Board of Directors

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (formerly Women’s Policy, Inc.) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to advance issues of importance to women and their families.

WCPI Remembers Dr. Leslie Wolfe

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Board of Directors, Emeritus Board, and staff mourn the passing of longtime board member Dr. Leslie Wolfe on November 30, 2017.

Leslie was the president of the Center for Women’s Policy Studies, founded in 1972 as the nation’s first feminist policy analysis, research, and advocacy institution, for nearly three decades. She was an expert on the trafficking of women and girls, and worked tirelessly to ensure passage of anti-trafficking laws in a number of states and at the federal level over many years. She was a pioneer in efforts to ensure federal funding for HIV/AIDS research on, and prevention targeted at, women and girls. Leslie also was an early advocate of educational equity for women and girls as the director of the Department of Education’s Women’s Equality Education (WEEA) Program.

Leslie was a larger than life personality, and she will be missed by many. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and many friends.

Board Members

Amy Plaster Chair

Executive Director, CMS Energy

Anna Schneider Vice Chair

Vice President, Industry and Government Relations, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Amy Overton Hunt Secretary-Treasurer

Vice President, Government Affairs , Goldman Sachs

Bevin Albertani

Political Director, Laborers' International Union of North America

Ambassador Connie Morella

United States Ambassador, OECD, 2003-2007, Former Member of Congress, 1987-2003

Julia-Feliz Sessoms

Director, External Affairs, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel Corporation

Kenny Thompson

Senior Director, Government and External Affairs, PepsiCo

Cindy Hall Ex Officio

President, Women's Congressional Policy Institute

Honorary Board Members

Rep. Susan W. Brooks

U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Lois Frankel

U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Nita M. Lowey

U.S. House of Representatives

Emeritus Board Members

Andy Blocker

Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, SIFMA

Alice Borrelli

Lorraine Cole, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, U.S. Department of Treasury

Ann Costello, Esq.

Nikki Heidepriem, Esq.

Heidepriem & Associates, LLC

Karen Judd Lewis, Esq.

Angela Oh, Esq.

Elizabeth H. Shuler

Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Beatriz Olvera Stotzer

CEO, NEWCapital

Lorraine Thelian

Senior Partner and Vice Chairman, Ketchum Public Relations

Susan Wood, Ph.D.

Research Professor, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University