Junior Board

Meet AFJ's Junior Board

The Junior Board of Avenues for Justice is dedicated to supporting the organization's mission to keep kids out of prison. The purpose of the group is to raise funds to support the services provided by Avenues for Justice, to increase awareness of Avenues for Justice in its members' social and business networks, and to create an exciting environment where young professionals can deepen their understanding of community issues, gain governance experience and socialize. 

Member Opportunities 

  • Meet thoughtful, engaged young professionals with an interest in social impact 
  • Organize major fundraising events and invite your friends 
  • Attend educational and social quarterly junior board meetings 
  • Recruit passionate new junior board members 
  • Participate in volunteer activities (field trips, tutoring, court visits) to gain exposure to the inspiring work of Avenues for Justice 
  • Attend and support the AFJ annual Gala 

We are always happy to speak with interested people who can bring something new to our membership body. Please contact Wes Muench at wmuench@avenuesforjustice.org if you want to learn more. 


  • CHAIR, Roberto Cepeda, Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Bianca Di Mauro, Cushman and Wakefield
  • Alex Ehat, The Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • Briana Esper, Student
  • Nancy Eveleigh, PDT Partners
  • Ben Goldman, Google
  • Mikaela Harris, Kids In Need of Defense
  • Laura Holmes, New York-Presbyterian Queens
  • Lily Jin, The Cranemere Group
  • Avanti Joshi, Truss
  • Kimia Khatib-Shahidi, Advanced Blockchain AG
  • Rob Lambeth, Grad Student
  • Olivia Maccioni, James Beard Foundation
  • Maggie O’Connor, D1 Capital
  • Nina Smilow, Black Lawrence Press
  • Anna-Lisa Vanzo, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • David Wang, Robin Hood foundation
  • Alexandra Williams, Mount Sinai
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