Board of Directors

The Council is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of some of the most accomplished leaders in criminal justice and public policy. The Board is chaired by Laurie Robinson, who twice served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs.

Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor, Criminology, Law and Society, Robinson Professors. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University
Laurie Robinson
Chair
Professor
George Mason University
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Roy Austin
Vice President of Civil Rights
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Adam Gelb
President and CEO
Council on Criminal Justice
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Tim Head
Executive Director
Faith & Freedom Coalition
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Michael Jacobson,
Treasurer
Executive Director
CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance
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Justin Keener
Partner
Granite Public Affairs
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Gil Kerlikowske
Professor
Northeastern University
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Gerald Malloy
South Carolina State Senator
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Donald Stern
Of Counsel, Yurko, Salvesen & Remz
Managing Director, Corporate Monitoring at Affiliated Monitors
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Nicole Surber,
Development Committee Chair
Vice President
Major & Principal Gifts,
Environmental Defense Fund
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Jo-Ann Wallace,
Membership Committee Chair
President and CEO,
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
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Kathi Westcott,
Governance Committee Chair
Senior Counsel
The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Daniel F. Wilhelm
President
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
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Diane Williams
Issues Committee Chair
President Emeritus
Safer Foundation

Past Directors

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Flozell Daniels
President and CEO
Foundation for Louisiana
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Marissa Dodson
In Memoriam
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Jim Seward
Vice Chair
Colonel
Kansas Army National Guard

Board of Trustees

Co-chaired by Sally Yates and Mark Holden, the Board of Trustees includes a diverse range of influential and innovative leaders representing a broad spectrum of professions, disciplines, and political perspectives. Trustees help shape the Council's policy and research agenda and also select Council members, serve on Task Forces, and provide guidance on how the Council can best serve the criminal justice field.

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Mark Holden
Co-Chair
Senior Vice President (ret.)
Koch Industries, Inc.
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Sally Yates
Co-Chair
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
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Eduardo Bocanegra
Senior Director
READI Chicago
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Jeff Brandes
Florida State Senator
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Jerry Brown
Fromer Governor of California
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Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Chief Justice
California Supreme Court
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Peter Chiarelli
Former Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army
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Jennifer Doleac
Director
Justice Tech Lab at Texas A&M University
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James Forman, Jr.
Professor
Yale Law School
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Ed Gonzalez
Sheriff
Harris County (Texas)
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Mike Lee
U.S. Senator, Utah
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Alan Leshner
Chief Executive Officer (Emeritus)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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DeRay Mckesson
Co-Founder
Campaign Zero
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Janelle Melohn
Director, OVC VOCA Center
National Criminal Justice Association
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Melissa Nelson
State's Attorney
Florida's Fourth Judicial Circuit
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Michael Nutter
Former Mayor, Philadelphia
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Colette S. Peters
Director
Oregon Department of Corrections
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Charles Ramsey
Former Chicago, D.C., and Philadelphia Police Leader
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Louis Reed
Sr. Director of Membership and Partnerships
REFORM Alliance
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Virginia Sloan
Founder and President Emeritus
The Constitution Project
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Nicholas Turner
President and Director
Vera Institute of Justice
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Paula Wolff
Director
Illinois Justice Project

Past Trustees

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Matt Bevin
Former Governor of Kentucky
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Sherrilyn Ifill
President and Director-Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund
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Van Jones
Co-Chair
REFORM Action Fund