Meet the Board

Maya D. Wiley, Esq.
Maya Wiley

Chair Wiley is former Counsel to the Mayor of New York City where she advised the Mayor on legal matters pertaining to City Hall and the Mayor’s policy agenda. She was the City’s Director of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise, the lead on broadband access, and liaison to the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. Wiley also oversaw the Commissions on Human Rights and Women’s Issues. Prior to being appointed Counsel to the Mayor in 2014, she was founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, a policy advocacy organization dedicated to ending racial inequities through structural reform. In addition, Wiley worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union National Legal Department, and was Senior Advisor on race and poverty to the Director of U.S. Programs of the Open Society Institute. Wiley is a mayoral designee appointed Chair to the Board by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

J.D., Columbia University School of Law; B.A., Dartmouth College