About Us

Segregation Solutions is a group of academics and practitioners working together to promote alternatives to segregation and transform corrections management. We empower stakeholder-led research and innovation by soliciting, supporting, and disseminating the best new strategies to create safer, more rehabilitative corrections environments.

WHO WE ARE

Angela Hawken, PhD
Angela Hawken, PhD
Director

Angela Hawken, Ph.D., is a Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management and director of Segregation Solutions. She works closely with practitioners to identify areas for improvement in policies and practices related to correctional facility management.

Dan Pacholke
Dan Pacholke
Co-Director

Dan Pacholke worked in the Washington Department of Corrections for over 33 years, holding multiple positions from correctional officer up to his last role as secretary overseeing prisons, community corrections, health services, inmate change, and reentry. Mr. Pacholke has served as superintendent of Cedar Creek, Stafford Creek, and Monroe Correctional Complex. Known for implementing innovative practices, he has recently led reforms in restrictive housing, including congregate programming.

Sandy Felkey Mullins
Sandy Felkey Mullins, JD
Senior Advisor

Sandy Felkey Mullins, J.D., is a Senior Research Scholar in the Litmus program at NYU’s Marron Institute. Ms. Mullins served as Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s senior policy advisor on public safety and government operations. Previously, she served as director of the WADOC Office of Executive Policy, where she led the development and implementation of a statewide SCF response to violations of community supervision.

Eraka Bath, MD
Eraka Bath, MD
Senior Advisor

Eraka Bath, MD, is board-certified in child and adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry. She is an assistant professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bath specializes in diagnostic assessment and forensic consultation with adolescents, with an emphasis on high-risk youth.

Ariana Anderson, PhD
Ariana Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor

Ariana Anderson, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. Dr. Anderson is a recent recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface, and is widely published in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Ellyn Schwaiger, MPP
Ellyn Schwaiger, MPP
Assistant Project Director

Ellyn Schwaiger, M.P.P., manages pilot development and implementation, handles marketing and communications initiatives, and acts as a liaison between Segregation Solutions and partner agencies.

Yiwen Zhang, MPP
Yiwen Zhang, MPP
Assistant Project Director

Yiwen Zhang, M.P.P., manages pilot development and implementation, and acts as a liaison between Segregation Solutions and partner agencies.

Powerful & effective cooperation
lasting for years!

Knowledge, obtained in high school, is not sometimes enough
in a dynamically changing world of business

What we offer

Our team helps practitioners turn their corrections management ideas into empirical research that can transform facilities - and lives.

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