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

Barbara Gault
Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Olivia Golden
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)


Diane Yentel
National Low Income Housing Coalition

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

Ed Jayne
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Bruce Lesley
First Focus

John Gray
Service Employees International Union

Anna Chu
National Women’s Law Center

Kate Leone
Feeding America

T.J. Sutcliffe
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Thea Mei Lee
Economic Policy Institute

Jihad Sale Williams
Islamic Relief USA

Corrine Yu
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Donald Mathis
Doctors for America

Ellen Nissenbaum
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Christine Owens
National Employment Law Project

Samantha Vargas Poppe
National Council of La Raza

Corrine Yu
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights

Deborah Weinstein
Coalition on Human Needs