The Goldin Institute is staffed by a diverse group of talented and committed individuals around the world working towards a common goal of creating real local and global change rooted in the power of communities determining their own futures.
Lisa D. Daniels
Chicago Peace Fellow

Lisa D. Daniels, Executive Director and Founder of the Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices, believes firmly that is our humanity that connects us— one to another. Since the tragic murder of her youngest son Darren in July 2012—as a result of an incident where he was both perpetrator and victim—Lisa has become a staunch advocate in the field of restorative practice and lives life guided by the principle that no one is the sum total of the worst thing they’ve ever done or experienced.

"My greatest strength as a community leader is my capacity to see and connect with the humanity in those we serve."