Rakim Brooks, President
Rakim Brooks is the president of Alliance for Justice (AFJ), where he brings his commitment to a judiciary that reflects America’s diversity and the Constitution’s promise of a more perfect union.
Paulette Meyer, Chair
Paulette has worked in the progressive movement for more than three decades on women’s rights, civic engagement, economic development, and philanthropy.
Norman Rosenberg , Vice Chair
Norman Rosenberg is an organizational consultant to progressive non-profits. The centerpiece of his work is organizational and fund development.
Barbara Gonzalez-McIntosh, Treasurer
Barbara is the Chief Counsel and Board Secretary for The Student Conservation Association.
Serra Falk Goldman, Secretary
Serra Falk Goldman is an associate attorney at Falk, Cornell & Associates, LLP. Serra’s practice focuses on all aspects of Estate Planning, including trust administration, advanced business planning, asset protection and taxation.
Akunna Cook is an accomplished diplomat, policy advocate, and attorney. She is the founder and principal consultant at Drake Road Strategies where she advises individuals and organizations on public policy strategy and advocacy.
Maddy deLone was Executive Director of the Innocence Project from March 2004 until January 2020, where she led the organization through a tremendous period of growth and activity, and grew the staff from 8 to 80.
Deepak Gupta is the founding principal of Gupta Deepak Gupta is the founder of Gupta Wessler PLLC, an appellate boutique in Washington, DC.
Carol Leslie Hamilton is a lawyer in Beverly Hills, California, with experience in both private practice and public service.
Since 1986, Clay Hiles has been the Executive Director of the Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research, which supports scientific and public policy research, and education and projects to enhance public access to the Hudson River.
Farhana Khera is the Founder and Former President & Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy and educational organization.
DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from Bowdoin College and holds honorary doctorates from The New School
and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Alice O’Brien has served as General Counsel for the National Education Association (“NEA”) since 2010. Previously, she served as Chief Counsel to the California Teachers Association (from 2008-10) and before that she represented NEA and many other unions as an associate and then member with the firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC (1995-2008).
Khalil Shahyd, PhD, is Managing Director, Environmental and Equity Strategies at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Environment, Equity & Justice Center.
Chris’s experiences as an electoral campaigner, power organizer, and movement strategist for social movement organizations, issue campaigns, and elections make him an ideal candidate to serve on the board of Alliance for Justice.
Bradley Whitford, a classically trained stage actor, quickly gained overnight fame as the sarcastic yet vulnerable, Josh Lyman, on NBC’s “The West Wing.”
Mr. Spellun was Counsel at McLaughlin and Stern LLP. He received his B.A. degree from Michigan State University in 1952 and graduated from Yale Law School in 1955.