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Melanca Clark is president and CEO of Hudson-Webber Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to improving quality of life in Detroit. The core pillars of the foundation’s funding mission areas focus on physical revitalization, economic development, arts and culture, and safe communities.
As president and CEO, Clark oversees the overall operations, grant making and administration of the foundation. Prior to joining Hudson-Webber Foundation, she served in leadership roles in the Obama administration, including as chief of staff of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, senior counsel with the Access to Justice Initiative, both at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a senior policy advisor with the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Clark also served as counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, was a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at the Gibbons Law Firm, and was a Skadden Fellow and assistant counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Clark earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, and her undergraduate degree from Brown University.