Senior Supervising Attorney
Children’s Law Center
Managing Director, Marketing
DATE: Sunday, April 9
LOCATION: Home (location given to student RSVPs)
Allison Green is a senior supervising attorney with the Guardian ad Litem Program, which provides comprehensive representation for foster youth to achieve safe, loving and permanent homes. She supervises staff attorneys and supervising attorneys and carries a limited caseload of neglect, adoption, guardianship and custody matters. Her areas of focus include the unique needs of pregnant and parenting teens, advocacy in cases of commercial sexual exploitation and trauma-informed child welfare work; she has presented both locally and nationally on these topics. Allison joined Children’s Law Center in 2010 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. During law school, she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic Public Service Awards. She previously worked as a counselor in a shelter for runaway and homeless youth and has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Allison is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist through the National Association of Counsel for Children.
Melissa Casey’s professional background is akin to a Greco-Roman mosaic; each role forming the tesserae that, while quite diverse, come together to form that which would be impossibly with uniformity. She has worked on development work in the MENA and South America; has marketed for Fortune 500 companies; dabbled in sales and even worked as a personal trainer. Her current position as Managing Director of Marketing at the Truth Initiative has her fighting to make this generation the one that ends tobacco smoking for good.
Katie Kennedy Freeman works in the Food and Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank as an Agriculture Economist focused on the areas of agriculture risk, agriculture and ICT, and the intersection of agriculture and energy in the Latin America region. Before starting with the World Bank in 2012, she worked at the Earth Institute at Columbia University implementing research programs on ICT in agriculture and energy for agriculture in Africa and Haiti; with Fintrac, Inc. implementing USAID agriculture projects in Africa; and Oxfam America designing a weather-index insurance pilot in Ethiopia. From 2004-2007 she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she worked with coffee farmers and agricultural producer groups on both sides of the Haitian/Dominican border. Ms. Freeman has a master’s degree in Development Economics from the Harvard Kennedy School (’09) and bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University (’04) with a double major in Political Science and English .