Board of Directors

George Gresham
Lan Bentsen, Co-Chair
Founder
Shape Tomorrow
Houston, TX
Carol Oughton Biondi
Board Member, California
State Advisory Committee
on Juvenile Justice &
Delinquency Prevention/
Board Member, ARC
(Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Los Angeles), CA
George Gresham
President
1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Bronx, NY
     
Laphonza Butler
President
Service Employees International Union-United Long Term Care Workers (SEIU-ULTCW)
Los Angeles, CA
DD Eisenberg
Child Advocate
Coral Gables, FL
Ivanna Omeechevarria
Child Advocate
Alexandria, VA
     
Jurnee Smollett
Marian Wright Edelman
President
Children's Defense Fund
Washington, DC
Deborah Jewell-Sherman
Director
Urban Superintendents Program
and Professor of Practice,
Harvard Graduate School
of Education, MA
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Actress
Los Angeles, CA
     
 
Ruth-Ann Huvane
Child Advocate
Los Angeles, CA
Martin Rodgers
Managing Director
Washington, DC Metro
Office, Managing Director for Health & Public Service Southeast, Executive
Director of Accenture’s
Nonprofit Group Arlington, VA and International Public Sector Practice
 
     
 
Wendy Puriefoy
Child Advocate
Washington, DC
Angela Glover Blackwell, Esq., Co-Chair
Founder and CEO
PolicyLink
Oakland, CA
 
     
 
 
Bryan Stevenson, Esq.
Founder and Executive Director
Equal Justice Initiative
Montgomery, AL
Malaak Compton-Rock
Founder and Director
The Angelrock Project
New York, NY
 
     

Former CDF Board Members and Emeriti

Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell Clay Grubb Leonard Riggio
     
Geoffrey Canada,
Chair, 2008 - 2014
Lucy Hackney, Esq. Dennis Rivera
     
Lisle Carter, Jr.
(deceased)
Henry Hampton
(deceased)
Johnathan Rodgers
     
Laura Chasin
(deceased)
Howard Haworth
(deceased)
Donna E. Shalala
Chair, 1992 – 1993
     
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Esq.
Chair 1986 – 1992
Dorothy Height
(deceased)
Barbara Shaw
     
Maureen Cogan David Hornbeck, Esq.
Chair, 1994 – 2005
J. Michael Solar, Esq.
     
Deborah S. Cogut, Esq. Rev. Dr. M. William Howard, Jr. Susan Thomases, Esq.
     
Leonard Coleman, Jr. James Joseph
Chair, 1993 – 1994
Thomas Troyer, Esq.
     
Leslie Cornfeld, Esq. Deborah Leff, Esq. Jason Tyler
     
Leslee Dart Marilyn Levitt Robert Vagt
Chair, 2005 – 2008
     
John Deardourff
(deceased)
William Lynch, Jr.
(deceased)
Laura Wasserman
     
Pat Fallon
(deceased)
Katie McGrath Suzanne Weil
     
Rev. James Forbes, Jr. Charles Merrill, Jr. Ali Wentworth
     
James Forman, Jr., Esq. Heidi Miller Abigail Wexner, Esq.
     
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Eileen Norton Reese Witherspoon
     
Winifred Green
(deceased)
Deborah Wright, Esq.