Jack Lahr- Chairperson
Jack Lahr is a retired lawyer with the D.C. office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Jack has been involved in pro-bono litigation throughout his career in private practice and continues to represent death row prisoners in Alabama. Jack has been board chair for the DC Legal Counsel for the Elderly, and the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham NC.
Rabbi Charles (Chuck) Feinberg - Executive Director
Kimberly Jenkins-Snodgrass - Vice-Chairperson
Kimberly Jenkins-Snodgrass is a tireless advocate for justice, civil and human rights. During her partnership with the late Justice Warrior, Joyce Ann Brown, and her family’s personal struggle to see justice served, she has traveled the country fighting wrongful incarceration. She has also educated communities about Mothers (Fathers) for the Advancement of Social Systems Inc. (MASS), a successful and proven reintegration to society program. When Ms. Jenkins-Snodgrass experienced the injustice of the system firsthand with her son’s wrongful incarceration, her faith in the system was lost. However, her story is one that far too many American families experience and it has strengthened her resolve to work for equality. She is a partnering consultant at Mothers (Fathers) for the Advancement of Social Systems Inc. (MASS) Inc., a “Delayed But Not Denied 2” co-author and author of “U Can’t Have Him.”
Ed Kopf- Treasurer
Gay Gardner - Secretary
Gay Gardner is a member of Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale, Virginia, and has been a volunteer human rights activist for more than 30 years. In addition to her involvement in Interfaith Action for Human Rights and its predecessor, the Washington Region Religious Campaign against Torture, she serves on an advisory committee for Amnesty International USA's Security with Human Rights Program, which addresses human rights violations committed in the context of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Earlier, she focused on justice and accountability issues in work for Amnesty International on, first, Uruguay, then El Salvador and Honduras, and later the former Yugoslavia. Gay also co-founded a local chapter of Amnesty International in Alexandria, Virginia, and served as that group's coordinator for 10 years.
John Jay List
Margaret "Mardi" Mellon
Watch This Video as Gay Gardner Tells the Story of how IAHR was founded.