Carrie L. Davis

Program Director
Portrait of Carrie L. Davis

Carrie L. Davis joined the Joyce Foundation as Democracy Program Director in January 2018, bringing deep experience as one of Ohio’s leading voting rights advocates. Prior to joining the Foundation, Carrie served as Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio (LWVO) for six years, where she managed all aspects of the statewide organization including membership and leadership development, coordinating state advocacy and public education with a special focus on voters’ rights, fund development, communications, and supporting League activities at the local and national levels.

Carrie served eight years as staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, where she litigated and lobbied on a variety of issues including voting rights, free speech, criminal justice, racial justice, LGBT rights, reproductive freedom, and government accountability. As a community activist, Carrie is perhaps best known for training citizens in how to lobby their government officials and empowering citizens to exercise their voting rights. She has also volunteered with advocacy groups working on issues such as ending the death penalty, protecting reproductive freedom, and expanding protections for the LGBT community. For several years, she served on the board of Ohioans to Stop Executions. In 2006, Carrie was honored as a “Champion of Choice” by NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Concentration in Public Policy and Public Service from Albion College as well as a JD from Case Western Reserve University.

Having spent most of her life in Ohio and Michigan, Carrie considers the Great Lakes her home and eagerly shares the Joyce Foundation’s mission to improve quality of life and build a just society for the people of the Great Lakes region.