Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice. Ms. Summers is a co-author with Washington Post columnist Michael J. Gerson and Katie Thompson of Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice (Falls City Press). A frequent speaker and moderator, she has written on the role of Christian think tanks and for publications including Comment and Q Ideas. Ms. Summers is a recipient of the inaugural Duke Divinity Reflective Leadership Award. Ms. Summers also serves as a Trustee of Eastern University, where she received her M.S. in Nonprofit Management.
Prior to her appointment at the Center, she spent 12 years with the CCO, where her roles included Vice President for the Eastern Region and Vice President for Organizational Development. Stephanie began her career in nonprofit administration as executive director of The Open Door, a church-based youth center in Pittsburgh, PA. She and her husband, Jason E. Summers, are residents of the District of Columbia.