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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Staff

Wade Henderson
President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
President and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Wade Henderson biography
Wade Henderson speeches

Karen McGill Lawson
Executive Vice President and COO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Executive Vice President and COO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Karen McGill Lawson biography

Nancy Zirkin
Executive Vice President for Policy of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Executive Vice President for Policy of The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Nancy Zirkin biography

Communications

  • Ron Bigler, New Media and IT Manager
  • Laura Drachsler, Design Associate
  • Tyler Lewis, Director of Messaging and Project Management
  • Patrick R. McNeil, Digital Communications Associate
  • Jeff Miller, Vice President for Communications
  • Scott Simpson, Press Secretary 

Development

  • Ed Fichter, Vice President for Development
  • Joshua Gerras, Development Assistant
  • Lisa M. Haywood, Membership Services Director
  • Shanya Purushothaman, Manager for Foundation and Corporate Contributions
  • Mary Anne Walker, Manager for Individual and Online Giving 

Field

  • Ellen Buchman, Vice President for Field Operations
  • Eduardo Garcia, Field Manager
  • Cedric Lawson, Field Associate
  • Bree Romero, Field Manager
  • Anjali Thakur-Mittal, Deputy Director for Field Operations / Director of Americans for a Fair Chance Project
  • Jheanelle Wilkins, Senior Field Manager
  • Tara Yarlagadda, Field Associate

Finance and Administration

  • Herlyth Clark, Staff Accountant
  • Constance Dennard, Bookkeeper
  • Charlene Dillard, Receptionist / Office Coordinator
  • Whitney Gusby Beecham, Executive Assistant
  • Charlotte Irving, Bookkeeper
  • Angela Lovelace, Director of Finance
  • Andy Meruvia, Systems Administrator
  • Crystal Smith-Hunt, SPHR, Director for Human Resources and Administration

Policy

  • Lisa Bornstein, Legal Director and Senior Legal Advisor
  • Sakira Cook, Counsel
  • Dianne Piche, Senior Counsel
  • Lexer Quamie, Senior Counsel 
  • Rob Randhava, Senior Counsel
  • Kate Wikelius, Policy Associate
  • Corrine Yu, Senior Counsel and Managing Policy Director
  • June Zeitlin, Director of Human Rights Policy

Our Members