ABOUT

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is a cross-partisan, 501(c)3 public policy research and
leadership development community by and for women, minorities, and mavericks, named after Rep. Joseph Rainey, a former slave who was the first African-American to serve in the United States House of Representatives.

From the 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.

The Rainey Center was founded in 2018 by Sarah Hunt and Bishop Garrison to empower the voices of women, minorities, and mavericks in public policymaking.







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

REBECCA BERNBACH GRAVES

Digital Director

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ETHAN BISHOP-HENCHMAN

Operations Manager

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BARTLETT CLELAND

Executive Director, LAMP

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MOLLY LYNN WESTRATE

Communications Consultant

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AARON BERGER

Special Advisor

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KELSEY CALLAHAN

Senior Director, Projects and Energy Policy Analyst

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Our Board of Directors

ADMIRAL JAMIE BARNETT 

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BISHOP M. GARRISON 

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JOSHUA HONE

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