Leadership

The work of Gideon’s Promise is guided by dedicated individuals who serve the organization in a variety of capacities.

Executive Team


Staff

Erika Berrien

Finance Director

Elizabeth Jones

Training & Recruitment Director

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Afton Mallard

Programs Assistant

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Christopher Pearson

Senior Development Coordinator

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Allison Peters

Administrative Assistant

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Sharon Davis Williams

Strategic Planning & Operations Director

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Ebony Willis

Marketing Specialist

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Board of Directors

Giles Davidson, Chairman
Managing Partner
GoWest LLC
Dallas, TX

Winfield Ward Murray, Vice Chairman
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Keisha L. Bottoms
Professor, Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA

Lesley Zork, Secretary
Nurse Attorney
Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
Washington, D.C.

J.R. Clark
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
Washington, D.C.

Charles E. Clayman
Founding Partner
Clayman & Rosenberg LLP
New York, NY

Craig L. Dean
President
Dean Development Partners LLC
Washington, D.C.

Dawn Deaner
Executive Director, Choosing Justice Initiative
Former Metro-Nashville Public Defender
Nashville, TN

Kenneth Hardin
Supervising Attorney
Orleans Public Defenders Office
New Orleans, LA

Tiffany Hosey
Chief Executive Officer
BuilDATAnalytics
Reston, VA

Marc Johnson
Managing Director
APCO Worldwide
New York, NY

David E. Patton
Executive Director
Federal Defenders of New York
New York, NY

Sheel Tyle
Founder & CEO
Amplo
Spring, TX

Advisory Board

Emmet Bondurant
Partner
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Atlanta, GA

Blair G. Brown
Partner
Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
Washington, DC

Nelson Fernandez
Founder & CEO
Crosby Street Consultants
New York, NY

George H. Kendall
Director
Patton, Suires & Boggs
New York, NY

Gary Kohlman
Of Counsel for Litigation
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC

Ray Marshall
Professor Emeritus / Audre & Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics & Public Affairs
University of Texas – Austin
Former United States Secretary of Labor
Austin, TX

Portia Mount
Vice President & Global Leader of Strategic Marketing
Ingersoll Rand
Greensboro, NC

Charles Ogletree, Jr.
Jesse Climinko Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Michele Roberts
Executive Director
National Basketball Players Association
New York, NY

Mark J. Rochon
Member & Chair, White Collar Defense
Miller & Chevalier
Washington, DC

Claudia Saari
Circuit Public Defender
Stone Mountain Circuit Public Defender Office
Stone Mountain, GA

Mark Stephens
Chief Public Defender
Knox County Public Defender Community Law Office
Knoxville, TN

Malik Yoba
Actor, Writer & Producer
New York, NY

“This community makes me look in the mirror as to how I was approaching problems and makes me re-think things within a new framework.”

John Lindner — St. Tammany Parish, LA
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