Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Announces Two New Board Members

NEW YORK, APRIL 2, 2024 – Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, Sancia Dalley of PGIM and María Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino. With backgrounds representing the investment sector, ESG, journalism, and voter advocacy, Dalley and Kumar have decades of experience in their respective fields and have each demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice. Both roles are effective immediately. Dalley’s appointment marks a return to RFK Human Rights following her prior tenure as the organization’s SVP of Investor Engagement.

“Sancia and María Teresa are incredibly talented and passionate businesswomen,” said Kerry Kennedy, president of RFK Human Rights. “Over the course of their careers, they have leveraged their unique skill sets to tackle some of our country’s most pressing social issues, from advocating for equitable business practices to increasing voter turnout. We are thrilled to have them on our board and look forward to continuing this work together.”

“RFK Human Rights works across the boardroom, courtroom, and classroom to create meaningful, long-term change,” said Frank Baker, Chair of RFK Human Rights Board of Directors. “To make a lasting impact, we need people across every industry who are committed to making the world a better, more just place. Sancia and María Teresa are visionary leaders who have consistently used their platforms for good. We are honored to have them join our board and grateful for their time, energy, and dedication.”

Sancia Dalley is a managing director at PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. She oversees the firm’s $200 million DEI Investment Portfolio, which invests in high-performing, early-stage fund managers whose backgrounds and experiences are underrepresented in the industry. Dalley conducts manager due diligence and supports program benchmarks to meet the goals of the portfolio. She also leads PGIM’s HBCU Investment Strategy, expanding access to critical financial education resources and offering support for students, faculty and endowment professionals at historically black colleges and universities. Prior to joining PGIM, Dalley worked at RFK Human Rights, where she grew the organization’s Compass Investors Program into a network of 400 institutional investors and asset managers who collectively controlled $7 trillion in assets under management.

María Teresa Kumar is an Emmy-nominated MSNBC contributor, as well as the co-founder and president of Voto Latino, a civic engagement nonprofit focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters. Since 2004, Kumar has raised more than $75 million to grow Voto Latino into the United States’ largest Latinx voter registration and advocacy organization. Recognized for her innovative use of technology, social media, and celebrity, she has been named one of the most creative minds in global business by Fast Company and one of the 10 most influential women in Washington by Elle.

About Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that has worked to realize Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a more just and peaceful world since 1968. In partnership with local activists, RFK Human Rights advocates for key human rights issues, championing change makers and pursuing strategic litigation at home and around the world. And to ensure change that lasts, we foster a social-good approach to business and investment and educate millions of students about human rights and social justice.

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