Cynthia M. Gibson, Ph.D.
Cynthia Gibson is an independent consultant specializing in public policy research and analysis, program development, strategic planning, marketing and communications for numerous national nonprofits and foundations. Previously, she served as a program officer at Carnegie Corporation of New York in the area of Strengthening U.S. Democracy, overseeing two subprograms in Strengthening the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector and Youth Civic Engagement. She is the author of two publications (From Inspiration to Participation- Strategies for Youth Civic Engagement and (with Peter Levine) The Civic Mission of Schools) that have become standards for the field and the basis of a national advocacy campaign and federal legislation for better school-based civic education.

Earlier in her career, Cindy served in senior staff positions at the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, the Ms. Foundation for Women in New York and the Partnership for Democracy (formerly The Youth Project). As an associate at People for the American Way, Gibson produced several videos with television producer Norman Lear and created the nation�s first videotape library on ultrafundamentalism. In 2003 she was named one of the Nonprofit Times "Top 50 Power and Influence" in the nonprofit sector. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at New School's Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, a senior fellow at Tufts University, and the author of numerous publications on behalf of nonprofits and foundations. Cindy received her B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University; M.S.W. from Catholic University of America; and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
Advisory Committee

In 2008, FairVote established a new Advisory Board comprised initially of recent members of its Board of Directors. These leaders receive updates from FairVote about our progress and regularly provide comments and advice:

  • Nikolas Bowie, Yale undergraduate student
  • Erin Bowser, executive director of Environment Ohio 
  • Antonio Gonzalez, President of Southwest Voter Registration Ed. Project
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., Member of Congress
  • Laura Liswood, CEO of Council on Women's World Leaders
  • Nina Moseley, former executive director of Democracy South
  • Clay Mulford, chief operating officer of National Math and Science Initiative
  • Rashad Robinson, Director of media programs, GLAAD
  • Katherine Spillar, executive editor of Ms. Magazine