PROF. MARCI HAMILTON, CEO AND ACADEMIC DIRECTOR
Professor Hamilton is a leading national expert on legal remedies to child sex abuse, including statute of limitation reform. Prof. Hamilton has been extensively quoted in national media, and is the author of two seminal books: Justice Denied, What America Must Do to Protect Its Children and God vs. The Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty, which was nominated by Cambridge for a Pulitzer Prize. Prof. Hamilton has received many honors and awards for her pioneering work to protect the vulnerable, including the Voice of Courage Award, Voice Today, 2016; the Annual Religious Liberty Award, American Humanist Association, 2015; the Free thought Heroine of the Year, Freedom from Religion Foundation, 2014; the Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award, National Crime Victims Bar Association, 2012; Pennsylvania Woman of the Year, 2012; and the E. Nathaniel Gates Award, Cardozo Law School, for outstanding scholarly work and public advocacy, 2008.
Hamilton is a Penny and Robert Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion, Fox Leadership Program, at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously held the Paul R. Verkuil Research Chair at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Earlier in her career, Prof. Hamilton clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the United States Supreme Court and Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Alix P. Boren, Executive Director
Ali Boren, CHILD USA's Executive Director is an attorney, licensed to practice in both Florida and Massachusetts. She joins CHILD from a boutique plaintiff’s firm where she focused primarily on major multi-district federal litigation. Ali has varied legal experience ranging from products liability and commercial litigation to criminal and constitutional law and estate planning.
A Florida native, Ali received her B.A. in History from Florida State University and her J.D. from Florida International University College of Law. During law school, she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the FIU Law Review, competed as a member of the Moot Court team, and served as both a Research Assistant and a legal writing Teaching Assistant. She received the FIU COL Pro Bono Service Award before graduation. Ali is passionate about children’s issues and using evidence-based solutions to solve social problems, which she brings to her role as CHILD’s ED.