Member Directory

2015-2016
COMMISSION ON YOUTH AT RISK & ADVISORY COMMITTEE

COMMISSION
MEMBERS

Vanessa Peterson Williams, Chair
R.L. Polk & Co.
Southfield, MI

Garry Bevel
Children's Ombudsperson
Jacksonville, FL

Christi Bright
The Bright Family Law Center, LLC
Overland Park, KS

Hon. Marguerite Downing
Superior Court
Monterey Park, CA

La'Verne Edney
Baker Donelson, et.al.
Jackson, MS

Paul Freese
NLSLA
Pacoima, CA

Gabriel Fuentes
Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, IL

Iris McCollum Green
Green & Foushee
Washington, DC

Franchesca Hamilton-Acker
Arcadiana Legal Services Corp
Lafayette, LA

Sunny Hostin
CNN
Purchase, NY

Alexandra McKay
Casey Family Programs
Seattle, WA

Michelle McLeod
US Department of Justice
Washington, DC

John Ratnaswamy
Rooney Rippie and Ratnaswamy LLP
Chicago, IL

Evelyn Tomaszewski
National Association of Social Workers
Washington, DC

Camelia Valdes
Passaic County
Paterson, NJ

Beth Whittenbury

Beth K Whittenbury & Associates
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

ADVISORY
COMMITTEE

Barbara Baxter
Charleston, West Virginia

Hon. Jay Blitzman
Massachusetts Juvenile Court Lowell, MA

Qiang Bjornbak
Law Office of Qiang Bjornbak 
Los Angeles, CA

Yeny Estrada
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Chicago, IL

Carla Laroche
Hunton & Williams LLP
Richmond, VA

Prof. Theodor Liebmann, Special Advisor
Hofstra University School of Law
Hempstead, NY

Hon. Tilisha Martin
Superior Court
San Diego, CA

Prof. Anthony Musto
St. Thomas University School of Law
Miami Gardens, FL

Robert G. Schwartz
Juvenile Law Center (ret.)
Philadelphia, PA

Sahmra Stevenson
SA Stevenson Law Office LLC
Landover, MD

Mary E Vandenack
Houghton Vandenack Williams LLC Omaha, NE

Richard Hooks Wayman
LUK, Inc.
Fitchburg, MA

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