A headshot of Svante Myrick wearing a blue suit.

Svante Myrick

President and CEO

Svante Myrick s one of the most dynamic young, progressive Black leaders today. Previously, he served as executive director of People For and led campaigns focused on transforming public safety, racial equity, voting rights, and empowering young elected officials. Myrick garnered national media attention as the youngest-ever mayor of Ithaca, New York, where he was a leading reformer on drug policy, the environment and public safety.

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Marge Baker

Executive Vice President

Raquel Jones

Vice President of Campaigns and Programs

Roger Vann

Chief Advancement Officer

Diane Laviolette

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel

Na Eng

Chief Communications Officer

Board Leadership

Reverent Timothy McDonaldRev. Timothy McDonald

Chair, People For the American Way

Lara BergtholdLara Bergthold

Chair, People For the American Way


Cookie Parker

Chair, People For the American Way Foundation

For a full list of our board members, visit this page.