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 Center

Steve Savner
Center for Community Change

Al Campos
National Education Association

Fran Bernstein


Lucreda Cobbs
Catholic Charities USA

Sheila Crowley
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Simone Campbell, SSS
NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

Sharon Daly, Past President

Jennifer Dexter
Easter Seals

Christian Dorsey
Economic Policy Institute

Joan Entmacher
National Women’s Law Center

Barbara Gault
Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Olivia Golden
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Bruce Lesley
First Focus

Ellen Battistelli
National Immigration Law Center

Donald Mathis
Doctors for America, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Katherine McFate
Center for Effective Government

Eric Mitchell
Bread for the World

Ellen Nissenbaum
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Christine Owens
National Employment Law Project

Khalid Pitts
US Action

Catherine Singley Harvey
National Council of La Raza

Saralee Todd
Service Employees International Union

Corrine Yu
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights

Deborah Weinstein
Coalition on Human Needs