April Glad, Senior Program Officer
Since 2013, April Glad (Julie Peterson before a name change in 2019) has brought vision and commitment to Pinkerton’s portfolio focused on youth and family justice. The array of organizations demonstrates her broad commitment to leaders of color and those with direct experience in and around the youth justice system. Educated at UCLA, Cornell (B.A.) and Harvard (law), April’s career has spanned a role managing Poor Little Rich Girl, a store in Beverly Hills where she attended high school, to monitoring conditions of confinement at Rikers Island for the federal court in1992, her first job in New York. Since then, in between robust consulting gigs for clients in the nonprofit, philanthropic and government sectors, April has been a program officer at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and the Director of Public Private Initiatives at the NYC Department of Probation. As the Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt, elder statesman of youth development in NYC, says fondly, “Everyone needs an April.” At Pinkerton, we are delighted to have the original.