Our Board

Meet the outstanding individuals who comprise NCRP’s board of directors

Our Board

Rev. Dr. Starsky D. Wilson

NCRP Chair

Children's Defense Fund

In addition to his work making child well-being a civic priority in… Read More

Daniel J. Lee

NCRP Vice-Chair

Daniel Lee is the former executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.… Read More

Cristina Jiménez

NCRP Secretary

United We Dream Network

Cristina Jiménez was recently named among Forbes’ “30 under 30 in Law… Read More

Vivek Malhotra

NCRP Treasurer

Strategy and Organizational Development Consultant

Vivek Malhotra recently served as the Ford Foundation's director for Equality and… Read More

Jocelyn Sargent

NCRP At-Large

Jocelyn Sargent is the former executive director of Hyams Foundation. A co-founder… Read More

Sharon Alpert

Sharon Alpert is the former president of Nathan Cummings Foundation. Having joined… Read More

Rajasvini (Vini) Bhansali

Solidaire Network

Rajasvini Bhansali is the executive director of Solidaire Network, a community of… Read More

Daaiyah Bilal‐Threats

National Education Association & NEA Foundation

Daaiyah Bilal‐Threats began her career in conservation and health advocacy with the… Read More

Bill Dempsey


Bill Dempsey has 25 years of experience managing innovative social change organizations… Read More

Crystal Hayling

The Libra Foundation

Crystal Hayling brings to the NCRP board a wealth of domestic and… Read More

Mary Lassen

Mary Lassen is the former managing director of the Community Change. Prior… Read More

Ruth W. Messinger

American Jewish World Service

Ruth W. Messinger is global ambassador for American Jewish World Service (AJWS),… Read More

Donald M. Ragona

Native American Rights Fund

In addition to serving as Director of Development and House Counsel at… Read More

Michael E. Roberts

First Nations Development Institute

Michael Roberts returned to First Nations Development Institute in 2003, and was… Read More

Joseph Scantlebury

Living Cities

Joe Scantlebury is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative… Read More

Molly Schultz Hafid

Butler Family Fund

In her former role at the TCC Group, Molly Schultz Hafid was… Read More

Pamela Shifman

Ms. Shifman is the former executive director (2014-19) at NoVo Foundation, which… Read More

Katherine S. Villers

Community Catalyst

For the past 30 years, Kate Villers has been elevating consumer and… Read More

Past Board Chairs

Paul Castro, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

John Echohawk, Native American Rights Fund

Pablo Eisenberg, Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Diane Feeney, French American Charitable Trust

David R. Jones, Community Service Society of New York

Terry Odendahl, Global Greengrants Fund

Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation


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