The New York Civil Liberties Union is run by a board of thirty nine directors and a statewide staff. 

NYCLU Officers

Robin Willner - President
New York, NY
Nonprofit Executive, NYS P-TECH Leadership Council

Robin Willner is Director of the NYS P-TECH Leadership Council, representing the Executive Chamber, NY State Education Department, State University of NY, Business Council and IBM International Foundation, scaling the innovative P-TECH 9-14 college and career ready school design. Approximately 12,000 students throughout New York State will be prepared to secure a high school diploma, a 2-year college degree and the workplace learning necessary for success in 21st century careers. Ms. Willner is coordinating the implementation and continuous improvement of the model in almost 40 partnerships across the state in a range of industries and STEM careers.

Ms. Willner had a distinguished career as Vice President, Global Community Initiatives for the IBM Corporation. As an executive in corporate citizenship, she managed all of IBM’s school partnerships and programs in 80 countries, with a focus on early literacy and STEM. She oversaw a range of global philanthropic and leadership development programs, including international corporate volunteer initiatives (Corporate Service Corps) and online mentoring programs for students, entrepreneurs and returning veterans. She also managed IBM’s humanitarian response to disasters. Ms. Willner joined IBM following her term as chief policy advisor to NYC Chancellor Joseph A Fernandez, to design and implement Reinventing Education, a unique philanthropic initiative in K-12 school reform. This $100 million global program grew to include 25 grant partnerships with school districts and states throughout the United States plus projects in twelve other countries, each focusing on a collaborative effort to develop new applications of technology to overcome common barriers to school improvement and increase student achievement.

In addition to the NYCLU, Robin was founding chair and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Planned Parenthood of NYC Political Committee and she served for more than a decade on the Board of Planned Parenthood of NYC. Ms. Willner has also served on numerous national boards and councils to consider a range of education policy issues.

Wendy Stryker - Vice President
New York, NY
Attorney, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Ronald J. Tabak - Secretary
New York, NY
Attorney, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Geneviève Wachtell - Treasurer
New York, NY
General Counsel, AltSchool

Michael J. Hall – Equity & Inclusion Officer
Milton, NY
Associate Professor of Psychology & Department Chair of Behavioral Sciences, Dutchess Community College

Board of Directors

Tahanie Aboushi
New York, NY
Partner, The Aboushi Law Firm, PLLC

Claudia Angelos (Co-General Counsel to the NYCLU)
New York, NY
Clinical Professor of Law, New York University

Eva-Maria Anthony
New York, NY
Senior Fiduciary Specialist, BNY Mellon NA

John D. Cirrin
Albany, NY
Public Information Officer, Albany Public Library (Retired)

Rebekah Cook-Mack
New York, NY
Associate, Levy Ratner, PC

Douglas Cuthbertson
New York, NY
Attorney, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Julie B. Ehrlich
New York, NY
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives & Chief of Staff; Executive Director, Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network, NYU School of Law

Brooke Ellison, PhD
Stony Brook, NY
Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

Kevin Finnegan
New York, NY

Tracy Givens Hunter
Newburgh, NY
Directory Navigator Program/Public Policy and Education Fund of NY

Kelly Haley
Brooklyn, NY
Executive Director, East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc.

Mary Hedahl
New York, NY
Development Consultant

Jonathan Horn
New York, NY
Attorney, Law Office of Jonathan F. Horn

Mondaire Jones
New Rochelle, NY
Attorney, Westchester County Law Department

Amin Kassam
New York, NY
Chief of Staff & Senior Counsel, Bloomberg L.P.

Anne F. Keenan
Brooklyn, NY
Head of Strategy, Purpose

Justin Krebs
Brooklyn, NY
Founder, Living Liberally and Campaign Director,

Mayur Lakhani
New York, NY
Partner & Portfolio Manager, Tricadia Capital Management

Edwin J. Lopez-Soto
Rochester, NY
Attorney, Faculty at Cornell University ILR School

Jonathan Manes
Buffalo, NY
Assistant Clinical Professor, University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York

Terry McGovern, J.D.
New York, NY
Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Professor and Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Carlin Meyer
Palenville, NY
Professor Emeritus & Arbitrator, New York Law School

Elizabeth Nicolas
Rochester, NY
Workers’ Rights Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Arjun Patel
New York, NY
Partner, PwC Advisory

Arlene R. Popkin
Elmsford, NY
Civil libertarian and attorney (Retired)

Bruce Popper
Rochester, NY
Vice President, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Insha Rahman
New York, NY
Senior Planner, Vera Institute of Justice

Daniel Stewart
Brooklyn, NY
Associate Legal Officer, United Nations HQ

Nabiha Syed
Brooklyn, NY
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, BuzzFeed; Visiting Fellow, Yale Law School

Olivier Sylvain
New York, NY
Professor, Fordham Law School

M.D. (Lita) Taracido
Tuckahoe, NY
Attorney, Retired

Maria Valentin
White Plains, NY
Attorney; Teacher, Scarsdale High School

Paul Washington
Brooklyn, NY
Past President, Vulcan Society/FDNY

Ellen Yaroshefsky
New York, NY
Freedman Institute, Maurice A Deane School of Law, Hofstra University


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