Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Announces Eight New Powerhouse Board Members

NEW YORK--()--Today, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is proud to name eight new members to its Board of Directors. With their decades of experience spanning finance, philanthropy, social justice, and education, they embody the spirit of Robert Kennedy by championing equity and civil rights through their personal and professional endeavors.

“Expanding our board is an important step forward for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, allowing us to deepen our commitment to the vital work my father started more than 50 years ago,” said Kerry Kennedy, president of the organization. “The insight and leadership of these outstanding women will be invaluable in our fight for a more just and peaceful world.”

“We’re delighted to announce our latest board members, accomplished leaders who recognize the need for social justice and are bold enough to partner with us on the front lines,” said Robert F. Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners and chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board.

These new board members bring to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights a diversity of strengths and a common commitment to human rights, social justice, and the belief that every person can make a difference:

Nelda Connors is the founder and CEO of Pine Grove Holdings, a privately held investment firm that has overseen transactions representing over $300 million.

Kimberly Davis is an executive vice president for the National Hockey League, responsible for social impact, growth initiatives, and legislative affairs.

Thasunda Brown Duckett, is chief executive officer of Chase Consumer Banking at JPMorgan Chase. Duckett drives the bank’s development of new tools, products, and thought leadership to build financial health and wealth for all consumers

Cara Kennedy-Cuomo is an associate at 17 Asset Management, a global firm that designs and manages investments aligned with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Betty Liu is the chief experience officer at Intercontinental Exchange and executive vice chairman for NYSE Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the exchange.

Sushma Raman is executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Maryann Turcke is the chief operating officer of the National Football League, overseeing all facets of the operation.

Randi Weingarten is president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, an organization that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, families and communities.

About Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that has worked to realize Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a more just and peaceful world since 1968. In partnership with local activists, we advocate for key human rights issues, pursuing strategic litigation at home and around the world. And to ensure lasting change, we foster a social-good approach to business and investment and educate millions of students on human rights and social justice.


Niall Janney | 323-822-9300


Niall Janney | 323-822-9300