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Maya Wiley Joins CPD Board of Directors

CPD is thrilled to announce that Maya Wiley has joined our Board of Directors! Maya is a nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity. She has litigated, lobbied Congress, and developed programs to transform structural racism in both the United States and South Africa. Maya is currently Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy. She is also Chair of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) - the independent oversight agency for the City’s Police Department.  

Previously, Maya served as Counsel to the Mayor of the City of New York from 2014-2016. As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief legal advisor and a member of his Senior Cabinet, Wiley was placed at the helm of the Mayor’s commitment to expanding affordable broadband access across New York City, advancing civil and human rights and gender equity, and increasing the effectiveness of the City's support for Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprises. During her tenure, she also served as the Mayor's liaison to the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.  

Before her position with the de Blasio Administration, Maya was the Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion. She has also worked for the Open Society Foundation, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A in psychology from Dartmouth College.

Maya is excited to join the CPD network, explaining that, “At a time when our democratic institutions are at risk and our communities are being stereotyped and are under attack, we must work from the bottom up to protect our values and work proactively for justice. CPD and all its partners are critical to resisting hate and fostering fairness. I can't think of a better way to serve change than to serve on the CPD Board." Please join us in welcoming Maya to our Board of Directors!