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.

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.

The Honorable Tom Vilsack served for two terms as the Governor of Iowa and was committed to boosting the economy and creating higher paying jobs. In 2008, Obama appointed him as Secretary of Agriculture. He was the chair of the first White House Rural Council and worked to strengthen services for rural businesses. Vilsack also oversaw the Obama administration’s response to the opioid crisis in rural America. Vilsack left USDA in 2017 and is now President of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). USDEC is a non-profit that aims to increase demand internationally for U.S. dairy products.