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Board of Directors

Katharine Huffman, Board Chair

  • Principal, The Raben Group
  • Executive Director, The Square One Project

Katharine Huffman is a Principal at The Raben Group, LLC, an advocacy firm that develops creative strategies, manages issue campaigns, and communicates effectively with policymakers. Ms. Huffman has worked with a variety of nonprofit advocacy organizations to identify policy goals, develop short- and long-term strategic plans, and build the organizational programming and resources necessary to achieve success. Prior to joining The Raben Group, Ms. Huffman served as the Director of State Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. She also founded and directed the organization's first state-level office, found in New Mexico. Ms. Huffman began her legal career as a civil-rights litigator and Soros Justice Fellow at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marcus Bullock
Founder and CEO, Flikshop

Marcus is the founder and CEO of Flikshop, a mobile application and website that gives incarcerated people the ability to receive personalized mail and postcards from their loved ones. Marcus was inspired to start Flikshop after serving eight years behind bars. Flikshop, which was created in 2012, now ships postcards to over 2,000 correction facilities around the country.Marcus is also the CEO of Perspectives Premier Contractors (PPC), and he continues to employ other returning citizens. Last but not least, Marcus is also the founder of the Flikshop School of Business, a program that teaches incarcerated youth life skills and entrepreneurship.

Albert Gore, III
East Coast Policy Lead, Tesla

Albert Gore III is the East Coast Policy Lead at Tesla where he manages legislative and regulatory issues across all energy and vehicle producs at the state and municipal level in the eastern U.S.; prior to that he was their Senior Policy Associate. Before coming to Tesla, he was the Deputy Director, Policy and Electricity Markets-Finance at SolarCity. He has also been the VP of Business Development and Sustainability at Strategic Capital Partners, LLC and the Associate Publisher at Good Magazine.  He holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University.

Noah D. Pizmony-Levy Drezner
Associate Professor of Higher Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Drezner is an associate professor of higher education at Columbia University. Before coming to Columbia University, Dr. Drezner was an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Maryland. He was also a founding faculty member of the Center for Philanthropy & Non-Profit Leadership at Maryland’s School of Public Policy. His prior board involvements include Chairman of the board and the Social Justice Chair of his faith community. Dr. Drezner’s academic interests focus on philanthropy and education, particularly in diverse communities. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from the University of Rochester. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Research Council. 

 Michael J. Satin
Member, Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Michael Satin is a Member at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, a law firm in Washington DC. He is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in the representation of individuals in white collar matters. Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Michael worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he defended indigent men and women charged with serious criminal offenses. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Rashawn Ray
Associate Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR), University of Maryland, College Park

Prior to the University of Maryland, Dr. Ray was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. His research addresses the mechanisms that manufacture and maintain racial and social inequality with a particular focus on police-civilian relations and men’s treatment of women. His work also speaks to ways that inequality may be attenuated through racial uplift activism and social policy. Dr. Ray has published over 40 books, articles, book chapters, and op-eds, including his most recent book: How Families Matter: Simply Complicated Intersections of Race, Gender, and Work. Selected as 40 Under 40 Prince George's County and awarded the 2016 UMD Research Communicator Award, Dr. Ray also served on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Planning Committee and the Commission on Racial Justice with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Marc Schindler (Ex-Officio)
Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute 

Marc Schindler is a dedicated justice system reformer, while serving in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was a partner at a DC-based nonprofit philanthropic investment organization, Venture Philathropy Partners. He served in a variety of leadership roles at DC's juvneile justice agency, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), including Chief of Staff and Interim Director. Schindler also served as a Staff Attorney, with the Youth Law Center, advocating for the rights of young people in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. He is also a former Baltimore City public defender. Schindler is a recognized expert in the field, providing commentary in the national media, including CNN and NPR, and is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters. 

Bobby N. Vassar
Assistant to the President, Bay Aging

Bobby Vassar has cultivated a long career in the legal field and accumulated extensive experience in issues relating to justice policy and its implementation at the state and federal level. Mr. Vassar has worked in the public sector since 1976, most recently as Chief Counsel to the Minority in the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Before that, he served as Senior Counsel and Legislative Director to Congressman Bobby Scott, from Virginia’s 3rd District. Prior to working in Congress, Mr. Vassar served in various state offices in Virginia, including as Acting Secretary for Health and Human Resources, Deputy Commissioner for State Programs in the Department of Social Services, and Chairman of the Virginia Parole Board. He also served as President of the Association of Paroling Authorities in 1987 and as a member of the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Guidelines Commission from 1995 to 2001. Mr. Vassar began his legal career as a fellow at the Roanoke Legal Aid Society.

Subrina L. Wood
Senior Tax Manager, Calibre CPA Group PLLC

Subrina L. Wood is a Senior Tax Manager at Calibre CPA Group PLLC with more than 24 years of exempt-organization tax experience.  Previously, Ms. Wood worked at Tate & Tryon Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, as well as in the tax departments of the Boston offices of KPMG, Mellon Bank, and Thompson Reuters.  While at KPMG, Ms. Wood concentrated on high net worth individuals and planned giving strategies.  At Mellon Bank, she managed the Boston office’s Planned Giving Administration group which handled the bank’s charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, and gift annuities.  Ms. Wood also managed Mellon Bank’s Tax Exempt Section which handled various accounting, tax status, and tax reporting issues for public charity and private foundation clients.  Lastly, Ms. Wood spent some time at Thompson Reuters where she oversaw the accounting and filing of more than 3,500 trusts, public charities, and private foundation returns.  

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