Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Angela Glover Blackwell, 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, Secretary

              Child Advocate

              Alexandria, VA

                Jurnee Smollett-Bell

                Actor and Child Advocate

                Los Angeles, CA

                  Lan Bentsen

                  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

                          Martin Rodgers, Treasurer

                          Senior Managing Director — US Southeast and Metro Washington, DC Office Managing Director

                          Accenture Washington, DC, Arlington, VA

                            Ruth-Ann Huvane, Vice-Chair

                            Child Advocate

                            Los Angeles, CA

                              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
                              Wendy Puriefoy
                              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