JJC Board Members

Sharon Weitzenhof – President

Mark Gavin, Sr. – Vice President

Marissa Murphy – Treasurer

Rhiannon Childs

Nikki Trautman Baszynski

Sharon Weitzenhof


Sharon was one of the founding members of the Juvenile Justice Coalition and served as its Director from 1993 – 2014. She has been a consultant in human services and juvenile justice. Sharon has worked in the public sector (Cuyahoga County and Ohio Department of Youth Services) and the private sector (Center for Community Solutions and Youth Advocate Programs). She remains active with several juvenile/criminal justice organizations. Sharon has a Master of Public Administration. She is the Chair of JJC’s Board of Directors.

Maritza Nelson – General Counsel


Maritza works for the Law Office of Maritza S. Nelson, LLC and serves as General Counsel for JJC.  Prior to forming her own law firm, Maritza spent 5 years in the litigation group at BakerHostetler and 2 years at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.  While in law school at the University of Texas, Maritza participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic representing youth charged with delinquency offenses.  Maritza’s firm offers clients a variety of services, including serving as general business counsel, litigation and dispute resolution services, and succession and estate planning.