About Us

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Leadership & Staff

National Office Senior Management

MaryLee Allen
Director, Child Welfare & Mental Health

Marian Wright Edelman

Richard Gollub
Chief Financial Officer

Patti Hassler
Vice President of Communications and Outreach

Dr. Thomas Maridada
National Director of Education Policy, Practice and Strategic Initiatives

Lori Wood
Vice President for Field

CDF Regional Contacts

Melanie Hartzog
Executive Director, CDF-New York

Alex Johnson
Executive Director, CDF-California

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald
Director, CDF-Southern Regional Office

Peggy Flanagan
Executive Director, CDF-Minnesota

Renuka Mayadev
Executive Director, CDF-Ohio

The Rev. Janet Wolf
Director, Haley Farm and Nonviolent Organizing