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
Strategy Fellow, Future Now

Robin Willner is Strategy Fellow at Future Now, a national organization working in states to achieve goals for the common good with policies and legislation that will improve lives.

Previously, Ms. Willner served a 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. Students at more than 40 schools across New York are preparing to secure a high school diploma, a 2-year college degree, and the workplace learning necessary for success in 21st century careers. Ms. Willner also 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 and oversaw a range of global philanthropic and leadership development programs. 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 after a decade working as a parent organizer and education policy analyst.

In addition to the NYCLU Board of Directors, Robin was founding chair 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.

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

Tracy Givens-Hunter – Equity & Inclusion Officer
Newburgh, NY
Directory Navigator Program/Public Policy and Education Fund of NY

Board of Directors

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
Chief of Staff, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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

Kevin Finnegan
New York, NY

Stephanie Fox
New York, NY
Teacher, Neighborhood Charter School Bronx

Mary Hedahl
New York, NY
Development Consultant

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

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

Rachel Noerdlinger
New York, NY
Communications and Public Affairs Consultant

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

Nabiha Syed
Brooklyn, NY
President, The Markup

Olivier Sylvain
New York, NY
Professor, Fordham Law School

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

Rebecca Town
Buffalo, NY
Attorney, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo

V. Simpson Turner
Brooklyn, NY
Pastor, Mt Carmel Baptist Church
Chaplain, Fire Department of New York

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

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