News 03.29.21

The Innocence Project Welcomes Ed Boland and Denise Tomasini-Joshi

Mr. Boland serves as the Chief Development Officer and Ms. Tomasini-Joshi as Chief of Staff.

By Innocence Staff

Mr. Boland, Innocence Project's new Chief Development Officer and Denise Tomasini-Joshi's new Chief of Staff.

The Innocence Project is thrilled to welcome Ed Boland and Denise Tomasini-Joshi to the organization’s leadership team.

Mr. Boland serves as the Chief Development Officer and Ms. Tomasini-Joshi as Chief of Staff.

Both bring a wealth of experience to their roles. Over the course of a 30-year career in non-profit organizations, Mr. Boland has had a particular focus on underserved youth. From 2000 to 2018, he led the fundraising department at Prep for Prep, the nation’s premier leadership development program for gifted students of color. More recently, he’s served as interim Director of Development at Publicolor and GLSEN. He also held fundraising positions at Gay Men’s Health Crisis and Barnard College.

Ms. Tomasini-Joshi served as Division Director for the Open Society Foundation’s Health Law and Equity Division, Public Health Program, overseeing a $12M budget and grantmaking across 16 countries. She previously served as the Co-Acting Interim Director of OSF’s Women’s Rights Program, as Deputy Director of OSF’s International Harm Reduction Development program, and as a Legal Officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative in National Criminal Justice Reform.

Prior to joining OSF, Ms. Tomasini-Joshi served, inter alia, as as an Assistant Dean for Public Service and the Executive Director for the Root-Tilden-Kern Program at NYU Law School; as a Policy Analyst on Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project at the Council of State Governments; and as a Staff Attorney for Columbia University’s Goddard-Riverside Tenant Assistant Project.

“I am delighted to welcome both Ed and Denise to the leadership team,” said executive director Christina Swarns.  “The depth of experience, their knowledge of the nonprofit sector and their leadership and managerial skills will be invaluable assets to the organization as we step into our fourth decade of freeing the innocent and reforming the systems that allow injustice to happen”.

Please join us in welcoming them both to the Innocence Project family.

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