Advisory Board

Shabazz Boozer
Youth Consultant
Vineland, NJ

Venida Browder
Mother of Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after spending two years in solitary at Rikers Island in New York City for allegedly stealing a backpack
New York, NY         We honor Ms. Browder, who passed away in October, 2016

Anthony Celestine
Director, Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services
Lake Charles, LA

Kelly Dedel, Ph.D.
Director, One in 37 Research, Inc.
Cody, WY

Paul DeMuro
Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
Former Director of the Office of Corrections Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Former Pennsylvania Commissioner of Children and Youth
Court-appointed monitor in federal civil rights cases
Wilmington, NC

Amy Fettig
Senior Staff Counsel, ACLU National Prison Project
Washington, DC

Kim Godfrey
Executive Director, PbS Learning Institute
Braintree, MA

Ian Kysel
Author, “Growing Up Locked Down”
London, England

Marsha Levick
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Mendoza
Youth Partnership Consultant
Sacramento, California

Jeffrey McLeod
Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, National Governors Association
Washington, DC

Mikah Owen, M.D., M.P.H.
Fellow, Community and Societal Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Leander Parker
Director, Youthful Offender Unit, Mississippi Department of Corrections
Pearl, MS

Paul Prestia
Attorney for Venida Browder in lawsuit against New York City
New York, NY

Kathy Rowings
Justice Program Manager, National Association of Counties
Washington, DC

Juan Sanchez
President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Key Programs
Former Board Member National Council of La Raza and National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Austin, TX

Altha Stewart
Incoming President, America Psychiatric Association
Director, Center for Health of Justice Involved Youth, University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN

 

 

Kim Brooks Tandy
Executive Director, Children’s Law Center
Covington, KY

Gabriel Twose, Ph.D.
Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer
Public Interest Government Relations Office
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

Andrea Weisman, Ph.D.
Mental Health Consultant
Former Director of Health Services, DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
Former Director of Mental Health Services at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
Former Director of Mental Health Services, District of Columbia Jail
Washington, DC

Shannan Wilber
Youth Policy Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco, CA