Board and Founder

Founder and President Emeritus

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Robert Greenstein
Robert Greenstein

Greenstein is the founder and President Emeritus of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Read about him and his work here.

Board of Directors

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Henry J. Aaron
Henry J. Aaron
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Former Director of the Brookings Economic Studies Program; former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (Carter Administration)

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Mayra E. Alvarez
Mayra E. Alvarez
President, The Children’s Partnership

Former Director of the State Exchange Group for the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS); former Associate Director for the HHS Office of Minority Health and former Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at HHS.

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Kenneth Apfel
Kenneth Apfel, Chair
Professor of Practice, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (Clinton Administration); former Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget; former Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas

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Maria Cancian
Maria Cancian
Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University

Former Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Fiscal Initiatives and Former Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Former Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy for the HHS Administration for Children and Families.

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Henry A. Coleman
Henry A. Coleman
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

Former Director, Rutgers Center for Government Services

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David de Ferranti
David de Ferranti
Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Washington Office

Board Chair, Results for Development (R4D); former World Bank Vice President for Latin American and Caribbean Region; former Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; former Associate Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Carter Administration)

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Antonia Hernandez
Antonia Hernández
President and CEO, California Community Foundation

Former President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

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James Jiminez
James Jimenez
Adjunct Faculty Member, New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work and University of New Mexico School of Public Administration

Executive Director of the New Mexico Pediatric Society; Executive Director of the NMVC Action Fund; Former Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children.

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Wayne Jordan
Wayne Jordan
Co-Founder and Secretary-Treasurer, Akonadi Foundation

Founder, Jordan Real Estate Investments (Oakland, CA); member of the boards of the ACLU Investment Committee, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Color of Change, and Rock the Vote

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Jacob Lew
Jacob Lew
Partner, Lindsay Goldberg LLC, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Clinton and Obama administrations); former White House Chief of Staff

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Lynn McNair
C. Lynn McNair
Chief Advancement Officer, Georgetown Day School

Former Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships, Alliance for Excellent Education; former Senior Director, Philanthropy & Partnerships, The Internet Society; former Vice President for Philanthropic Partnerships, Salzburg Global Seminar

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Robert D. Reischauer
Robert D. Reischauer
President Emeritus and Distinguished Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

Former Director, Congressional Budget Office; former trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

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Kim Wallace
Kim Wallace
Consultant

Former Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs for the Department of Treasury (Obama Administration); former Senior Analyst for the Senate Budget Committee

Emeritus Board Members

Marian Wright Edelman
President
Children's Defense Fund

In Memoriam

Frank Mankiewicz

1924 - 2014

OBITUARIES:
New York Times
Washington Post

John Kramer
Founding Chair

1937-2006

OBITUARIES:
New York Times
Washington Post

Sol Price

1916-2009

OBITUARIES:
Washington Post

Barbara Blum
Founding Chair

1930-2012

OBITUARIES:
Times Union
New York Times

Beatrix Hamburg

1923-2018

OBITUARIES:
New York Times
Washington Post