About

Board of Directors

Katharine Huffman, Board Chair

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.

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.

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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