Michael Russell

Michael Russell is the Administrative Coordinator for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. As part of the Ella Baker Center’s Administrative team, he works directly with the HR and Finance Managers, supporting all finance and administrative functions and other tasks related to programs and operations.

Michael is a Bay Area native of Richmond, CA. He is a proud husband, father, and grandfather.

Before joining EBC, Michael worked with the unsheltered community in Oakland and San Francisco at various shelter in place sites.

Michael is a formerly incarcerated juvenile LWOP who came home in February of 2020, after serving more than 27 years. Michael is passionate about prison reform, restorative justice, and at-risk youth intervention.