What does the TRI Board Do?

The TRI Board is critical to our organization. Its members support our Executive Director (ED) and staff, providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by our ED, the Board’s relationship with her is a partnership, and the involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.  We are committed to building a Board that represents diversity in all forms, including racial, ethnic, age, lived-experiences, LGBTQ, etc. We anticipate board members will attend bi-monthly meetings and, on an as-needed basis, support:

  • Leadership, governance, and oversight
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • TRI’s public image
  • Strategic and organizational planning
  • Fiduciary oversight and financial management

Meet TRI’s Board Members

TRI Board of Directors as of March 2023 on a Zoom Governance Meeting

Wayne Simmons
Board Chair

Ellen Ross

Bill Horton

Greg Ching
Board Member

Josh Forman
Board Member

Jennifer Loper
Board Member

Pamela Malzbender
Board Member

Amanda Shaw Newsome
Board Member

Norma Portnoy
Board Member

Deborah Simmons
Co-Founder, Board Member

Mae Yang
Board Member

To become a member of The Reentry Initiative’s Board of Directors

Please complete the application form below. The information you provide will be shared with our Governance Committee as part of our board selection process. We will contact you within 5-7 business days to inform you of the status of your application. If you have any questions or would like to speak with one of governance committee members, please contact Wayne Simmons (waynewsimmons@gmail.com). Thank you for your interest.

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