better courts | better outcomes
The U.S. criminal justice system consumes $212 billion a year and employs 2.4 million people. Flagging and fixing problems in a system that large requires a network of advisors, experts, and stakeholders. Everyone MFJ has tapped to help in this initiative plays an integral role.
Business Model Advisory Committee
The MFJ Advisory Committee provides crucial strategic guidance for the organization with a particular focus on fundraising and developing a model to expand the Index and generate revenue.
Philanthropist and Founder of Social Venture Network, New York
Josh, veteran angel investor and philanthropist, has made over 80 early-stage investments for both himself and on behalf of friends who he advises. In 1999, the Mailman family endowed $33 million to fund the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. In 1987, Mr. Mailman and fellow philanthropist Wayne Silby founded Social Venture Network. SVN is dedicated to inspiring a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet. SVN has spawned other similar and successful ventures specializing in investments for social good, including Investors’ Circle, Net Impact, and the Threshold Foundation. In addition to ongoing board activities (Blacksmith Institute, Human Rights Watch, the Fund for Global Human Rights, Sierra Madre Alliance, Witness) and sitting on the Sigrid Rausing Trust, U.K. and the Joshua Mailman Foundation, Mr. Mailman is creating a program to support Muslim Social Entrepreneurs in the Middle East, and managing Serious Change LP, a global for-profit social venture fund.
Director, McKinsey & Company, San Francisco and Washington, DC
Lenny is a co-founder of the McKinsey Public Sector Practice and a director (senior partner) in the Washington DC and San Francisco offices. He directs the Firm’s work with state and local governments and is part of the leadership team of the McKinsey Center for Government. Lenny led the Firm’s knowledge development efforts overseeing the McKinsey Global Institute and the Firm’s communications, which includes the McKinsey Quarterly, and has served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council (its board of directors). Since joining McKinsey in 1983, he has helped numerous public-sector, nonprofit, and corporate clients address their most complex management challenges
Executive Director, Grameen Health Innovations, New York
Allison Schwartz is the Executive Director of Grameen Health Innovations, which combines her passion for social justice, women’s rights, and advocacy. Prior to joining Grameen Health Innovations, she worked as fellow at The Correctional Association’s Women In Prison Project, where she helped craft the Domestic Violence Survivors’ Justice Act and its advocacy campaign. The most rewarding aspect of her fellowship was interviewing formerly incarcerated survivors in support of Domestic Violence legislation and turning their personal experiences into powerful testimonies. Allison allowed her private life to become public, when she was selected to appear in the HBO documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. She continues to speak at conferences educating the public and school leaders about dyslexia. She earned her BA from the University of Chicago in History and Philosophy, and received her MA in American Studies from Columbia University.
Richard J. Morello,
Family Reach Foundation and Plasma Surgical
Rick Morello is president and CEO of Plasma Surgical, a medical device company in Atlanta, Georgia which has developed a new technology for surgical care. Prior to joining Plasma Surgical in March 2012, Rick was the Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations at Proventys, a healthcare technology company that developed web-based decision support solutions in oncology. Prior to joining Proventys, Rick served as the Managing Director of a division of Joslin Diabetes Center, a Harvard Medical Affiliate. In this role, he was responsible for managing the Division’s operations and commercializing innovations through partnerships with multiple industry collaborators. While at Joslin, he also served as CEO of Veraxa Health, a venture focused on commercializing Joslin’s telemedicine technology for detection of diabetic eye disease. Before his roles at Joslin and Veraxa, Rick spent a decade at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), most recently as a partner in the Strategy and Life Sciences practices. Rick also served on the early management team of Medsite, Inc., an e-health company acquired by WebMD. Rick also co-founded and serves as the President of Family Reach Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial relief and support to families fighting cancer. Rick had served as its volunteer Executive Director for a decade, helping to grow Family Reach into a national organization that has assisted over 2,000 families through relationships with 15 major cancer centers and hospitals coast to coast. Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
The council includes major stakeholders in the justice system (national associations related to police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, etc.) asked to review and approve the Index.
The review process, along with any conflicting opinions, will be made public on this website. The council’s work will create transparency; and its endorsement will lend the MFJ Index the degree of authority and legitimacy it needs to be successful. Stakeholders will be named shortly.