Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Angela Glover Blackwell, Esq. Co-Chair

Founder in Residence

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

Partner

SCRB Strategies Los Angeles, CA

Malaak Compton-Rock

Founder and Director

The Angelrock Project New York, NY

Marian Wright Edelman

Founder and President Emerita

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