Brad Brockmann, Executive Director
Brad Brockmann, the Center's first Executive Director, received his bachelor's degree in Asian History and Chinese from Brown University and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor. Brad worked as a Wall Street lawyer for many years before moving to Mexico City in 1998 to work at an AIDS hospice. He also did human rights work in Chiapas, Mexico. Brad returned to the US to attend Episcopal Divinity School in 2000 and received a Master of Divinity degree in 2004. For several years he worked as an itinerant preacher and educator for Partakers, a faith-based not-for-profit that strives to educate the public about prisoner rights and prison reform. From 2004 to 2010, Brad worked as a civil rights attorney with Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts, a public interest law firm that provides free civil legal services to the Commonwealth's prisoners. He taught Social Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues at Suffolk University as well as a graduate-level course at the Boston Theological Institute that examined punishment in the US through ethical, sociological, and theological lenses.