Board of Directors

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
Angela Glover Blackwell, Esq., Co-Chair
Founder and CEO
PolicyLink
Oakland, CA
     
Laphonza Butler
President
Service Employees International Union-United Long Term Care Workers (SEIU-ULTCW)
Los Angeles, CA
Deborah S. Cogut, Esq.
Co-Founder and Vice Chair
The Polyphony Foundation
Greenwich, CT
Malaak Compton-Rock
Founder and Director
The Angelrock Project
New York, NY
     
George Gresham
Marian Wright Edelman
President
Children's Defense Fund
Washington, DC
DD Eisenberg
Child Advocate
Coral Gables, FL
George Gresham
President
1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Bronx, NY
     
Ruth-Ann Huvane
Child Advocate
Los Angeles, CA
Deborah Jewell-Sherman
Director
Urban Superintendents Program
and Professor of Practice,
Harvard Graduate School
of Education, MA
Ivanna Omeechevarria
Child Advocate
Alexandria, VA
     
Jurnee Smollett
Wendy Puriefoy
Child Advocate
Washington, DC
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
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Actress
Los Angeles, CA
     
   
Bryan Stevenson, Esq.
Founder and Executive Director
Equal Justice Initiative
Montgomery, AL
   
     

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.
     
Leonard Coleman, Jr. Rev. Dr. M. William Howard, Jr. Susan Thomases, Esq.
     
Leslie Cornfeld, Esq. James Joseph
Chair, 1993 – 1994
Thomas Troyer, Esq.
     
Leslee Dart Deborah Leff, Esq. Jason Tyler
     
John Deardourff
(deceased)
Marilyn Levitt Robert Vagt
Chair, 2005 – 2008
     
Pat Fallon
(deceased)
William Lynch, Jr.
(deceased)
Laura Wasserman
     
Rev. James Forbes, Jr. Katie McGrath Suzanne Weil
     
James Forman, Jr., Esq. Charles Merrill, Jr. Ali Wentworth
     
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Heidi Miller Abigail Wexner, Esq.
     
Winifred Green
(deceased)
Eileen Norton Reese Witherspoon
     
  Deborah Wright, Esq.