JEANNINE C. SANFORD, ESQ., is the Chief Operating Officer of Bread for the City, a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to nearly 10,000 low income District of Columbia residents each month. Ms. Sanford began her career with Bread for the City in 1993, serving as the first official Legal Clinic Director, who fostered the development of the organization's volunteer program into a professional civil legal services practice. The Clinic received the 1998 Frederick B. Abramson Award due to her leadership and direction. Ms. Sanford was appointed Deputy Director of Bread for the City in 1999, and served in that capacity until her appointment as COO. Ms. Sanford is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law and moved to the District of Columbia to accept a staff attorney position with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program where she worked for several years. She has served on the Board of Governors of the DC Bar, and on several occasions, she has Co-Chaired the Consortium of Legal Services Providers. In 2005, Ms. Sanford received the Jerrold Scoutt Prize in recognition of her contributions and long-standing commitment to civil legal services. She was appointed to the Commission in 2012 by the Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar, was elected Commission Vice Chairperson in 2014, and was elected Chairperson in 2016.