Maggie Lear: Board Chair

President at Frances Lear Foundation

New York, New York

Maggie Lear is the President of the Frances Lear Foundation. The Foundation focuses on juvenile justice, the environment, human rights, education, and health. Maggie is also a Board member of the Urban Justice Center and the Chair of the Youth Justice Funding Collaborative, a 15-year-old funding collaborative that works exclusively on juvenile justice issues in New Orleans. In addition, she facilitates parent meetings in the Independent School system through Parents in Action. Maggie previously served as the Press Officer for the Administration for Children’s Services during Rudy Guiliani’s administration. As a certified social worker, Maggie worked with low-income women in the pre-natal clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital offering HIV counseling and support services.