Maggie Lear is the President of The Frances Lear Foundation which focuses on criminal justice reform, the environment, arts education, and the next generation of progressive leaders.  As a Clinical Social Worker, Maggie facilitates parent discussions through Parents In Action in NYC’s independent schools for grades K-12. At the non-profit Bottomless Closet Maggie works with low-income women on job readiness skills to assist clients in securing employment.  Maggie previously served as the Director of Public Information for NYC’S Administration for Children’s Services, and worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in the pre-natal clinic doing HIV and supportive counseling for low-income women. She currently serves as the Chair of the the Board of Youth Represent and is the Chair of The Youth Justice Funding Collaborative, a group of funders and activists focusing on criminal justice reform in New Orleans.