About the Robert H. Jackson Center

Our Vision

To be the preeminent, enduring source of knowledge on the life and guiding principles of Robert H. Jackson

Our Misson

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a forum for education on and discussion of law and justice issues, as guided by the life and work of Robert H. Jackson.

Purpose

The purposes of the Center are as set forth in its Certificate of Incorporation. In furtherance of its purposes, the Center advances the legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson through education, using a variety of methods including live presentations, exhibits, available media, research, and scholarship. A primary objective is demonstration of the relevance and applicability of Justice Jackson’s ideas to present and future generations. To that end, special emphasis will be made on educating youth on issues of justice and the rule of law. These efforts will be based on Jackson’s views on international law, constitutional law, and human and civil rights.

Robert Houghwout Jackson

1892-1954
United States Solicitor General (1938-1940)
United States Attorney General (1940-1941)
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court (1941-1954)
Chief United States Prosecutor, Nuremberg Trial (1945-1946)

Staff

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Kristan McMahon

President
RHJC Office Manager

Sheryl “Sherry” Schutter

Office Manager
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Tina Downey

Director of Development

Board

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Julia Craighill

Chair of the Board of Directors

President
Ensight Consulting

 

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Sam Morgante

Vice Chair

Consultant
Government Relations Advisory Services

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Andrew Neyman, CPA

Secretary & Treasurer

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Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner

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Arthur N. Bailey, Esq.

Director

Partner
Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham

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John Q. Barrett

Director

Benjamin N. Cardozo Professor of Law
St. John’s University School of Law
Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow

 

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Lana Benatovitch

Director

Former President, National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York

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Katherine Burgeson

Director

Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Ingevity Corporation

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Honorable Stephen W. Cass

Director

Surrogate’s Court
Chautauqua County

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Charles H. Gustafson

Director

Professor Emeritus
Georgetown Law

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Michael E. Hill

Director

President
Chautauqua Institution

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John I. LaMancuso, Esq.

Director

Partner
Lewis & Lewis, P.C.

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Jessie K. Liu, Esq.

Director
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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Christopher T. Olsen, Esq.

Director

Partner
Olsen & Brueggemann, APC

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Larry D. Thompson

Director

Former Deputy Attorney General of the U.S.
Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, PepsiCo (Retired)

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Leah Weinberg, CFP®, CDFA®

Director

Vice President
Weinberg Financial Group

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Donald Wertman

Director

Retired COO
Seedway, LLC

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Carl Cappa

Co-Founder
Greg Peterson

Gregory L. Peterson, Esq.

Co-Founder, Former Director

Of Counsel
Phillips Lytle LLP

 

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Elizabeth Lenna

Co-Founder, Former Director