Commission Members

Sherry Leiwant

Sherry Leiwant, Cofounder, A Better Balance Executive Director, A Better Balance: Sherry co-founded A Better Balance in 2005. From 2005 to 2006 she was an adjunct Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law. From 1996 to 2005 Sherry was a senior staff attorney at NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund running the State Advocacy project, focusing on intersectional issues around women’s rights and poverty. She has also been a staff attorney at the Welfare Law center, the Department of Health Education and Welfare, and Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York. She attended Columbia University School of Law.