About Us

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Board of Directors

Lan Bentsen, Vice Chair
Co-Founder
Frontera Resources
Houston, TX

 

Carol Oughton Biondi
Child Advocate/Commissioner
Los Angeles County
Commission for Children and Families
Los Angeles, CA

 

Angela Glover Blackwell, Vice Chair
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
PolicyLink
Oakland, CA

 

Laphonza Butler
President
SEIU-ULTCW
Los Angeles, CA

 

Geoffrey Canada, Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc.
New York, NY

 

Deborah S. Cogut, Esq.
Vice Chair
The Polyphony Foundation
Greenwich, CT

 

Malaak Compton-Rock
Founder and Director
The Angelrock Project
Alpine, NJ

 

Leslie Cornfeld, Esq.
Director
Mayor's Task Force on Child Welfare and Safety
New York, NY

 

Marian Wright Edelman
President
Children's Defense Fund
Washington, D.C.

 

DD Eisenberg
Child Advocate
Coral Gables, FL

 

Pat Fallon
Chairman
Fallon Worldwide
Minneapolis, MN

 

Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.
President
Healing of the Nations Foundation
New York, NY

 

Winifred Green
President
Southern Coalition for
Educational Equity
New Orleans, LA

 
George Gresham

George Gresham
President
1199SEIU
Bronx, NY

 

Clay Grubb
President
Grubb Properties, Inc.
Charlotte, NC

 

Ruth-Ann Huvane
Child Advocate
Los Angeles, CA

 

Deborah Jewell-Sherman
Professor of Practice
Director, Urban Superintendents Program
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA

 

Katie McGrath
Child Advocate
Los Angeles, CA

 

Ivanna Omeechevarria
Child Advocate
Alexandria, VA

 

Wendy Puriefoy
Child Advocate
Boston, MA

 
Barbara Shaw

Barbara Shaw
Child Advocate
Baltimore, MD

 
Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Actress
Los Angeles, CA

 

Bryan Stevenson
Founder and Executive Director
Equal Justice Initiative
Montgomery, AL

 

Laura Wasserman
Child Advocate
Los Angeles, CA

 

Ali Wentworth
Actress
New York, NY

 

Reese Witherspoon
Actress
Los Angeles, CA