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Celeste Trusty

Deputy Director of State Policy

Celeste is so excited to return to her role as Pennsylvania State Policy Director for FAMM, where she will continue her work with impacted community members, lawmakers, and other stakeholders to advocate reforms to our overly-punitive sentencing laws and policies.

During her tenure as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons in the final year of the Wolf and Fetterman administration, Ms. Trusty oversaw the commonwealth’s clemency process and supported the administration’s goals of an historic dedication to second chances.  Celeste also served as Political Director for John Fetterman’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2021 prior to her appointment as Secretary of the PA Board of Pardons.

Ms. Trusty was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the Judicial Conduct Board of PA in 2020, where she served as a Board member from 2020 to 2022 as Board Secretary from 2021 to 2022, and on the personnel committee from 2020 to 2022.

A proud former volunteer for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, you can see Celeste in “The Prosecution: Wrong Place, Wrong Time” episode of The Innocence Files on Netflix, which details the harrowing and powerful story of Chester Hollman’s 28 year fight for freedom from a wrongful conviction.

Celeste is dedicated to the liberation of people impacted by the legal system, and is so grateful for the opportunity to work closely with so many incredible organizations, lawmakers, and community members to transform our system into one that more closely resembles justice.