Board of Directors
Robert “Meek Mill” Williams is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, entrepreneur and criminal justice reform advocate that hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Michael Rubin, serial Internet entrepreneur, philanthropist and social justice advocate, has built several successful multibillion-dollar e-commerce companies.
Laura Arnold is the co‐founder and co‐chair of Arnold Ventures, a national philanthropy focused on maximizing opportunity and minimizing injustice through public policy change.
Dr. Priscilla Chan is co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. As a pediatrician and teacher, Priscilla’s work with patients and students in communities across the Bay Area has informed her desire to make learning more personalized, find new paths to manage and cure disease, and expand opportunity for more people.
Robert F. Smith
Social justice advocate and entrepreneur Robert F. Smith is the founding director and President of the charitable nonprofit Fund II Foundation and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. He stepped up as a Reform Alliance Founding Partner because Smith is committed to equity and the reform of a biased criminal justice system.
Robert Kraft is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, based in Foxborough, Mass. The Kraft Group is the holding company of the Kraft family’s many businesses, including the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Boston Uprising, Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place, International Forest Products, Rand-Whitney Group, Rand-Whitney Containerboard and a portfolio of more than 100 private equity investments.
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
Since 1996, 21-time GRAMMY award-winner, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter has been a dominant force in popular culture. Among his vast entrepreneurial achievements, Mr. Carter has used the platform he has been afforded to speak on various issues, including criminal justice.
Clara Wu Tsai
Clara Wu Tsai is a businesswoman, investor, and philanthropist with a lifelong interest in advancing knowledge, culture, and the arts for the benefit of society.
Michael Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital. He was formerly a Partner and President of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Prior to Fortress, Mr. Novogratz spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was elected Partner in 1998.
Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Robert Rooks is one of the premier criminal justice campaign operatives in the country. His work in the political and legislative arena over the past two decades has achieved landmark wins in criminal justice reform.
Chief Advocacy and Chief Operating Officer
Jessica Jackson’s quest for justice began in a Georgia courtroom. The high-school dropout held her two-month-old daughter and watched helplessly as her husband was sentenced to six years in prison. In that moment, she decided to turn her shock into a crusade to change the justice system. As a single mother, she graduated college and law school. Today she is leading the bipartisan movement to end excessive incarceration.
Chief Financial Officer
Karen Caldwell is the CFO of the Reform Alliance where she manages financial and administrative matters of the organization including financial and management reporting, accounting, procurement, payroll, treasury, investments, facilities management, IT, human resources, tax, risk management, compliance, financial planning, and analysis.
Chief Marketing Officer
Kim brings over 20 years of diverse marketing expertise. Uniquely qualified to lead marketing transformation, she joins most recently from Estée Lauder Companies where she served as Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing, Ecommerce & Omnichannel at Tom Ford Beauty
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Laurence "Lars" Jahns is a social advocate, fundraising professional, and organizational developer who has dedicated his life to social change, equality, and justice.