NCCPR Board and Staff

Officers:

President: Prof. Martin Guggenheim, former Director of Clinical and Advocacy Programs, New York University Law School; author, What’s Wrong with Children’s Rights (Harvard University Press, 2005).

Vice President: Carolyn A. Kubitschek, Esq., attorney specializing in child welfare law, former Coordinator of Family Law, Legal Services for New York City.

Directors:

Elizabeth Vorenberg, (Founding President) former Assistant Commissioner of Public Welfare, State of Massachusetts; former Deputy Director, Massachusetts Advocacy Center; former member, National Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union.

Prof. Annette Ruth Appell, Former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Washington University Law School, St. Louis, former Associate Dean for Clinical Studies, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; former member of the Clinical Faculty, Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern University Law School Legal Clinic, former Attorney and Guardian ad Litem, office of the Cook County, Ill. Public Guardian.

Marty Beyer, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and consultant to numerous child welfare reform efforts.

Ira Burnim, Legal Director, Judge Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, DC; former Legal Director, Children’s Defense Fund; former Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center.

Prof. Dorothy Roberts, Northwestern University School of Law; Faculty Affiliate, Dept. of Sociology, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Faculty Affiliate, Joint Center for Poverty Research. Author, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Civitas Books, 2002).

Witold “Vic” Walczak, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.

Richard Wexler, author, Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims of the War Against Child Abuse (Prometheus Books: 1990, 1995).

Ruth White, Executive director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare,  former Director of Housing and Homelessness, Child Welfare League of America.