Pat Clark, Program Officer
Pat served as a program advisor to FNV starting in 2003 and joined the FNV staff in 2009. Pat also currently serves as the coordinator for Funder’s for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, a collective of funders providing resources to the anti-death penalty movement. From 2007-2009, Pat served as Director of the Newark-based 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 and Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (as Chair), and Habitat for Humanity International. A graduate of Smith College, she is a well known speaker and spokesperson on matters of criminal and social justice.