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Board of Trustees

Chaired by Sally Yates and Mark Holden, Council Trustees are among the most influential and innovative leaders across the spectrum of professions, disciplines, sectors, and political orientations. Trustees help shape the Council’s policy and research agenda and select Council members, serve on Task Forces, and provide guidance about how the Council can best serve the field.

Eddie Bocanegra
Senior Director
READI Chicago
Alan Leshner
President Emeritus
American Assn. for the Advancement of Science
Jeff Brandes
State Senator
Florida
DeRay Mckesson
Co-Founder
Campaign Zero
Jerry Brown
Former Governor
California

Janelle Melohn
Director
Iowa Crime Victim Assistance Division

Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Chief Justice
California Supreme Court
Melissa Nelson
State's Attorney
Fourth Judicial District, Florida
Peter Chiarelli
Former Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army
Michael Nutter
Former Mayor
Philadelphia
Jennifer Doleac
Director
Justice Tech Lab at Texas A&M University
Colette Peters
Director
Oregon Department of Corrections

James Forman, Jr.
Professor
Yale Law School

Charles Ramsey
Former Police Leader
Chicago, D.C., & Philadelphia

Ed Gonzalez
Sheriff 
Harris County, Texas

Louis Reed
National Organizer
#cut50
Mark Holden, Co-Chair
Senior Vice President (ret.)
Koch Industries, Inc.
Virginia Sloan
Founder & President Emeritus
The Constitution Project
Van Jones
Chief Executive Officer
REFORM Alliance
Paula Wolff
Director
Illinois Justice Project
Mike Lee
U.S. Senator
Utah
Sally Yates, Co-Chair
Former Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

 

PAST TRUSTEES

Matt Bevin
former Governor                                              
Kentucky
Sherilynn Ifill
President & Director-Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund