The Board

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Elliot Fineman
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Elliot Fineman served as a strategic marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies including top corporations like Accenture, KPMG and the Boston Consulting Group for 25 years. Following the murder of his son in 2006 by a paranoid schizophrenic who had legally obtained the gun, he founded National Gun Victims Action Council.
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VICE PRESIDENT- Reverend Samuel Saylor

Pastor Samuel Saylor, Sr. is in his eighth year of pastoral ministry and has been ordained for ten years by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He is currently the Senior Pastor of the Gardner Memorial AME Zion Church of Springfield, MA. Reverend Saylor has spent much of his efforts fighting for gun reform laws after the loss of his son Shane, who was murdered in October of 2012…
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SECRETARY- Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg is a reporter, author and editorial cartoonist whose commentary has appeared in the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New Orleans Times-Picayune and other top US dailies…
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TREASURER- Mark Maginn

Prior to becoming interested in sane gun laws Mark was previously both a social worker and psychotherapist. In both capacities he was first and foremost concerned with the safety of his clients and the safety of their family and friends. From the beginning of his career in these capacities Mark quickly realized that nonviolence was a cornerstone of his therapeutic philosophy…
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Reverend Henry Brown

Reverend Brown’s special dedication to ending gun violence began on a January night in 1972 in rural Cusseta, Ga. He was celebrating his discharge that day from the U.S. Army with family members in a nightclub when he went outside to break up a dispute in the parking lot. He thought everything was settled and went back into the club to join his family…
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Reverend Matthew Crebbin

Rev. Matthew Crebbin has been Senior Minister of the Newtown Congregational Church, UCC since 2007. He has served faith communities in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A sought after preacher and lecturer, his ministry has focused upon a variety of areas including: theological dialogue, ecumenical and interfaith partnerships, youth and young adult ministries – as well as justice and peace advocacy…
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Dr. Marjorie Fujara

Dr. Marjorie Fujara is a Board-Certified Pediatrician in Chicago Illinois. She also holds a certification in the sub-specialty of child abuse pediatrics. She received her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and has been in practice for 23 years…
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Mark Karlin

Mark Karlin served alternatively as President or Chairman of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence for almost a decade, leaving the post in 2000.
 
For 25 years he was a national leader advocating for gun control, resulting in President Bill Clinton’s public praise: “I want to commend Mark Karlin for his long and often lonely struggle to reduce gun violence.”
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Rabbi Shaul Praver

Rabbi-Hazzan Shaul Marshall Praver served as spiritual leader of Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown Connecticut and became known to millions of people in America when he ascended the stage on Sunday, December 16th, 2012 in the presence of President Obama in Newtown Connecticut to intone the Hebrew memorial prayer, God full of Compassion…
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Denyse Stoneback

Following the Sandy Hook School tragedy that claimed the lives of 26 people, Denyse Stoneback started a grassroots non-profit gun violence prevention organization in the north suburban communities of Chicago called People for a Safer Society…
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