Washington, DC – Foreign Policy for America is pleased to welcome Elisa Massimino and Bishop Garrison to serve on its Board of Directors.
Elisa Massimino has a distinguished career in human rights advocacy, law, and academia. She currently serves as executive director of the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law Center and is a senior fellow in national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Massimino spent 27 years—the last decade as president and CEO—at Human Rights First, one of the nation’s leading human rights advocacy organizations. In addition to her new role at FP4A, Massimino is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. View her full biography here.
Bishop Garrison joins FP4A’s Board of Directors with more than two decades of experience and leadership in national security in both the public and private sectors. He currently serves as vice president for policy at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. From 2021 to 2022, Garrison served in the Biden Administration as the senior advisor to the secretary of defense for human capital and diversity, equity, and inclusion. A veteran of the Iraq War, Bishop is the recipient of two Bronze Stars, a Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Action Badge, among other civilian accolades. View his full biography here.
“Elisa and Bishop bring an extraordinary breadth of leadership experience working to advance U.S. national security and protect human rights,” said Andrew Albertson, executive director at Foreign Policy for America. “Their unique insights and strategic counsel—born of diverse careers in military and public service, extensive scholarship, and tireless advocacy—will make for invaluable additions to our team at Foreign Policy for America.”
“As someone who has devoted my career to advancing respect for human rights in American foreign policy, I’m thrilled to join the Board of an organization committed to doing just that,” said Elisa Massimino. “FP4A’s mission to build and sustain a community of leaders who are standing up for democratic values could not be more important right now. I’m honored to be part of it.”
“I’m honored and excited to join the Board of Directors,” said Bishop Garrison. “Foreign Policy for America has an amazing reputation of championing principled American national security and foreign policy through engaging and empowering citizens. I look forward to supporting the organization in its continued success.”