Mark Hughes is the co-founder and Executive Director of Justice For All VT (JFA) a grassroots organization that peruses racial justice within Vermont’s criminal justice system through advocacy, education, and relationship building. JFA is a member of the Vermont Human Rights Council among other coalitions. In 2017 JFA founded the Racial Justice Reform Coalition, a 30-organization coalition that went on to orchestrate the successfully passage of Act 54, Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel in 2017 and in 2018, Act 9, an Act created for statewide mitigation of systemic racism. Mark is former Tri-Chair of the Vermont Coordinating Committee of the  Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival, former Vice-chair of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel and serves on the Board of Directors of Rights and Democracy (c4). He is a retired from the military where he specialized in cryptography and has had an extensive career in cyber security. An Iowa native, he has resided in Vermont for the past nine years. Among his affiliations are the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War and the ACLU.