Kathleen Clark practices law in the District of Columbia and is the John S. Lehmann Research Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a leading expert on ethics standards for lawyers, current and former government officials, and government contractors. Her extensive academic work has been cited in hundreds of books and articles, and she has led ethics workshops in Nigeria, Venezuela, Russia, Japan, Poland, Australia and Canada.
Clark served as Special Counsel to the D.C. Attorney General, writing an Ethics Manual for the District’s 32,000 employees, and is the Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Government Ethics. Her 2011 report for the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) on ethics standards for government contractor personnel formed the basis for an ACUS recommendation and an ABA House of Delegates resolution. A graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, Clark studied Russian in the Soviet Union and Spanish in Guatemala, clerked for Judge Harold H. Greene, and worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee where she drafted healthcare fraud legislation.
As a college student at USC in the early 1970s, Mr. Foos helped establish an organization called The Free Store, which gave residents of South Los Angeles free clothes, tableware, plates and other household items. Mr. Foos co-founded Rhino Records in 1973 in a Westwood storefront. In 1996, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gave Rhino a coveted award for its corporate citizenship.
A hands-on philanthropist, Mr. Foos serves on the board of Chrysalis, which helps to train and employ the long-term unemployed. He also sits on the board of Rock the Classroom, which offers music programs in Los Angeles to inner-city elementary schools, and serves on the board of Jewish Vocational Service, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit job placement and job training organization. He currently serves as CEO of Shout! Factory, a video and music company.
Lance E. Lindblom was appointed President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation beginning in December 2000. Before he joined the staff of NCF, Mr. Lindblom served as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, focusing on democratic accountability, economic and social policy, and globalization. Prior to that position, Mr. Lindblom was the Executive Vice President at Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute/Open Society Fund. For 13 years, he worked at J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation, first serving as Executive Director from 1980-1984 and then as President and CEO from 1984 to 1994.
Mr. Lindblom has held the following governmental positions: Deputy Director of the Chicago Mayor's Office of Budget and Management; Chief of Special Projects Unit and Senior Program Analyst and Budget Examiner at the Governor's Office of Illinois Bureau of the Budget; and Economic and Program Analyst at the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission of the Illinois General Assembly. Mr. Lindblom also was a litigator at Jenner and Block, a law firm in Chicago.
Mr. Lindblom graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. He received a master's degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Mark C. Niles is Dean and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. He teaches and specializes in civil procedure, administrative law, constitutional law, governmental liability, and law and literature. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Dean Niles served as a clerk for the Honorable Francis Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; as an associate at the D.C. firm of Hogan and Hartson; and as a staff attorney in the civil appellate division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as the Reporter for the Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He previously served as associate dean for academic affairs and professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Dean Niles has published numerous articles and essays on subjects including the Ninth Amendment, federal tort liability, airline security regulation, the impact of dramatic public events on the evolution of regulatory administration, the social and legal consequences of pre-crime incarceration, and the depiction of law and justice in American popular culture.
Mr. Salzman is a former president of the Washington Council of Lawyers, and has worked extensively as co-counsel with the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. He is a partner in the firm of Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, PLLC, and a 1988 graduate, with honors, of the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Salzman has been litigating employment/civil rights claims in federal and local courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia since 1989. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Supreme Court, Maryland and California bars.
Brad is the medical director of the Weeks Clinic for Corrective Medicine and Psychiatry on Whidbey Island off the coast of Seattle. After pursuing research in vitamin D and mineral metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital, he focused on neuropsychiatry and competed a medical internship and psychiatric residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in N.H. For the past 18 years, he has developed “corrective” protocols for people suffering with degenerative diseases such as MS, cancer and all psychiatric illnesses including post-traumatic stress disorder.
He is a director of the International Schizophrenia Foundation and recently founded The Corrective Health Institute – a multi-disciplinary effort committed to developing and promoting effective and cost-effective, non-patented, treatment protocols free from the for-profit influence of Big Pharma.
He is married to his college sweetheart, Laura, and together they watch in amazement and delight as their four daughters grow up and find their places in this world. Beekeeping, poetry, music, sailing and organic gardening are some of his passions.