gideon’s promise board of directors

Board of Directors

Our board members are fiduciaries of Gideon’s Promise, who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as ensuring Gideon’s Promise has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Giles Davidson, Chairman
Managing Partner
JWD Property
Dallas, TX

Winfield Ward Murray, Vice Chairman
Of Counsel, Department of Labor
Professor, Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA

Clinton Browning, Treasurer
Managing Director
Cipher Partners
Berkeley, CA

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

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

Craig L. Dean
Managing Director
Dean Development Partners LLC
Washington, D.C.

C. Dawn Deaner
Executive Director and Founder, Choosing Justice Initiative
Former Metro-Nashville Public Defender
Nashville, TN

Kenneth Hardin
Executive Director
Managed Assigned Counsel Program
Houston, TX

Marc Johnson
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Meta
Menlo Park, CA

Michael Kam
Partner
Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis (Retired, acting Of Counsel)
Atlanta, GA

Kristi Matthews
Sr. Counsel Employment and Social Impact
VISA
Atlanta, GA

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

Lynn Pride Richardson
Chief Public Defender
Dallas County Public Defender
Dallas, TX

Alejo Rodriguez Jr.
Director of Collaborative Advocacy
Zealous
Brooklyn, NY

Virginia Sloan
President-Emeritus and Founder
The Constitution Project
Washington, D.C.

Paul Song
Co-Founder/CEO
FuseBio Therapeutics
Los Angeles, CA

Jon M. Talotta
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, D.C.

Michael Wolfson
Co-Founder
Vaudeville Ventures
New York, NY

Rochelle Yankwitt
Director of Client Service
Tortoise Investment Management
New York, NY

 

 

gideon’s promise advisory board

Advisory Board

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

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

Charles E. Clayman
Partner
Clayman Rosenburg Kirshner & Linder LLP
New York, NY

Lara Druyan
Managing Director
Silicon Valley Data Capital
San Francisco, CA

George H. Kendall
Director, Public Service Initiative
Squire Patton Boggs
New York, NY

W. Gary Kohlman
General Counsel, National Basketball Players Association
Washington, D.C.

Ray Marshall
Rapoport Chair in Economics & Public Affairs
University of Texas – Austin
Former United States Secretary of Labor
Austin, TX

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

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

Mark J. Rochon
Member
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Washington, D.C.

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

Mark Stephens
Attorney
The Law Office of Mark E. Stephens
Knoxville, TN

Sheel Tyle
Founder & CEO
Amplo
Spring, TX

Sujay Tyle
CEO & Co-Founder
Frontier Car Group
Berlin, Germany

Ian Yankwitt*
Founder
Tortoise Investment Management
New York, NY

*Advisory Board Member Emeritus

Protecting This Promise

You don't have to be a public defender to protect the promise of zealous counsel for all. Your monthly contribution--no matter the amount--will directly impact the fate of a defendant who didn't know they needed you.