Board of Directors
Professor, College of Education, University of Maryland
Peter Leone is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Maryland. During his professional career he has been a clinical and out-patient teacher of adolescents with behavioral disorders, a teacher trainer, and researcher. A primary focus of his scholarship and related activities is academic competence and entitlement of individuals with disabilities in juvenile and adult corrections. He served as Director of the National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice, a federally-funded research, professional development, and technical assistance project, from 1999 to 2006. Dr. Leone has also served as special master, monitor, and consultant to juvenile and criminal justice agencies and the courts in more than 20 states. He serves as co-chair of a monitoring and support team overseeing education reforms at a large juvenile correction facility in California. His current research and related activities involve analyzing the effects of referrals to the juvenile courts from the public schools in several states. He received his B.A. in history and his M.A. in special education from the University of Iowa, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington.
Fellow, Stanford Law School
Beth Colgan joined Stanford Law as a fellow in 2011. Her research examines various issues related to criminal justice, juvenile justice, and the constitutional rights of people who are incarcerated or institutionalized. Previously, Colgan was the Managing Attorney of the Institutions Project at Columbia Legal Services in Seattle, Washington. Colgan’s practice focused on class litigation and legislative advocacy on behalf of juveniles and adults who were incarcerated or institutionalized on issues including constitutional deprivations, conditions of confinement, duties of care, reentry services, and sentencing reform. Prior to joining Columbia Legal Services, Colgan was an associate in the Seattle office of Perkins Coie, LLP. Her practice involved complex litigation in federal and state courts in the areas of election law, torts, securities, intellectual property, and environmental disputes. Colgan also engaged in extensive pro bono work while at Perkins Coie, focusing primarily on access to competent public defense services in rural Washington and the treatment of youth in the adult criminal justice system.
Noah D. Drezner
Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Maryland
Dr. Drezner is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Maryland. He is 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.
Principal, The Raben Group
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.
Director of Congressional Affairs, American Psychological Association
Laurel Stine is the director of congressional affairs for the American Psychological Association’s Practice Organization. In this capacity, Ms. Stine promotes the practice of psychology and advocates for the availability and accessibility of psychological services and other professional interests of practitioners in all settings. Prior to joining the APA, Stine spent over a decade as the chief lobbyist for the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law where she managed a diverse portfolio of federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting children and adults with mental disorders in the areas of health care, education, and juvenile and criminal justice. Previously, Ms. Stine was director of government relations for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and assistant director of government relations for the Epilepsy Foundation, and worked on grassroots advocacy at the National Association of Health Underwriters. Ms. Stine received a Bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA, a Master's in psychology from SUNY-Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington, D.C.
Joseph B. Tulman
Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia
Professor Joseph Tulman directs the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia. He has worked as part of the Juvenile Law Clinic at Antioch University, where he later joined the faculty of the law school. He went on to join the faculty of the University of District of Columbia in its public law school. He is formerly the deputy director of the Equal Justice Foundation (precursor of NAPIL/Equal Justice Works), an organization dedicated to promoting equal access to justice and to creating opportunities for law students and lawyers to served underrepresented people. Professor Tulman has served as council in numerous cases on behalf of youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system and/or in contact with the child and family welfare systems. He has authored a number of articles regarding the unnecessary detention of children and has pioneered the use of special education advocacy for children in the neglect and delinquency systems. Under mayoral appointment, Professor Tulman served, from September 2001 until March 2003, as chair of the District of Columbia Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, of which he remains a member. He also serves on the board of School Talk, Inc., and he is a member of the advisory boards for the Southern Poverty Law Center's School-to-Prison Pipeline Reform Project, the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, and the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center. Prof. Tulman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill law school and Antioch University, where he received a Master’s degree in teaching.
Subrina L. Wood
Tax Manager, Tate & Tryon Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
Subrina L. Wood is a Tax Manager in the Firm’s Exempt Organization Tax department with more than 24 years of exempt-organization tax experience. Previously, Ms. Wood worked 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.