Pat Clark, Board Member/Program and Operations Director

Pat has been dedicated to work and advocacy on criminal and social justice throughout her career. A graduate of Smith College, she is a well-known speaker and spokesperson on these matters. Through 2017 Pat worked as Director of Philanthropic and Field Relations of the Eighth Amendment Project (a strategic and targeted campaign to end capital punishment in the United States). From 2007-2009, Pat served as Director of the Criminal Justice Program of the American Friends Service Committee’s New York Metropolitan Regional Office where she worked on reentry issues, monitoring the issues in prisons across the country and the development of the concept of a center for healing and transformative justice. Previously she worked as the Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), an interfaith, international organization with programs in racial and economic justice, demilitarization, nuclear disarmament, and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Prior to FOR, Pat served as the AFSC’s National Criminal Justice Representative based in Philadelphia. Her work focused on the death penalty, prison control units, hate violence and restorative justice, juvenile justice, prison reform and alternatives to incarceration. From 2004 to 2006, Pat served as a commissioner with the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Pat has served on the boards of directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center (where she previously directed the Klanwatch Project), Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (as Chair), and Habitat for Humanity International, and currently serves as the Chair of Scarritt Bennett Center’s Board of Directors. Pat’s engagement with FNV began in 2003. She’s served as a program advisor, a consultant developing the Lifting Voices of Resistance program (2008-2009) and then joined the FNV staff as a program officer (2010-2014), focusing on death penalty and victims/survivors-of-crime issues and on the Lifting Voices of Resistance Program. She returned to FNV in 2018 as the Program and Operations Director.

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