January 14th, 2013
After nearly four years with NEIP, Executive Director Gretchen Bennett has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Gretchen began with NEIP in March 2009 as a part-time Project Coordinator, and became its first full-time Project Coordinator in February 2010. In November 2010, recognizing the scope of responsibilities the Project Coordinator held, NEIP’s Board formally designated her NEIP’s first Executive Director. Gretchen led NEIP into securing its first grant, expanding its mission beyond DNA cases and into a key partnership with the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Innocence Litigation Unit. NEIP’s Board and supporters thank her for her valuable work on behalf of NEIP.
Staff Attorney Criselda Ruiz will be serving as Interim Executive Director.