Leadership & Staff

National Office Senior Leadership


MaryLee Allen
Director of Policy

Gijs deLeede
Chief Financial Officer

Marian Wright Edelman

Max Lesko
Director of National Organizing, Intergovernmental Outreach and CDF Action Council

Mark Publow
Chief Development Officer
Richard Hooks Wayman
National Executive Director

CDF State Office Leadership



Naomi Post
Executive Director
CDF-New York

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald
Southern Regional Director

Patrick Bresette
Executive Director

Bharti Wahi
Executive Director

The Rev. Janet Wolf
Haley Farm and Nonviolent Organizing

National and State Office Staff

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