Angelyn Frazer-Giles


Director of Governance Networks & Innovation

Angelyn has over 25 years’ experience in movement and coalition building; human rights policy; racial and criminal justice advocacy; and project management & program development. At BoardSource she focuses on creating and renewing BoardSource tools and programs to strengthen board leaderships. In addition, she helps identify and create relationships with networks and audiences around the country, to amplify BoardSource’s messaging and governance philosophy.

Previously, she was the Director of State Legislative Affairs at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and most recently she was the Executive Director at the National Network for Justice (NNJ) whose members focus on reducing jails, prisons, and detention populations.

Angelyn is a trained End-of-Life Doula and is a Board Trustee of the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA). She is also the Founder and CEO of Heirloom Estate and Legacy Preservation LLC, a firm that provides consultation, webinars and tools designed to educate individuals about the elements of end-of-life planning.

Angelyn received her A.A.S degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology; her B.A. from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington; studied Spanish at the Universidad De Guadalajara in Jalisco, México and received her Paralegal and Estate Planning certificates from The Center for Legal Studies. Angelyn has traveled extensively including Honduras–the homeland of her parents. She is also a licensed instructor of Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Sentao™ and Aqua Zumba®. She lives in Delaware with her husband.