Board of Directors

The Working America Education Fund Board of Directors

Rodell Mollineau
is a political and public affairs strategist with more than 15 years of experience developing national message campaigns, managing crises and leading high-level communications operations. A veteran of Capitol Hill, state government and electoral politics, he has provided strategic guidance to numerous elected officials, political candidates and organizations.

Frances Schreiberg is Of Counsel to Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood. After practicing as a criminal defense attorney, teaching juvenile law, and supervising a criminal law clinic, Frances switched her emphasis to defending workers’ rights. At the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, she trained administrative law judges, attorneys and investigators; and she managed the criminal Bureau of Investigations at Cal/OSHA. She has served on numerous state and local OSHA committees. She was counsel to the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California before joining Kazan law firm where, among other things, she provides pro bono support to workers and unions seeking assistance with occupational safety and health legislative, regulatory and policy matters.

Tim Collins is CEO and senior MD of Ripplewood Advisors LLC, the successor to Ripplewood Holdings LLC, which he founded in 1995. Collins began his career at Cummins Engine Company as a member of the UAW, grinding crankshafts.  Before founding Ripplewood, Mr. Collins also worked for Onex Corporation, Lazard Frères & Company, Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

Jane Fonda, actor and activist, became a champion of workers’ issues in 1980 when she produced and starred in the movie, 9to5. In addition to her remarkable acting career, which spans more than  five decades and includes two Academy Awards, she has consistently lent her voice and her influence to advance justice and human dignity.

Glenn Harris, President, Race Forward

Karine Jean-Pierre, Senior Spokesperson and National Advisor,

David Medina is Co-founder and COO of Results for America, where he develops recommendations and bipartisan support for investing public funds in evidence-based solutions that can be taken to large scale. Among  his long list of accomplishments, David previously served in the Obama Administration as First Lady Michelle Obama's deputy chief of staff and as the Peace Corps' public engagement director.

Karen Nussbaum is the founding director of Working America and the Working America Education Fund. She has been fighting for the rights of working people for more than four decades. She was a founder and director of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women and president of District 925, SEIU. Karen served as the director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau during the first Clinton Administration, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women’s issues. Prior to taking on the leadership of Working America, Karen served as a special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. She is the author, with Sweeney, of the book Solutions for the New Workforce, and with Ellen Cassedy, of the book 9to5. She lives in Takoma, DC.

Edward M. Smith, was elevated to Chief Executive Officer of Ullico Inc.
after serving as its President since May of 2008. Before joining Ullico, Smith had a long and distinguished career at the Laborers' International Union of North America.