Martha W. King joined the Charles H. Revson Foundation in July 2020. She was formerly the executive director of the New York City Board of Correction, the City’s jail watchdog and independent oversight agency. Prior to that, Martha was a policy advisor to the first deputy mayor of New York City where she advised on priorities and policies related to criminal justice and education, managed the Mayor’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System, and co-chaired the Public Safety Committee of OneNYC. She has also consulted with more than a dozen New York City based, mission driven organizations to plan and fund new initiatives and build capacity through strategic planning and partnerships with government. Martha began her career planning and evaluating initiatives at CASES, the largest alternative to incarceration program in New York City and was an Oscar S. Straus II fellow in Criminal Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice.
Martha is a fellow in the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Network and serves on the Board of Directors of the Correctional Association of New York. She has dual master’s degrees in public affairs and urban planning from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at and a B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University.