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A Center of Gravity

By building a membership of top experts, innovators and influencers, the Council creates a center of gravity for the field, elevates the field in stature and clout, and helps build relationships among those with the ability to shape the direction of policy and practice and the quality of the national conversation.

Membership serves as acknowledgement of the accomplishments of established leaders and as an honor to which the next generation of criminal justice trailblazers can aspire. It helps develop a strong cohort of people ready and able to understand, manage and lead the field through the complex challenges of the future, and supports the advancement of professionals and emerging leaders who are under-represented in the field, such as formerly incarcerated people, women, and career-changers.


Membership Roster

In early 2020, the Board of Directors elected the Council's inaugural membership class. This list includes members of the Council’s inaugural membership class, as well as members of our governing Board of Directors* and advisory Board of Trustees**. 

In fall 2020, the Council will open our membership to new nominees. The process of nomination and election will be posted here, so check back for details. See here for more information about selection criteria and benefits of Council membership.


Hassan Aden
Former Police Chief, Greenville, North Carolina; Monitor, Cleveland Federal Consent Decree

Shawn Armbrust
Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project

Roy Austin*
Partner, Harris, Wiltshire, & Grannis

Rachel Barkow
Vice Dean and Professor, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University School of Law

Alysia Bell
Senior Vice President, UNITE-LA

Greg Berman
Former Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation

Leann Bertsch
Director, North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitations

Carmen Best
Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

Matt Bevin
Former Governor, Kentucky 

Debbie Black
Police Chief, Prescott, Arizona

Eddie Bocanegra**
Senior Director, READI Chicago 

Michael Boggs
Associate Justice, Georgia Supreme Court

Quincy Booth
Director, Washington DC Department of Corrections

Elaine Borakove
President, The Justice Management Institute

Father Gregory Boyle
President, Homeboy Industries

Keir Bradford-Grey
Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Mike Brady
Former President & CEO, Greyston Bakery

Jeffrey Brandes**
State Senator, Florida

Barbara Broderick
Former Chief Probation Officer, Maricopa County, Arizona

Jerry Brown**
Former Governor, California 

Norman Brown
Program Manager, D.C. Department of Rehabilitation Services

Rev. Jeffrey Brown
Founder, RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace)

Tani Cantil-Sakauye**
Chief Justice, California Supreme Court

Paul Carrillo
Executive Director, Southern California Crossroads

Paul Cassell
Professor of Criminal Law, University of Utah

Steven Chanenson
Professor of Law, Villanova University

Peter Chiarelli**
General, U.S. Army (retired)

Jerry Clayton
Sheriff, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Tanya Coke
Director, Gender, Racial & Ethnic Justice, Ford Foundation

Christine Cole
Vice President & Executive Director, Crime & Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice

Flozell Daniels
Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Louisiana 

Dennis Daugaard
Former Governor, South Dakota

Angela J. Davis
Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Nathan Deal
Former Governor, Georgia

Steve Derene 
Former Executive Director, National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators

Craig DeRoche
Senior Vice President, Prison Fellowship Ministries

Victor Dickson
President, Safer Foundation

Marissa Dodson
Public Policy Director, Southern Center for Human Rights

Jennifer Doleac
Associate Professor & Director, Justice Tech Lab

Laurie Dudgeon
State Court Administrator, Kentucky

Lauren-Brooke Eisen
Director, Brennan Center for Justice

Tony Fabelo
Senior Fellow, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

James Forman**
Professor, Yale Law School

Kim Foxx
State's Attorney, Cook County, Illinois

Seema Gajwani
Special Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Washington D.C. 

Laurie Garduque
Director, Criminal Justice, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Malcolm Glenn
Fellow, New America

Ed Gonzalez**
Sheriff, Harris County, Texas

Ronald Gordon
General Counsel, Officer of the Governor of Utah

Trey Gowdy
Former Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

Vanita Gupta
President & CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights      

Lukas Haynes
Executive Director, David Rockefeller Fund

Timothy Head*
Executive Director, Faith & Freedom Coalition 

Norris Henderson
Executive Director, Louisiana Voices of the Experienced

Marcus Hicks
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Corrections

Heather Higginbottom
President, JP Morgan Chase Policy Center

Jamila Hodge
Director, Reshaping Prosecution Program, Vera Institute of Justice

Mark Holden**
Senior Vice President, Koch Industries, Inc. (ret.)

Shon Hopwood
Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Keith Humphreys
Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Sherrilyn Ifill
President & Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

Ann Jacobs
Executive Director, The John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Michael Jacobson*
Executive Director, Institute for State and Local Governance, CUNY 

Alice Marie Johnson
CEO, Taking Action for Good Foundation

B. Todd Jones
Special Counsel, Conduct, National Football League

Barron Jones
Smart Justice Coordinator, ACLU New Mexico

Van Jones**
CEO, REFORM Alliance 

Denny Kaemingk
Former Secretary, South Dakota Department of Corrections

Justin Keener*
Partner, Granite Public Affairs

Gil Kerlikowske*
Former Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy 

Yariela Kerr-Donovan
Senior Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Beau Kilmer
Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Jenny Kim
Deputy General Counsel, Koch Industries, Inc.

Jeffrey Korzenik
Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank

Lucy Lang
Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution

Edward Latessa
Professor & Director, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

Nancy La Vigne
Vice President & Director, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute 

Walt Leger
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, New Orleans & Company

Mike Lee**
U.S. Senator, Utah

Alan Leshner**
CEO Emeritus, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Marc Levin
Chief of Policy & Innovation, Right on Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Timothy Lewis
Former Judge, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Robert Listenbee
First Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney

Daniel S. Loeb
Founder & CEO, Third Point LLC

Yonasda Lonewolf
Activist

Cynthia Lum
Professor of Criminology, Law, & Society, George Mason University

Jerry Madden
Senior Fellow, Right on Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Chris Magnus
Police Chief, Tucson, Arizona

John Malcolm
Vice President, Heritage Foundation

Gerald Malloy*
State Senator, South Carolina

Glenn Martin
Senior Consultant, GEM Trainers

Genevieve Martin
Executive Director, Dave's Killer Bread Foundation

Ganesha Martin
Former Director, Baltimore Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice

Carlos Martinez
Public Defender, 11th Judicial Circuit (Miami-Dade), Florida

Marc Mauer
Executive Director, Sentencing Project

Pastor Michael McBride
Director, Urban Strategies & LIVEFREE Campaign, LIVEFREE USA

Beth McCann
District Attorney, Denver, Colorado

Terri McDonald
Former Probation Chief, Los Angeles County

Jim McDonnell
Former Sheriff, Los Angeles County 

Theodore McKee
Judge, U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals

DeRay Mckesson**
Co-Founder, Campaign Zero 

Janelle Melohn**
Victim Services Director, Iowa Attorney General's Office 

Dan Meyer
CEO, Nehemiah Manufacturing

Reginald Michael
Director, Montana Department of Corrections

Stephanie Morales
District Attorney, Portsmouth, Virginia

David Mulhausen
Director, NIJ

Tina Nadeau
Chief Justice, New Hampshire Superior Court

Melissa Nelson**
State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit (Jacksonville), Florida

Jessica Nickel
President & CEO, Addiction Policy Forum

Pat Nolan
Director, Center for Criminal Justice Reform, American Conservative Union Foundation

Grover Norquist
President, Americans for Tax Reform

Michael Nutter**
Former Mayor, Philadelphia

William Otis
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Danielle Outlaw
Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department

Kathy Park
CEO, National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Joseph Penn
Director, Mental Health Services, University of Texas Medical Branch

Colette Peters**
Director, Oregon Department of Corrections

Andrew Plepler
Global Head of ESG, Bank of America

Anne Precythe
Director, Missouri Department of Corrections

Karl Racine
Attorney General, Washington, D.C.

Sue Rahr
Executive Director, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

Charles Ramsey**
Former Police Leader, Chicago, Washington DC, and Philadelphia 

Vikrant Reddy
Senior Research Fellow, Charles Koch Institute

Louis Reed**
National Organizer, #cut50 

Arthur Rizer
Director, National Security & Justice Policy, R Street Institute

Michele Roberts
President, National Basketball Players Association

Laurie Robinson*
Professor, Criminology, Law, & Society, George Mason University

Kris Rose
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Healing Justice

Richard Rosenfeld
Founders Professor, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Missouri St. Louis

Thomas Ross
President, Volcker Alliance

David Safavian
General Counsel, American Conservative Union Foundation

Patti Saris
Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

Sally Satel
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Jim Seward*
Colonel, State Judge Advocate, Kansas National Guard

Barry Scheck
Co-Founder, Innocence Project

Vincent Schiraldi
Co-Founder, Justice Lab, Columbia University

Ronal Serpas
Professor of Practice, Criminology and Justice, Loyola University

Anne Seymour
Co-founder, Justice Solutions

Susan Shaffer
Former Director, D.C. Pretrial Services Agency

Tarra Simmons
Executive Director, Civil Survival

David Singleton
Executive Director, Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Jennifer Skeem
Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Beth Skinner
Director, Iowa Department of Corrections

Virginia Sloan**
President Emeritus, The Constitution Project

Amy Solomon
Vice President, Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures

Don Stern*
Of Counsel, Yurko, Salveson, & Remz

Carter Stewart
Managing Director, Draper Kaplan Richards Foundation

Wendy Still
Chief Probation Officer, Alameda County

Bryan Stirling
Director, South Carolina Department of Corrections

Juliana Stratton
Lieutenant Governor, Illinois

Nicole Surber*
Vice President, Major & Principal Gifts, Environmental Defense Fund

Christina Swarns
President & Attorney-in-Charge, Office of the Appellate Defender, New York

Butch Tate
Chief Counsel, National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Kima Taylor
Managing Principal, Anka Consulting

Kim Taylor-Thompson
Professor of Clinical Law, New York University Law School

Kelli Thompson
State Public Defender, Wisconsin Public Defender's Office

Michael Thompson
Vice President, Pew Charitable Trusts

John Tilley
Former Secretary, Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet 

Brett Tolman
Founder, The Tolman Group

Jeremy Travis
Executive Vice President, Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures

Michael Tubbs
Mayor, Stockton, California

Nicholas Turner**
President & Director, Vera Institute of Justice

Cyrus Vance
District Attorney, New York County, New York

Joyce Vance
Professor of Law, University of Alabama

Nina Vinik
Program Director, Joyce Foundation

Jo-Ann Wallace*
President & CEO, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Stephen Walker
Director, Correctional Health, California Correctional Peace Officers Association

Cam Ward
State Senator, Alabama

Roger Warren
Former President, National Center for State Courts

Heidi Washington
Director, Michigan Department of Corrections

Ronald Weich
Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law

Kathi Westcott*
Senior Counsel, Pew Charitable Trusts

James White
Chair, Corrections Committee, Texas House of Representatives

Daniel F. Wilhelm*
President, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Diane Williams*
President Emeritus, Safer Foundation 

Paula Wolff**
Director, Illinois Justice Project

Brendon Woods
Public Defender, Alameda County

Jonathan Wroblewski
Director, Office of Policy & Legislation, U.S. Department of Justice

Sally Yates**
Partner, King & Spalding