Estelle S. Kohn
May 2, 1953 - April 10, 2013
Estelle Kohn was dedicated to and passionate about educating
the public on whistleblower protection issues. She served as the Deputy
Director of the National Whistleblower Center and the National Whistleblower
Legal Defense and Education Fund for the last ten years. In this role she built a world-renowned
public education program that includes a highly respected public interest student intern program that
brings over 60 students each year to Washington, D.C., to work with experienced
licensed attorneys in the field of whistleblower law and advocacy.
Ms. Kohn was also instrumental in the development and
coordination of the NWC's educational seminars that have been held throughout
the United States. In addition, she established a program with the U.S. State Department
in which international delegations visit the NWC to learn about U.S.
whistleblower protection laws as they try to develop whistleblower protections
in their own countries. Ms. Kohn also ran the NWC Speaker's Bureau, which sent
speakers around the world to educate the public on whistleblower protection
Ms. Kohn also oversaw the NWLDEF's Attorney Referral
Service. In this role she worked directly with thousands of whistleblowers to
help find experienced whistleblower attorneys to represent them.
Estelle Kohn was also a loving daughter,
devoted sister and dedicated friend. She
will be missed greatly by all who were fortunate enough to have known and
worked with her.
so true, unselfish and kind.
in this world are equal to find;
beautiful life that came to an end.
died, as she lived
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Whistleblower Center. You can make a tribute donation in honor of Estelle if you use this link. You may also mail donations to:
National Whistleblower Center
P.O. Box 25074
Washington, DC 20027