Nicole Tichon, Executive Director
Nicole Tichon joined TJN-USA in February 2011, shortly after leading a strategic planning retreat that resulted in the formation of the new Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) coalition. Nicole's work, commentary and articles have appeared in many national publications and news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, USA Today, Reuters, Yahoo News and Fox News.
Prior to joining TJN-
Nicole served as the Legislative Assistant for banking, labor and judiciary issues for the late Congressman Norm Sisisky of
Jack Blum, Chairman of the TJN-USA Board
Jack Blum is a
Brent Blackwelder, Board Member
Dr. Brent Blackwelder served as president of Friends of the Earth from 1994 until his retirement in October of 2009. He was the founding chairman of American Rivers in 1973 and worked for 40 years on environmental issues, testifying over 100 times to Congress. He led many efforts to protect rivers throughout the United States and the world, helping to halt over 200 dam and diversion projects and to increase the national scenic rivers system from only 8 protected rivers in 1973 to over 250 rivers today. He was listed by Vanity Fair magazine as one of the Best Stewards of the Planet in 2005. Blackwelder graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and has a masters degree in math from Yale and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Maryland. He currently teaches part-time at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Brent earned a BA from Duke University (Math) in 1964, graduating Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MA fromYale University (Math) and PhD from the University of Maryland (Philosophy).
Charles Davidson, Board Member
Charles Davidson is the Publisher of The American Interest, a magazine and website that focuses on policy, politics & culture. He was instrumental in developing the Global Financial Integrity Program at the Center for International Policy, and is Executive Producer of Onshore Productions, which is making a documentary focusing on issues related to TJN concerns. Prior to The American Interest, Mr. Davidson spent most of his career in the information technology industry, most recently in venture capital.
Seamus Finn, Board Member
Rev Séamus P. Finn OMI has been a member of the Justice/Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry team of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate since 1986. The office supports the mission of the congregation especially the JPIC dimension and is also responsible for the Socially Responsible Investment program both for the U.S. province and for the congregation. The program is grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, on the promotion of the dignity of the human person and on active solidarity with the work of Oblate missionaries throughout the world.
Fr. Finn represents the Oblates on the the board of Jubilee USA and has represented the Oblates at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility www.iccr.org in New York since 1988. He also represents the Oblates on the executive committee of the International Interfaith Investment Group www.3ignet.org Fr. Séamus believes that the work that faith communities do through their participation in coalitions like Tax Justice USA, a more vital and vigorous message of solidarity is delivered to leaders in both the public and private sectors.
Visiting many of the places where Oblates work, Séamus has worked to create and develop opportunities and resources through which the OMI JPIC office, in collaboration with many faith based and civil society partners, support the mission of the congregation by addressing public policy issues and public officials and through the work of the office with private corporations.
Jo Marie Griesgraber, Board Member
Jo Marie Griesgraber is the Executive Director of the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition, a Washington-based international network of activists and researchers concerned with reforms of the international financial architecture. Previously, Dr. Griesgraber was Director of Policy at Oxfam
Conrad Martin, Board Member
Conrad Martin serves as the Executive Director of the Fund for Constitutional Government. Additionally, Mr. Martin is the Executive Director of the Stewart R. Mott Foundation and chairs the Board of Directors of HALT -- Americans for Legal Reform. Mr. Martin also serves on the Boards of the Center for International Policy, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the American Progressive Caucus Foundation. Mr. Martin served in the Peace Corps from 1981 to 1983 as a Forage Agronomist on the
David Spencer, Board Member
David Spencer is an attorney in
Special thanks to Lucy Komisar and Sarah Knott, former Executive Directors for their contributions to Tax Justice Network USA and to this website.