Lisa Cisneros-Executive Director
Lisa Cisneros, part-time Executive Director of Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, is instrumental in day to day operations and the organization of the group’s political influence. With ten years experience working as a paralegal for a criminal defense attorney, and extensive knowledge of both the court and political systems, Lisa was instrumental in organizing groups in support of Colorado House Bill 1274 to abolish the death penalty in Colorado in 2009. In addition to her Executive Director duties, Lisa continues to work tirelessly on high profile death penalty cases.
Francoise Mbabazi has been the Outreach Director for several state wide, multi-issue, multi-racial and advocacy organizations since 2004. Currently Francoise oversees CADP’s organizing projects, engages in coalition building work with national, regional, state and local. She holds a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelors degree in International Business Administration. She is originally from Rwanda.
Sharletta Evans, the Statewide Victim Outreach Coordinator, became a local community activist and motivational speaker after the tragic loss of her three year old son. She began grassroots efforts towards gang prevention in backyards, leading her to form the Re-Creation Center, an anti-gang nonprofit. Through her almost immediate public declaration of forgiveness towards her son’s shooters, Sharletta turned the spotlight personally and politically towards fairness for juvenile offenders. She is working towards becoming a Restorative Justice mediator and she has also been a participant. In May 2012, she met with the man who pulled the trigger, firing the bullet killing her son, making her one of few people who have been on both sides of the Restorative Justice process. Sharletta is a frequent speaker and published writer on Restorative Justice, juvenile sentencing, and forgiveness.