Careem Conley

Careem Conley

National Director

Careem has over 20 years of experience in community development. He’s worked primarily with mission-driven organizations including government agencies, non-profit groups, and social enterprises in the education, health, economic, housing, and justice arenas with consistent focus on addressing the root causes to the barriers to staff-empowerment, economic development and neighborhood stabilization. Careem brings a rare blend of expertise in city systems, community-based services, and entrepreneurship. He’s based in San Francisco bay area.

Anna Pons

Anna Pons

Co-Founder, Program Director

Anna received a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College and a MA in philosophy from San Francisco State University. Anna previously taught critical thinking at SF State and worked for Rubicon Programs, providing employment services to residents of Alameda County. She began volunteering at San Quentin as a direct response to her father’s own incarceration and has since committed herself to working with impacted individuals both inside prisons and in society. Anna grew up in the Bay Area and currently lives in Richmond, CA.

Desiree O'Niell

Desiree O'Niell

President - Advisory Board

Desirée is an executive-level management consultant, serving the financial services industry for over 25 years, specializing in the development and implementation of enterprise risk management and governance frameworks. She helps companies align mission and strategy with operating models and controls, troubleshoots operational issues and leads cross-functional change management initiatives. Desirée is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Caramad Conley

Caramad Conley

Vice President - Advisory Board

EXONEREE, PUBLIC SPEAKER, SOCIAL JUSTICE & CJ REFORM ADVOCATE.

Caramad is a California State Department of Corrections Exoneree. In December of 2010, after spending two decades in nine maximum-security prisons , a Superior Court Judge in San Francisco Ca. exonerated and overturned Conley’s conviction. Mr. Conley was released in January of 2011.

Since being released he has become a strong advocate for prison reform by engaging  students of law, criminal justice professionals , and non-profit organizations.

He founded Lifted Clouds media LLC

Emile DeWeaver

Emile DeWeaver

Board Member

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