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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
DeRay Mckesson
Co-founder
Campaign Zero
Jeff Brandes
State Senator
Florida
Janelle Melohn
Director
Iowa Crime Victim Assistance Division
Jerry Brown
Former Governor
California

Melissa Nelson
State's Attorney
Fourth Judicial District, Florida

Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Chief Justice
California Supreme Court
Michael Nutter
Former Mayor
Philadelphia
Peter Chiarelli
Former Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army
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
Nicholas Turner
President & Director
Vera Institute of Justice 
Mike Lee
U.S. Senator
Utah
Paula Wolff
Director
Illinois Justice Project
Alan Leshner
President Emeritus
American Assn. for the Advancement of Science
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