Board of Directors

An active Board of Directors, representing a cross-section of our national constituency, guides the work of the Coalition. Board members are senior staff members of leading non-profit organizations addressing human needs issues and take an active part in Coalition committees and issue working groups.

Executive Committee

Ellen Teller
Food Research and Action CenterSecretary
Fran Bernstein
Vice Chair
Steve Savner
Center for Community ChangeTreasurer
Jennifer Beeson
Families USA


William Bentley
Voices for America’s Children

Sharon Daly
Past President

Joan Entmacher
National Women’s Law Center

Barbara Gault
Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Andrew Genszler
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Lucreda Cobbs
Catholic Charities USA

Alan Houseman

Mala Thakur
National Youth Employment Coalition

Liany Elba Arroyo
National Council of La Raza

Corrine Yu
Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights

Katherine McFate
The Center for Effective Government

Josh Protas
Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Don Mathis
Community Action Partnership

Ellen Nissenbaum
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Khalid Pitts
Service Employees International Union

Kathy Saile
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Randi Schmidt
YWCA of the U.S.A.

Julie Ward
Arc and UCP Disability Policy Collaboration

Don Lyster
National Immigration Law Center

John Sciamanna
National Child Abuse Coalition

Sheila Crowley
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Jennifer Dexter
Easter Seals

Christine Owens
National Employment Law Project