Governing Board

Agnes Gund
Agnes Gund
Catherine Gund
Catherine Gund
Film Director and Founder, Aubin Pictures
Sonia Lopez
Sonia L. Lopez
Philanthropic Advisor, Office of Agnes Gund
Melissa Berman
Melissa Berman
President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Ava DuVernay
Film Director and Founder, ARRAY
Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation Advisors

Tanya Coke
Director, Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice, Ford Foundation
Margaret Morton
Director, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation

Staff Leadership

Helena Huang
Helena Huang

Project Director, Art for Justice Fund
Terrence Bogans
Terrence Bogans
Program Officer, Criminal Justice, Art for Justice Fund

Advisors and Part-time Staff

Amy Holmes
Amy Holmes
Program Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Le Anne Alexander
Le Anne Alexander
Advisor, RPA
Sue Simon
Sue Simon
Senior Advisor
Mirabel Fall
Program Assistant, Ford Foundation
Sanya Mirpuri
Sanya Mirpuri
Program Coordinator

Advisory Council

Bill Moyers
Journalist and President of the Schumann Media Center

Luis J. Rodriguez
Co-founder and President of the Board, Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore and Author, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.

Jess Saalfield
Psychotherapist, ServiceNet

Anna Deavere Smith
Playwright and Actor, Founding Director, Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue

Bryan Stevenson
Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative and Author, Just Mercy

Heather Ann Thompson
Historian, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and Author, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Anna Traggio

Jeremy Travis
Senior Vice President of Criminal Justice

Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Former President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Elizabeth Alexander
President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Michelle Alexander
Visiting Professor, Union Theological Seminary and Author, The New Jim Crow

Daryl Atkinson
Co-Director, Forward Justice

Danielle Allen
Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and Author, Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

Dwayne Reginald Betts
Author, 2010 Soros Justice Fellow,
2011 Radcliffe Fellow

Susan Burton
Founder and Executive Director, A New Way of Life Reentry Project and Author, Becoming Mrs. Burton

Maria Gaspar
Visual Artist and Assistant Professor,
The Art Institute of Chicago

Eric H. Holder
Partner, Covington and Burling and Former Attorney General of the United States

Jonathan Lippman
Former Chief Judge of the State of New York