Jennifer Riley-Collins, Executive Director

Jennifer A. Riley-Collins, is a native of Meridian, MS. She is the youngest of the seven children of Joe H. and Bobbye N. Riley. Her greatest role in life is that of mother of her three sons, Joseph, Jonathan, and Joshua and grandmother of Travis Michael.

January 29, 2018

Tabuthia Bell, Finance Officer

Tabuthia Bell began at the ACLU of Mississippi in December 2013 as Finance Officer. Prior to the ACLU, she worked at Dewitt Sullivan, CPA and Bruno & Tervalon, LLP. Tabuthia is a graduate of Alcorn State University.

July 7, 2017

Cynthia Goodloe Palmer, Director of Operations and Administration

Cynthia Goodloe Palmer joined the ACLU of Mississippi in July 2018 as the Director of Operations and Administration. Cynthia also serves as the Executive Director of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc and as the Secretary of the SNCC Legacy Project Board.

December 4, 2018

Zakiya Summers, Director of Communications & Advocacy

Zakiya Summers is the Director of Communications and Advocacy for the ACLU of Mississippi.  Prior to ACLU, she served as Events and Communications Director for One Voice, a policy advocacy organization that works for the benefit of marginalized populations in partnership with com

July 7, 2017

Jensen Luke Matar, TEAP-MS Advocacy Coordinator

Jensen Luke Matar joined the ACLU of Mississippi in July 2018 as the Transgender Education & Advocacy Program (TEAP-MS) Coordinator, but he isn’t new to the organization.

July 26, 2018

Joshua Tom, Legal Director

Joshua Tom joined the ACLU of Mississippi as Staff Attorney before being promoted to Legal Director. Prior to joining the ACLU of Mississippi, Joshua was in private practice doing corporate litigation. 

July 7, 2017

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