Staff

Ian Adams, Senior Fellow
Ian is responsible for coordinating R Street’s insurance research and outreach, as well as overseeing matters related to next generation transportation. He also tracks the disruptive impact of burgeoning technologies on law and regulation.
Edward Anselm, Senior Fellow
Senior fellow with R Street's tobacco harm reduction project and medical director of Emblem Health.
David Bahr, Media Relations Manager
David works to connect R Street scholars with reporters, columnists, bloggers, editorial boards and television and radio producers. He also assists in R Street's editorial process and has written about harm-reduction issues for R Street.
Ethan Bishop, Operations Associate
Ethan is responsible for supporting day-to-day operations of the institute’s headquarters, as well as providing executive support to the president and his staff.
Ben Carnes, Communications Director
Communications director and policy analyst. He previously was communications director both for the Office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and for Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Jonathan Coppage, Senior Fellow
Visiting senior fellow, focused on regulatory obstacles to the traditional, walkable development patterns that strengthen communities socially and fiscally.
Christian Cámara, Southeast Region Director
Southeast region director, senior fellow and a co-founder of the institute. Christian previously was Florida director of the Heartland Institute’s Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate.
C. Jarrett Dieterle, Governance Project Fellow
Jarrett's research focuses on strengthening Congress and restoring its role as the First Branch in the U.S. system of separated powers. He also conducts research on regulatory reform, alcohol policy and commercial freedom issues.
Melissa Dunlap, Operations Associate
Melissa's duties include scheduling meetings, booking travel, expense tracking, filing documents, monitoring tech concerns and attending to health-care expenses.
Mike Godwin, Senior Fellow
Senior fellow and former director of innovation policy
Zach Graves, Technology Policy Program Director
Zach oversees R Street's tech program, which engages on issues that include intellectual property, cybersecurity, surveillance, cryptocurrency, privacy, the sharing economy, transparency and open data.
Steven Greenhut, Western Region Director
Steven is responsible for overseeing R Street's efforts in California, Oregon, Washington state, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii.
Devin Hartman, Electricity Policy Manager
Electricity policy manager and senior fellow. He researches and promotes competitive electricity markets, efficient energy R&D and environmental policies, and sensible rate designs.
Anne Hobson, Technology Policy Fellow
Anne specializes in free-market approaches to emerging technologies, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and the sharing economy.
Caroline Kitchens, Outreach Associate
Caroline helps to manage R Street’s coalition efforts, as well as providing education and outreach to policymakers and their staff. She has written extensively about agriculture issues for R Street.
Kevin Kosar, Governance Project Director
Kevin oversees three separate research programs that aim, respectively, to strengthen Congress, modernize the U.S. Postal Service and rationalize federal and state alcoholic beverage policies.
Nathan Leamer, Outreach Manager
Nathan works with legislative and coalition partners to advance the institute’s policy agenda on questions of due process, particularly those related to technology, civil liberties and criminal justice.
R.J. Lehmann, Editor-in-Chief
Senior fellow, editor-in-chief and co-founder. R.J. is an award-winning business journalist who spent a decade covering the insurance, banking and securities industries.
Eli Lehrer, President
Eli oversees all R Street operations, make major strategic decisions and is ultimately responsible for all of R Street's products. He also tells pirate jokes.
Sasha Moss, Technology Policy Fellow
Sasha handles the intellectual property, open data and digital free speech portfolios of R Street's technology policy program. She also assists the outreach team in coalition building and event coordination.
Andrew Moylan, Executive Director
Andrew oversees all of R Street's policy work and conducts his own research and writing, primarily on tax policy and sharing-economy issues.
Josiah Neeley, Southwest Region Director
Josiah leads the institute’s work on legislation and issues affecting Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Alex J. Pollock, Financial Systems Studies Director
Alex provides thought and policy leadership on financial issues, broadly defined. These include understanding financial systems, cycles of booms and busts, financial crises, risk and uncertainty, central banking and the politics of finance.
Arthur Rizer, Justice Policy Director
Justice policy director and senior fellow. He heads the institute’s agenda on a variety of issues related to crime, corrections and policing.
Catrina Rorke, Energy Policy Director
Catrina leads the institute's energy program, which works to clarify a well-defined and limited role for government in infrastructure, wholesale and retail electricity, research and development, fuel choice and diversity, and climate adaptation and mitigation.
Murray Rothbark, Office Dog
Distinguished visiting office dog and canine policy director. Murray's interests include squirrel control and transportation systems, with a particular interest in bicycles and skateboards.
Lori Sanders, Outreach Director
Lori oversees efforts to advance R Street's policy agenda on Capitol Hill by building relationships with congressional offices and creating coalitions with like-minded organizations.
Erica Schoder, Operations Director
Finance and operations director. Prior to joining R Street, Erica was for eight years the owner and operator of Epilogue Book Co.
Daniel Semelsberger, Research Assistant
Daniel's research focuses on financial sector structure; central banking and monetary policy issues; innovation policy; city and regional policy; and the role of risk and uncertainty in financial systems.
Patricia Simon, Operations Specialist
Patricia manages R Street's internship program and provides support to its development initiatives. She also works with the operations team to develop and implement processes and strategies for the organization.
Alan Smith, Midwest Director
Midwest director, senior fellow and co-founder. Alan was previously Ohio director of the Heartland Institute.
Cameron Smith, State Programs Director
Cameron oversees the institute's work on the state and local level and advises the organization on legal matters.
Joi Washington, Operations Manager
Operations manager. Joi previously worked in the government performance operations department of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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