Mike Brouillard (Treasurer and Secretary) 

A director at Geller Advisors, Brouillard has two decades of for-profit and nonprofit finance and accounting experience, including prior positions as controller of a Texas-based construction firm and management consultant for Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). He has served as the controller of The Shed, a cultural space in New York City’s Hudson Yards development; budget manager of Bloomberg for President in 2020; and deputy chief operation officer/chief financial officer for Everytown for Gun Safety. He is a graduate of Boston College. 

Jelani Cobb 

Cobb is the dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker who writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. He is the author of “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress” and “To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic” and the editor or co-editor of several volumes, including “The Essential Kerner Commission Report.” He won a Peabody Award for his PBS “FRONTLINE” film “Whose Vote Counts” and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary in 2018. Cobb is a graduate of Howard University and Rutgers University, where he completed a doctorate in American history. 

Elizabeth Hansen Shapiro 

Hansen Shapiro is the co-founder and CEO of The National Trust for Local News, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping local news outlets in local hands by providing scaled operating capacity paired with local governance. From 2020 to 2022, she was a senior research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and is also a past research fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. Her published research includes assessments of audience, revenue, and engagement strategies and the challenges and opportunities of sustaining news organizations covering a single subject. Hansen Shapiro earned her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College and her PhD in organizational behavior and sociology from Harvard Business School. 

John Feinblatt (President)

Feinblatt is president of Everytown for Gun Safety and previously served as chief policy advisor and criminal justice coordinator for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. He was the founding director of both the Center for Court Innovation and the Midtown Community Court. Earlier in his career, he was deputy executive director of Victim Services (now Safe Horizon), a public defender with The Legal Aid Society, and a research associate at the Vera Institute of Justice. He is the co-author of “Good Courts: The Case for Problem-Solving Justice” and has a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. 

Stefan Friedman 

Friedman is a partner at Actum, an international, nonpartisan strategy consulting firm and previously was the managing director for strategic communications and public relations practices at Mercury LLC and managing director and president for strategic communications and public relations of Knickerbocker SKD. His public affairs clients have included Microsoft, Bloomberg LP, the Broad Foundation, and Major League Baseball. Earlier in his career, he worked as a newspaper reporter, columnist, and editorial board writer. A lifelong New Yorker now based in Los Angeles, he has a BA from Colgate University.