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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Committee on Law and Justice Staff Information


Staff Listing 


Monica Feit, Acting Director
Tina M. Latimer, Program Coordinator

Leticia Garcilazo Green, Senior Program Assistant



Mailing Address

Committee on Law and Justice

The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Tel: 202-334-3239
Fax: 202-334-3829


Staff Biographies (alphabetical)  


Monica Feit Monica Feit is the Acting Director of the Committee on Law and Justice and the Deputy Executive Director of DBASSE. Previously, Monica was at the Department of Health and Human Services where she worked for over four years. Most recently, she served as the policy director at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration where she was responsible for providing leadership on cross-cutting policy issues. She also planned and oversaw policy research in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Prior to joining HHS, Monica served as a senior program officer at the National Academies where she directed studies on topics including the integration of primary care and public health, the health of LGBT populations, and the science of child abuse and neglect. In 2009, she was named an American Public Health Association Government Fellow and worked as a staffer on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee in the office of Senator Dodd during the development of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to her domestic health policy experience, Monica has a wealth of experience working on public health issues in Europe and Africa. She received a B.A. in government from Smith College, a Master's in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from London South Bank University.
Staff Leticia Garcilazo Leticia Garcilazo Green is a senior program assistant for the Committee on Law and Justice and the Board on Science Education. Since joining the staff in 2014, she has supported numerous studies focusing on issues related to criminal justice, science education, and climate change. Prior to joining the National Academies, she worked as a legal assistant with a law firm that specialized in security clearances and white-collar crime in Washington, DC. She earned a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in sociology with a concentration in criminology from Louisiana State University, and an M.A. in forensic psychology from The George Washington University.
 TinaLatimer2 Tina M. Latimer is the Program Coordinator for the Committee on Law and Justice, Committee on Population, Board on Environmental Change and Society, and Board on Human-Systems Integration. Tina joined the CLAJ staff in the spring of 2014 after 19 years of experience working in law firms as an Office Manager and Executive Legal Secretary. She also worked as a staff assistant to the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness. Through these experiences, she developed excellent skills in managing the overall administrative and logistical procedures in a busy environment. She is responsible for coordinating the reporting requirements, administrative functions and logistical support for CLAJ and the project committees. She supervises the Program Assistants for all projects, provides support to the Board Director and ensures the smooth implementation of DBASSE and NRC procedures. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland.



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