The Shriver Center is led by a team of exceptionally skilled, nationally recognized attorneys and professionals. Our advocates provide highly valued frontline information and ideas to policymakers and other national advocates, while collaborating with and supporting attorneys and others working at the state and local levels. Our work is led and supported by a governing board, leadership council, and a professionals' council.
John Bouman has been president of the Shriver Center since 2007, having been the leader of its advocacy program since 1996.Read the full bio
Edward Mbewe oversees the human resources, information technology, financial management, and other operations of the Shriver Center.Read the full bio
Kate Walz, Vice President of Advocacy, advocates on behalf of low-income individuals living in or in need of public, subsidized, or affordable housing.Read the full bio
Ambar Mentor-Truppa, Vice President of Communications, provides strategic direction and oversight to the Shriver Center's public relations, brand management, and marketing activities.Read the full bio
Ellen Hemley brings over 30 years of experience in the equal justice community to her role as Vice President of Training Programs.Read the full bio
Keenya Lambert provides oversight of all foundation, event, corporate, and individual giving revenue while advancing the Shriver Center’s organizational growth.Read the full bio