Matthew Collins-Gibson, Co-Chair
Matthew Collins-Gibson is a Managing Director in Development and Outreach at Human Rights Watch. He is primarily responsible for designing and overseeing Human Rights Watch’s next fundraising campaign and expanding the pool of leadership gift donors. Matthew recently rejoined Human Rights Watch from J.P. Morgan Chase, where he spent the past two years as a Business Manager in Risk Reporting. He oversaw global operations, governance, and communication for a staff of over 200 people. Before his time in the private sector, Matthew worked briefly as the Development Director at Physicians for Human Rights and prior to that spent 11 years at Human Rights Watch in the Development & Outreach department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international service from American University and a master’s degree in international politics from New York University.
Kim Keller, Co-Chair
Kim Keller is the Executive Director of the David & Anita Keller Foundation, a San Francisco-based family foundation committed to human rights as the cornerstone to peace and justice. In addition to serving on the board of N-MAP, Last Mile Health, Accountability Counsel and UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, she is an active member of The Philanthropy Workshop and the International Human Rights Funders Group. She holds degrees from Wellesley College and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Ciara Murphy is an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP based in London, specializing in public international law, international arbitration and human rights. In addition to advising individuals, companies and sovereign States in cross-border disputes and international arbitration, Ciara maintains an active pro bono practice. She has advised non-governmental organizations on human rights claims before the European Court of Human Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and United Nations treaty bodies. She has worked with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Rights Watch (UK), Reprieve, Centre for Reproductive Rights and Haringey Law Centre, among others. She holds an LL.B. in Law and French from Trinity College Dublin and LL.M. degrees from the University of Michigan and the College of Europe (Bruges).
Adam is the founder of the New Media Advocacy Project. Adam is a graduate of Amherst College (1998) and Harvard Law School (2004). After finishing law school, he served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then received a Skadden Fellowship to work as a litigator at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. After his fellowship, he joined the law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton, as a litigation associate, where he worked for two years, after which he left to found NMAP. Adam experimented with using video to support legal advocacy during his first summer in law school, working for a small, local NGO in Nigeria, where he made a movie to pressure the government to stop obstructing litigation seeking a remedy for a massive forced eviction that had left 300,000 people homeless. The strategy was a success, and Adam continued his video and new media experiments at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Working with hundreds of videographers around the country, Adam successfully used new media techniques to favorably settle race discrimination cases, pressure state legislatures to allocate money to low income communities after Hurricane Katrina, and document voting rights violations. Adam received an Echoing Green Fellowship to support NMAP in the spring of 2009.
Danielle Hamilton is an attorney at Loevy and Loevy, a civil rights law firm in Chicago that seeks to expose and remedy serious misconduct in the criminal justice system nationwide. Many of Loevy’s clients have spent years in prison for crimes they did not commit and experienced debilitating or fatal police brutality. Danielle joined Loevy after clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker, Jr. and litigating civil rights cases at Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP in New York City. Danielle is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she focused on indigent defense and criminal justice policy, and Princeton University, where she majored in Comparative Literature with a concentration on Afro Latino literature and film. Danielle is a first-generation American born and raised in Southern California, with roots in Belize, New York City and Chicago.