Pat Clark

Pat serves as Program and Operations Director for FNV and on the 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), returning to the FNV staff in 2018. Her program work is focused on death penalty and victims/survivors-of-crime issues and on the Lifting Voices of Resistance Program.  A graduate of Smith College, Pat has been dedicated to work and advocacy on criminal and social justice throughout her career. This includes working with the 8th Amendment Project, a campaign to abolish the death penalty; directing the American Friends Service Committee’s National and New York Regional criminal justice programs focusing on issues that included reentry, the death penalty, restorative and healing justice, juvenile justice, prison reform and alternatives to incarceration; and directing the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), an interfaith, international organization focused on programs in racial and economic justice, demilitarization, nuclear disarmament, and peaceful resolution of conflicts. From 2004 to 2006, Pat served as a commissioner with the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Pat has served on several boards including those of Southern Poverty Law Center (where she previously directed the Klanwatch Project and is a director emeritus), 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.

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