Director, Judicial Education and Leadership
Danielle Pugh-Markie is the Director of Judicial Education and Leadership at the Center for Court Innovation (CCI). In this capacity, she implements judicial training and leadership programs in courts nationally and internationally. Prior to joining CCI, Ms. Pugh-Markie was the Director of Program Development and Judicial Engagement for the Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program (FVDR) at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). At NCJFCJ, Ms. Pugh-Markie developed the immediate and longer-term visions for the Family Violence and Domestic Relations Division. She oversaw several training and technical assistance projects to judges including the seminal National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence and directed the implementation of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking. Ms. Pugh-Markie also worked at the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) where she served as Administrative Manager of the Washington State Supreme Court Commissions on Gender and Justice, Minority and Justice, and Court Interpreters and the Office of Trial Court Services and Judicial Education. While at the AOC, she led efforts to strengthen the justice system’s capacity to address gender, racial, and language bias and managed court operations and services to the judiciary and court management. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations and a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.