ABOUT

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is a post-partisan, 501(c)3 think-tank founded on the values of equality, freedom and a more perfect union.

From state capitols to the global stage, the Rainey Center is fostering post-partisan dialogue and building the capacity of the next generation of diverse, inclusive policy leadership to work across political divides towards a responsible and sustainable future.

Named for Representative Joseph Rainey, a former slave and the first African-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Rainey Center was founded in 2018 by Sarah E. Hunt and Bishop Garrison with the goal of empowering the voices of women, minorities and mavericks in public policy.
As radical systems transformers, we are unwilling to let the status quo remain, and we take the risks necessary to make a difference that matters.

Monica Sharma

Radical Transformational Leadership



Our Leadership

BISHOP M. GARRISON

Co-Founder and President

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SARAH E. HUNT

Co-Founder and CEO

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Our Staff

ETHAN BISHOP-HENCHMAN

Operations Director

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KELSEY CALLAHAN

Senior Director, Projects and Energy
Policy Analyst

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BARTLETT CLELAND

Executive Director, LAMP

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MOLLY LYNN WESTRATE

Communications Consultant

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REBECCA BERNBACH GRAVES

Digital Director

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SHANNON CALLAHAN

Digital and Information Technology Manager

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Our Board of Directors

ADMIRAL JAMIE BARNETT 

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BISHOP M. GARRISON 

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SHARON JACKSON

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JOSHUA HONE

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Experts

Meghan Bishop

Senior Fellow

Innovation and Technology

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Bartlett Cleland

Senior Fellow

Innovation and Technology

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Kelsey Callahan

Policy Analyst

Energy

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Stephen Cobb

Senior Fellow

Inclusive Governance

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Robert Dillon

Senior Fellow

National Security
Energy
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Jeffrey Edmonds

Senior Advisor

National Security
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Bishop M. Garrison

Expert

Inclusive Governance
National Security
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E. Grant Haver

Senior Fellow

National Security
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Sarah E. Hunt

Expert

Innovation and Technology
Energy
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Veronika Velch

Senior Fellow

National Security
Innovation and Technology
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STAFFORD WARD

Senior Fellow

Inclusive Governance

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