CWN has a dedicated, passionate team of experienced community leaders.

Executive Director

Darrin Browder

Court Watch NOLA hired Darrin Browder in May 2018 as its Director of Strategic Initiatives to expand the model nationally.  In March of 2022, Darrin was promoted to Executive Director.

A graduate of Southern University New Orleans and of the Southern University Law Center, Darrin has long used his expertise to advocate for equality among all New Orleanians. As an organizer, he fought for the rights of New Orleans restaurant workers; as an attorney, Darrin has dedicated himself to finding actionable paths to transformative justice. Before he came to Court Watch NOLA, Darrin served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Louisiana and for both Orleans Parish Criminal District and Magistrate Courts. Because of this, he is remarkably familiar with court procedure, and has first-hand knowledge of how our courts interact not only with attorneys and law enforcement, but with the public.

As Executive Director, Darrin continues to work toward making the courts accessible to all members of our community and working with the team to ensure transparency and accountability in the criminal courts here at home in New Orleans.

Deputy Director

Andrew Lewis

Forever curious about the intersection of transformative justice, community strengths, and social change through art, Andrew has spent the last two decades leading teams and organizations through collective impact. He is deeply committed to a healthy, vibrant, and equitable New Orleans built from multiple ways of knowing.

Andrew’s approach is to listen to the culture bearers, subject experts, and community organizers to learn how to support and center the work that’s already being done to make sure our community ensures liberation and justice for all.

Director of Court Watching Programs

Jesse Manley

Jesse is a community organizer, political operative, and victim’s rights advocate with a long history of recruiting, training, and mobilizing volunteers.

Jesse combines experience from the corporate world, the non-profit sector, and electoral campaigns to empower volunteers with the skills and confidence they need to make a positive change in their own world. If you care about improving our justice system, please contact Jesse to see how you can make a difference.

Director of Operations

Tierre Hazlewood

Tierre has experience with multiple criminal justice agencies throughout Louisiana including New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and the Louisiana Public Defender Board. She has worked at various government levels in Louisiana including city, state, and federal entities. Tierre also has served in the United States Air Force and the Louisiana Air National Guard with a total of twelve years including two deployments oversees.

She has dedicated her time in Louisiana to pursuing firsthand experience and education of the criminal justice system by gaining institutional knowledge and interdisciplinary perspective of each agency and the role they play in providing the public with fair and equitable justice. In 2014, she completed a graduate degree in Applied Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Since then, she has served in multiple capacities as a State Police Grant Coordinator, Finance Specialist, and Capital Division Administrative Coordinator.  She is enthusiastic about implementing best practices and providing education so that the public can navigate the criminal justice system confidently.


Our Board of Directors

Corey Kiper


Alex Wendling


Megan Kiefer


Barrett Conrad

Dr. Ashraf Esmail

Ashley Garcia

Matthew Guy

Deidre Hayes

Maryam Henderson-Uloho

Eric Holtzman

Wayne Lee

Alfredo Martinez

Arthur Wisdom

Anthony Radosti

Rick Schroeder

Allison Staub

Ken Franz

John Williams

Marcus Kondkar

Eva Lessinger

Katina Whorton

Gian Durand

Jennifer McMillan

Our Advisory Board

Gail Chalew

Paul Flower

Lisa Jordan

Patti Lapeyre

Jim Letten

Hope Goldman Meyer

Troy Remy

Nathalie Simon

Hon. Miriam Waltzer

Beth Wheeler

Matt Wisdom

Ellen Yellin