The Equity Center, U.Va.

The Equity Center

A UVA Democracy Initiative center for the redress of inequity through community-engaged scholarship



National Advisory Board


Karen Abrams  Program Director for Equitable Development, Heinz Foundation

Marce Ashe

Chief Executive Officer, ChangeLab Solutions - retired
Barbara Ferman Director, University Community Collaborative and Professor at Temple University
Willie "JR" Fleming Co-Founder & Executive Director, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign
Jessica Garz Founder and Director, RAE Consulting 
Maria Jackson Senior Advisor to Arts & Culture Program, The Kresge Foundation & Professor at Arizona State University 
Dayna Matthew

Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University, Co-Founder of the Equity Center

Barbara Medina  MPI Associate/Consultant , Migration Policy Institute & Professor at University of Northern Colorado
Richard Reeves Senior Fellow-Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
Chera Reid Director of Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation, The Kresge Foundation
Vivian Tseng  Senior Vice-President of Program, William T. Grant Foundation