The purpose of the Tow Youth Justice Institute Advisory Council is to assist and help grow the youth justice work of the Institute by 1) identifying potential new strategic directions for study or action, 2) developing connections to national organizations and other public and private partners for potentially important collaborative projects, and 3) identifying new opportunities for core funding to support the ongoing work of the Institute.  We are grateful to all of our members for their knowledge, expertise and guidance.

Sarah Healy Eagan, JD

Connecticut’s Child Advocate
State of Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate

Christina Ciociola

Senior Vice President for Grantmaking & Strategy
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Mendi Blue-Paca

VP, Community Impact
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Pamela Allen

Founder and CEO of Evergreen Family Oriented Tree
Past Chair, New Haven Reentry Roundtable

Alexis Bivens

Program Director
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

William H. Carbone, M.P.A.

Senior Lecturer
Director of Experiential Education

Dr. Alice Forrester

Chief Executive Officer
Clifford Beers Clinic

Janeene K. Freeman

Director, Education & Youth Development
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Reverend Bonita Grubbs

Executive Director
Christian Community Action

Judith McBride

Senior Community Investments Officer
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Dr. Judith Meyers

President and Chief Executive Officer
The Children’s Fund of Connecticut

Christopher M. O’Connor

President and Chief Operating Officer
Yale New Haven Health System

Frances Padilla

Universal Health Care Foundation

Marc Schindler

Executive Director
Justice Policy Institute

Sandra Trevino

Mark White

Deputy Commissioner, Office of Youth Justice
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Eileen Wiseman

The Tow Foundation

Dr. David Schroeder

Acting Dean
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Byron Kennedy

State of Connecticut Department of Correction

Dr. Meredithe McNamara

Dr. McNamara is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and specializes in Adolescent Medicine. She cares for youth aged 11-25 and supervises pediatric residents at Fair Haven Community Health Center and Yale-affiliated subspecialty sites. She implements best practices in the care of youth facing complex trauma and high-risk social situations. She previously conducted research in implementing [...]