Board of Trustees

CCR’s Board is made up of some of the country’s leading progressives, from lawyers and longtime activists, to human rights pioneers and academics. Many began their association with CCR as volunteers, interns, staff attorneys, movement allies, co-counsel, and advisors, and they contribute to our vision and our effectiveness through their expertise, passion, and commitment to social justice.

  • Treasurer

    Senior Activist Fellow, Barnard Center for Research on Women; Director of Strategic Collaborations, Griot Circle; Executive Director, Emeritus, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

  • Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele

    Senior Community Organizer, LDF; Adjunct Lecturer, Lehman College

  • Laila Al-Arian

    Writer and Journalist

  • Leo Aldridge

    Criminal Defense Attorney, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Amanda Alexander

    Assistant professor and Postdoctoral Scholar in Afro-American studies and law at the University of Michigan; Member of the, Michigan Society of Fellows

  • Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

    Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

  • Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP)

  • Rosemary R. Corbett

    Faculty Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative

  • Lisa Crooms-Robinson

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Howard University

  • Michelle DePass

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Meyer Memorial Trust

  • Jean Entine


  • Marjorie Fine

    Grantmaking Consultant 

  • Katherine Franke

    Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Columbia University

  • Leila Hessini
    Vice Chair

    Vice President, Programs at Global Fund for Women

  • Nsombi Lambright

    Executive Director, Director of One Voice

  • Monami Maulik

    International Advocate on Gender and Migration;  Founder, DRUM

  • Gay McDougall

    Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law

Last modified 

May 10, 2018