Executive Director

Frank Wolf joined Child Welfare Fund as Executive Director after a long career in higher education, though he has also been active as a volunteer in the world of social services and has most recently been working in the foundation world. From 1988-96 he was a paraprofessional social worker at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis working with people with AIDS. From 2006 to 2013 he was a member of the Board of Directors Urban Pathways, a homeless services organization which works principally to support and ultimately to house the formerly chronically homeless in New York City.

A graduate of Williams College, Wolf holds a second bachelor’s degree from Worcester College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in political Science from Columbia University. He served on the faculty at Drew University in Madison, NJ before returning to Columbia for a series of deanships, first at the School of General Studies, and later as the Dean of the School of Continuing Education (now the School of Professional Studies) where he is Dean Emeritus. In 2006 he retired from Columbia to work at the Thomas J. Watson Foundation as Director of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, a mentoring and professional development program working with undergraduates in New York City colleges. In 2012 he retired from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to devote himself fully to the work of the Child Welfare Fund.

Senior Advisor

Barbara J. Green serves as Senior Advisor to the Johnson Street Foundation and the Child Welfare Fund.

In 2012, Barbara retired as Managing Director and General Counsel of Allianz Asset Management of America, the parent of Allianz asset management businesses in the U.S. Prior to that, from 1995 to 2007, she was Deputy General Counsel of Franklin Resources, Inc. and officer of various U.S. Franklin Templeton companies and the U.S Franklin Templeton Funds. From 1986 to 1995, Ms. Green served in a number of positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Executive Assistant and Senior Advisor to the SEC Chairman. Before that, she practiced law with a large New York law firm and served as a law clerk to a United States District Court Judge in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1978 and was an Articles Editor of the Boston College Law Review. She received her B.A. cum laude from Wheaton College.

Barbara is a member of the New York Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the America Bar Association. She serves as a U.S. Representative on the International Securities Regulation Committee of the international Law Association. She also is a member of the President's Commission of Wheaton College, an advisory group to the college President.