Three new staff members join the CFSY

Megan Buchanan is the new program assistant at the Campaign. Megan is originally from Los Angeles, California, and attended college at American University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in international studies.  

She previously worked at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community as a development intern, and more recently as an intern at the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. As the Campaign’s program assistant, Megan will engage volunteers and donors, plan and execute events, and help further the Campaign’s advocacy efforts. In her free time, Megan enjoys dancing and rollerblading.

Rebecca Turner has joined the Campaign as the Montgomery implementation coordinator. In this role, she coordinates pro bono engagement for resentencings following the Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana U.S Supreme Court rulings, tracks the outcomes of resentencings, and serves as a liaison with law firms across the country. She also works with state litigation partners in order to help ensure that the Montgomery ruling is being meaningfully implemented. 

Rebecca is a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Virginia School of Law. As a law student, she worked on habeas corpus petitions for death penalty inmates in California, and participated in the Innocence Project clinic at the University of Virginia. After graduation, she was a fellow at the Prisoners’ Rights Project of the Washington Lawyer’s Committee. Immediately before joining the Campaign, Rebecca worked at the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, where she helped to implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act in Maryland prisons. Rebecca is a self-professed television and movie buff. She also enjoys cooking new and interesting foods and reading in her spare time.

Greg Hamilton is our new outreach coordinator. In this position, Greg works with individuals directly impacted by sentences of life without parole as children.

Greg communicates frequently with people who are currently serving these sentences and serves as the staff coordinator with the National Family Network, a national network of family members whose loved ones are serving life without parole for crimes committed as youth. He also helps to coordinate events and leads special projects as assigned. 

Greg recently graduated from St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont, where he majored in chemistry and engaged in international advocacy work with the Student Global AIDS Campaign. He will be at the CFSY for one year as a participant in the  Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Greg enjoys biking, skiing and snowboarding.