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Our Team

Aqeela Sherrills

Aqeela Sherrills

Aqeela Sherrills is a spirit-centered organizer and activist who has worked for three decades to promote community ownership of public safety and facilitate healing from violence in marginalized communities.

Elizabeth “E” Ruebman

Elizabeth “E” Ruebman

Elizabeth “E” Ruebman is a pioneering policy expert and advocate on victim services, violence reduction, and public safety.

Kyra Dunson

Kyra Dunson

Kyra Dunson possesses extensive experience in business management and operations.

Latrina Kelly-James

Latrina Kelly-James

Latrina Kelly-James has 20 years of experience building and advocating for marginalized communities.

Zakiya Kyle

Zakiya Kyle

Zakiya Kyle, a warrior for social/ economic justice, has a lifelong commitment and a 20 year track record in the nonprofit sector.

Haleemah Henderson

Haleemah Henderson

Haleemah’s focus is on community violence interventions and community economic development to advance racial & economic justice.

Jen Gannett

Jennifer Gannett

Jen Gannett has a passion for identifying and strengthening systems, policies, supports and funding opportunities.

Shaun D. Emerson

Shaun D. Emerson

Shaun D. Emerson is an urban affairs and management specialist who has worked for three decades to promote human development and community well-being.

Alisa Blair

Alisa Blair

Alisa Blair brings 20 years of experience as a practitioner in the criminal legal system with an emphasis on youth justice.

Kris Arroyo

Kris Arroyo

Kris Arroyo's commitment to preventing gun violence is at the center of her career from the school level to the national level.

Joe Paul Jr.

Joe Paul

A workforce, reentry, and community development professional working 30+ years with ex-offenders, high risk adults, and community and faith-based organizations.

Gregory Thomas

Gregory Thomas

Believes passionately in the importance of empowering economically challenged communities and youth in ways that strengthen their resolve to become active, effective change agents for their community.

Heidi Johnson

Heidi D. Johnson

Heidi Johnson bridges the gap between unused resources and those in need, while sharing her life experiences in an effort to heal, and restore balance.

Reberta Charles

Reberta Charles

Reberta Charles has a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for Black and brown communities.

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Alia Berry

Alia Berry has built innovative, evidence-based programming, designed systems for sustainability and trained service providers.

David Guizar

David Guizar

David Guizar brings a rich history of working with community intervention and public safety initiatives.

lisa long

Lisa Long

Lisa Long also works as an Investigative Assistant in the homicide unit at the Fayetteville Police Department.

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Denissa Roddy

Denissa Roddy is a nonprofit professional, community advocate, educator, and management professional.

Larita Barnes

Larita Barnes is a licensed and ordained pastor with over 25 years’ experience in consultancy and advocacy.

Pamela Driskel

Pamela Driskel's journey is an inspiration to others.

Osa Tyehimba

Osa Tyehimba has honed his leadership, change management, and professional learning skills.

Desmond Lewis

Desmond Lewis is motivated to create future leaders and equity in communities.

Regina Fitch

Regina Fitch also has consulting practice focused on assisting clients in creating balance and emotional wellness.

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