Board and Foundation Directors


2023-2024 Foundation Directors

  • Stephen Kay (Chair), senior director at Goldman Sachs & Co.  

  • April Evans (Chair-elect), Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Monitor Clipper Partners  

  • Kevin Prussia (Chair Emeritus), partner at WilmerHale 

  • Martin Fantozzi, Co-Managing Director at Goulston & Storrs 

  • Ellen Fisher, Longtime Professional Volunteer with ACLU, NARAL Pro Choice Massachusetts, Cambridge Legal Services and more  

  • Stephen Hall, partner at Orrick  

  • Maria Manning, consultant for Danforth Advisors 

  • Martin Murphy, trial lawyer at Manatt 

  • Suma Nair, Chief Fiduciary Officer, Fiduciary Trust Company 

  • Dr. Jocelyn Sargent, Executive Strategic Consultant to the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund 

  • Charlotte Streat, Vice President and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Business Advisor, Liberty Mutual 

  • Susan Whitehead, lifetime trustee of MIT and Whitehead Institute and civic activist


Board Members

  • David G. Bowman (President)

  • Robert M. Thomas, Jr. (Vice President), co-founder and managing member of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC

  • Kendra Albert, clinical instructor and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Initiative for a Representative First Amendment 

  • Dr. Judy Bigby, health care consultant 

  • Niko Bowie, Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

  • Howard Cooper, founding partner, Todd & Weld 

  • Emily Fish, Assistant Director of Roca, Inc. 

  • Nicki Nichols Gamble, former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts 

  • Dan Goldberg, partner and senior counsel at Morgan Lewis 

  • Angela Gomes, partner in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP 

  • Holly Gunner, longtime LGBTQ rights activist 

  • Stephen Hall, partner at Orrick 

  • Thomas Hilbink, Manager, Adaptation Consulting; formerly with Open Society Foundations 

  • Justice (Ret.) Geraldine Hines, former justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court 

  • Hannah L. Kilson, partner at Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP 

  • Kim Marrkand, partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 

  • Stephanie Marzouk, immigration attorney, Marzouk Law LLC 

  • Dr. Alexandra Piñeros Shields, Associate Professor of the Practice of Racial Equity at the Heller School, Brandeis University 

  • María Belén Power, Associate Executive Director, GreenRoots Chelsea 

  • Kevin Prussia, partner, WilmerHale 

  • Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero, counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP 

  • Madeleine Rodriguez, partner, Foley Hoag 

  • Nancy Ryan, former Executive Director of the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women 

  • Norma Shapiro, former legislative lobbyist and retired Legislative Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts  

  • Charlotte Streat, Vice President and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Business Advisor, Liberty Mutual  

  • Charu Verma, staff attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services  

  • Kathryn Warren Barnes, Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, Jumpstart for Young Children

  • Lisa Wong, Town Administrator, Town of South Hadley 

  • David Zimmer, partner in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice at Goodwin 


Board Nomination Process

ACLU Of Massachusetts, Inc. bylaws state:

Nominations for Directors (other than the initial Directors) shall be recommended to the Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee…and shall be made by the Board of Directors after due consideration of such recommendations. Such nominations may also be made by written petition of the greater of (i) at least fifty (50) Class A Members or (ii) at least 10% of the Class A Members as of the immediately preceding July 1, in each case provided such Class A Members signing the petition shall have been Members of the Corporation for at least one (1) complete calendar year as of the immediately preceding July 1 of the election in question and such nominations shall be submitted to the President, in such form and manner as may be reasonably specified by the Board of Directors, on or before the December 31 immediately preceding the election in question. Each such nominating petition shall be accompanied by the nominee’s written confirmation of willingness to serve if elected.