Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Angela Glover Blackwell, Esq. Co-Chair

Founder and CEO

PolicyLink Oakland, CA

    Bryan Stevenson, Esq.

    Founder and Executive Director

    Equal Justice Initiative Montgomery, AL

      Carol Oughton Biondi

      Board Member

      California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention/ Board Member, ARC (Anti-Recidivism Coalition) Los Angeles, CA

        DD Eisenberg

        Child Advocate

        Coral Gables, FL

          Deborah Jewell-Sherman

          Director

          Urban Superintendents Program and Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

            George Gresham

            President

            1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Bronx, NY

              Ivanna Omeechevarria

              Child Advocate

              Alexandria, VA

                Jurnee Smollett-Bell

                Actress

                Los Angeles, CA

                  Lan Bentsen, Co-Chair

                  Founder

                  Shape Tomorrow Houston, TX

                    Laphonza Butler

                    President

                    Service Employees International Union-United Long Term Care Workers (SEIU-ULTCW) Los Angeles, CA

                      Malaak Compton-Rock

                      Founder and Director

                      The Angelrock Project New York, NY

                        Marian Wright Edelman

                        President

                          Martin Rodgers

                          Managing Director, Executive Director

                          Managing Director for Health & Public Service Southeast, Executive Director of Accenture’s Nonprofit Group and International Public Sector Practice Washington, DC, Arlington, VA

                            Ruth-Ann Huvane

                            Child Advocate

                            Los Angeles, CA

                              Wendy Puriefoy

                              Child Advocate

                              Washington, DC

                                CDF Board Emeriti

                                Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell
                                Geoffrey Canada,
                                Chair, 2008 – 2014
                                Lisle Carter, Jr.*
                                Laura Chasin*
                                Hillary Rodham Clinton, Esq.
                                Chair, 1986 – 1992
                                Maureen Cogan
                                Deborah S. Cogut, Esq.
                                Leonard Coleman, Jr.
                                Leslie Cornfeld, Esq.
                                Leslee Dart
                                John Deardourff*
                                Pat Fallon*
                                Rev. James Forbes, Jr.
                                James Forman, Jr., Esq.
                                Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
                                Winifred Green*

                                Clay Grubb
                                Lucy Hackney, Esq.
                                Howard Haworth*
                                Dorothy Height*
                                David Hornbeck, Esq.
                                Chair, 1994 – 2005
                                Rev. Dr. M. William Howard, Jr.
                                James Joseph,
                                Chair, 1993 – 1994
                                Deborah Leff, Esq.
                                Marilyn Levitt
                                William Lynch, Jr.*
                                Katie McGrath
                                Charles Merrill, Jr.
                                Heidi Miller
                                Eileen Norton
                                Leonard Riggio
                                Dennis Rivera

                                Johnathan Rodgers
                                Donna E. Shalala,
                                Chair, 1992 – 1993
                                Barbara Shaw
                                J. Michael Solar, Esq.
                                Susan Thomases, Esq.
                                Thomas Troyer, Esq.
                                Jason Tyler
                                Robert Vagt,
                                Chair, 2005 – 2008
                                Laura Wasserman
                                Suzanne Weil
                                Ali Wentworth
                                Abigail Wexner, Esq.
                                Reese Witherspoon
                                Deborah Wright, Esq.

                                *deceased