July 28, 2023


Meet our newest Board Members
We are honored to welcome three new board members to the Prison Society’s Board of Directors, each of whom bring tremendous expertise.

We are honored to welcome three new board members to the Prison Society’s Board of Directors, each of whom bring tremendous expertise. Together, we will continue to strengthen the Society's mission, vision and impact.

Fatima Sultan, Culture & Engagement Lead, Vanguard

“The history of the organization and the work they do is what initially attracted me to the Prison Society. I look forward to continuing our efforts to help strategically address one of the largest human rights issues of our generation.

I’ve seen first hand the impact imprisonment has had on the imprisoned, the relationships they have, and the family structures they are part of. I hope to be part of the change in the way we restore dignity to their lives, and the lives they touch.”

Fatima Sultan’s capacity for driving results coupled with her passion for DEI helps drive new insights and strategies that improve crew experiences in her role as the Crew Experience and Engagement Lead at Vanguard. Tima joined Vanguard in December 2018 as the Head of Broker Dealer Channel Management in FAS. In her capacity as Head of CM, she partnered with BD Sales Leaders to deliver channel distribution strategies. Prior to joining Vanguard, Tima worked as a consultant at Accenture delivering commercial transformation programs to clients across industries since 2006. Outside of work, Tima recently obtained her MBA at Cornell’s Johnson School of Business.

Dana Becker, Partner, Morgan Lewis

“It is an honor to join the board of an organization with an incredible history of providing assistance to and advocating for incarcerated people and their families. Everyone deserves health, safety, and dignity, and I am excited to be part of an organization whose work is so critical to giving effect to that belief.”

Dana E. Becker counsels a diverse group of clients, including those in the medical device, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology, publishing, energy, and financial services industries. She works closely with large and small clients to advance their business objectives while navigating a dispute, and draws on her experience managing a portfolio of litigation for a global media and technology company to provide strategic business advice and creative, cost-effective solutions.

Dana maintains an active pro bono practice, including serving as trial counsel in a disability rights matter culminating in a jury verdict and an award of damages in her client’s favor, litigating a request for compassionate release during the COVID-19 pandemic, and representing a client in a successful petition for asylum. Dana's current pro bono assignment is a challenge to de facto life sentences for people sentenced as juveniles in Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining the firm, Dana worked as a senior analyst at a global investment bank, providing debt capital markets solutions for clients in the telecommunications, media, and technology space. 

She is a graduate of Temple Law and Wharton.  She clerked for Judge Franklin Van Antwerpen of the 3rd Circuit.

Charity Hughes, Senior Vice President, Talent Management, Sellers Dorsey

“I am looking forward to joining the Pennsylvania Prison Society to help advance the important work of reducing recidivism through education and advocacy. A healthy and compassionate society can be measured by how it treats and rehabilitates those who harm members of the community. I am honored by the opportunity to bring my experience, perspective and passion to the Pennsylvania Prison Society.”

Dr. Charity Hughes has over 20 years of experience in human resources, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, and employee engagement. Prior to joining Sellers Dorsey, she served as the Chief Talent Officer for Mastery Charter Schools, a nonprofit network of 24 public schools serving 14,500 students in Philadelphia and Camden. She has also served as Vice President of Human Resources at VWR International and SCA Americas. She has partnered with organizations to design and implement diversity strategies for large-scale sustainable transformation, and is the co-lead for the Harvard Institute of Coaching (IOC) Race, Equity and Inclusion Council. As President and CEO of the Pathfinder Leadership group, Charity empowers and enables leaders to realize their full potential by providing goal-focused, individual career, and personal development coaching.

Charity has served on the boards of Women's Way and several other non-profits. 

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