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Former Commissioners

Catherine E. Lhamon – Chairperson 2016-2021
Legal Affairs Secretary, California Governor Gavin Newsom
Former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,
U.S. Department of Education, Sacramento, CA
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

Martin R. Castro – Chairperson 2011-2016
President and CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC
Chicago, IL
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

Gerald A. Reynolds – Chairperson 2004-2011
Assistant General Counsel
Kansas City Power & Light Company
Kansas City, MO
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN


Patricia Timmons-Goodson – Vice Chair
Associate Justice (Retired)
Supreme Court of North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

Abigail Thernstrom – Vice Chair
Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
McLean, Virginia
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN


Roberta Achtenberg
Corporate Advisor in Public Policy and California State University Trustee
San Francisco, CA
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

Jennifer C. Braceras
Lawyer and Freelance Writer
Boston, Massachusetts
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN

Todd Gaziano
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Quality Health Ideas
Vice President for Research and Education, Accountable Care Associates
Washington, DC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

Arlan D. Melendez
Chairman and Chief Executive, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Reno, Nevada
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

Karen K. Narasaki
Independent Civil and Human Rights Consultant
Washington, DC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

Ashley L. Taylor, Jr.
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Richmond, VA
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN

Dina Titus
Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT