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Board of Directors



Ethan Ashley, Secretary
District 2 School Board Member, Orleans Parish School Board 


Daniel Gutman
Attorney, Fraser Stryker PC LLO





Yoel Y. Haile  


Ebony Howard, Vice-President Elect
Southern Poverty Law Center (Alabama), YJLI Alum



Michael Howard
Youth and Family Partnership Consultant


Dr. Niaz Kasravi
Director and Founder, Avalon Institute


Susan Misra
Co-Director, Management Assistance Group




Dominique Nong
Senior Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund, LA



Valerie Slater
Membership Advisory Council Representative


John S. Williams, President
Owner and President, JSW Law Office



NJJN's Board is advised by a Membership Advisory Council, which is composed of the elected representatives of the NJJN membership. NJJN’s operating funds are generated through membership dues, individual donations and generous grants from the Andrus Family Fund, The Herb Block Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and the Tow Foundation. NJJN’s financial disclosures can be accessed here.