Roy Austin is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. He has extensive experience working on juvenile and criminal justice policy matters. He spent a number of years working the White House under President Obama, where he held a range of positions, including Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity. Mr Austin also served as a member of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force.
Samantha Buckingham is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Co-Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic at the Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola Law School, Buckingham advocated on behalf of indigent clients for five years as a trial attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Before law school, Ms. Buckingham, taught high school at the Maya Angelou School, a Washington D.C. charter high school for adjudicated and at-risk youth.
James M. Carter is a Program Coordinator in the Performance & Analytics Department for the City of San Diego. Prior to coming to the City of San Diego, James served in management, budget, and policy positions at the local and federal levels of government. While working in Washington, DC, he was actively involved in the work of transforming the Oak Hill Youth Correctional Center into the New Beginnings Youth Development Center.
David Domenici is the Executive Director of CEEAS.
David Fries is the Chief Pricing & Practice Management Officer at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Mr. Fries is a widely recognized expert on the business of law, bringing to bear his extensive experience as a public company senior executive and general counsel with P&L and cost center responsibility and a partner in two global law firms, as well as law firm executive management.
Margaret Kennedy is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Maya Angelou Academy. Ms. Kennedy has over 25 years of experience working with nonprofits in finance and administration.
Ann O’Leary is a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner law firm. Ms. O’Leary provides strategic counseling and crisis management to leaders and organizations in the corporate, non-profit and philanthropic sectors, working at the intersection of law, policy, and politics. She brings decades of experience in government, politics, health law, social policy and non-profit leadership.
Steve Patrick is Executive Director of The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions at the Aspen Institute, a position he has held since 2012. Previously, he served as a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His work at Gates included managing a portfolio of grants focused on supporting disconnected youth on pathways to and through postsecondary education, along with work focused on adult education populations and education for justice involved individuals.
University of Chicago Crime Lab
Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects
College of Arts and Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies
College of Education
University of Florida
Professor, Dept. of Special Education
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryalnd
Author, Educational Consultant
Senior Relationship Manager
United Negro College Fund Gates Millennium Scholars
Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education