for seven years. From 2015 – until mid, 2017 she served as the Legal Director for Justice 360. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Cornell Law School, and previously served as the first Fellowship Attorney at the Cornell Death Penalty Project.
Lindsey Vann joined Justice 360 in 2013 and became Executive Director in 2017 after serving as a Justice 360 Fellow and Staff Attorney. Lindsey is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Richmond School of Law. Prior to joining Justice 360, Lindsey was a law clerk to the Honorable James R. Spencer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Brendan Van Winkle joined Justice 360 as a Craig N. Yankwitt Capital Punishment Fellow in September 2020. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. While in Austin, Brendan interned at the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs and the Federal Defender’s Capital Habeas Unit. He also interned at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation and the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.