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Our Board

The Urban Justice Center depends on the support of this incredible group of leaders to guide us forward in the quest for social justice.

Joe Hamid, Chairman
Debevoise & Plimpton

Arnold B. Peinado III, Secretary

Joel M. Frank, Treasurer

Michael A. Barasch
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson

Pat Budziak
Newark Academy

Kenyatta Cheese
Everybody at Once

Michael Coyne
Union Bank

Richard A. Edlin
Greenberg Traurig

Marc Falcone

Helen Hershkoff
New York University School of Law

Charlene Jones
Citi Institutional Client Group

Stephen Loffredo
CUNY School of Law

Mitchell A. Lowenthal
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Fred Mwangaguhunga

Johnny Perez
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Brooke Richie-Babbage
Brooke Richie-Babbage Consulting

David A. Singleton
Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Edward Turan


The Social Justice Accelerator awards chosen applicants the opportunity and resources to develop groundbreaking social justice initiatives.

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The health and wellbeing of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance. While we deal with the effects of the coronavirus, our office will be closed. Our staff continues to work to serve our clients and communities, and can be contacted by email. Find out more information (including how to make face masks) here. Ok