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Board Member

Jody Wolfe

Retired after nearly 25 years in professional law enforcement, Ms. Wolfe has served on a number of nonprofit boards in New York and Miami with a range of interests, including child welfare, foster-care review, substance-abuse prevention, independent school education, and the arts. Ms. Wolfe has long been involved in higher education.

She is the daughter of Joseph Mailman and now serves as president of the Mailman Foundation. In that role, she helped direct a $33 million grant to the Columbia University School of Public Health in 1998. The Foundation has also been an important benefactor to institutions such as the Mailman Research Center in Psychobiology at Harvard’s McLean Hospital in Massachusetts; the Mailman Center for Child Development of the University of Miami Medical School in Miami, Florida; and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

Ms. Wolfe has been a supporter of ACTA from the very beginning. She was a charter member of the Society of Fellows and is now a member of the Chairman’s Circle.


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