Lisa Mullins is a retired educator, IT administrator and former owner of a behavioral health counseling agency for children and adolescents. In her community, Lisa is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Stone Mountain Lithonia Chapter; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and serves on the Board of Directors for her Homeowner’s Association and Advisory Board for Palmetto Dunes Cares, a philanthropic foundation supporting causes for children and the environment.
Barrick Stees is the Secretary of Nurturing Justice. He is a member of the Federated Church in Chagrin Falls, OH. He is a leader of the church’s Social Justice Advocacy Ministry. Certified as a trained facilitator in the UCC’s Sacred Conversations to End Racism, he facilitates engaging and challenging discussions on Restorative Racial Justice with many groups. He has developed and leads the curriculum, Centering God, Decentering Whiteness. This curriculum is designed to help people of European descent decenter themselves and dismantle whiteness in themselves, their churches and in society, putting God at the center of all their efforts. He is the Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Cleveland Orchestra and Instructor of Bassoon at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Kent/Blossom Music.
Rev. Pat Dolin is a retired hospice chaplain and semi-retired counselor. Her fervor for racial justice goes back to childhood and her desire is to help educate and fight for justice is her primary job at this time. She is also on the steering committee of Accompaniment and Sanctuary Coalition in Colorado Springs (ASC COS) working to provide for undocumented immigrants.
Gary Percesepe is Pastor of the Congregational Church in the Highlands, in White Plains, NY, and teaches in the Philosophy Department of Fordham University in the Bronx. He is the author of eleven books, most recently, Moratorium: Collected Stories
Dr. Kris Watson
Lead Facilitator and Founder Rev. Kris Watson is a seasoned facilitator, mediator, mediation trainer, and attorney at law with deep roots in the study and practice of justice.
Dr. Ruby Wilson
Dr. Ruby Wilson is the Senior Pastor at Safe Haven UCC, a church she founded in 1995. She is the CEO and founder of Jasd’Jor: Emerging Philanthropists, an organization that trains youth in the business of philanthropy and that provides respite grants to families who have children with special needs. As a budding facilitator in conversations to end racism, Dr. Ruby focuses on decolonizing the minds of African descendent people of American slavery, and building bridges to spiritual flourishing through the spiritual disciplines.
Anthony Ricco, Esq.
A native of Harlem, NY, Anthony Ricco is one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the nation. A fierce advocate for justice and avidly opposed to the death penalty, over the past 19 years, Anthony L. Ricco has served as learned counsel on approximately 45 federal death penalty cases across the country. The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Mr. Ricco is nationally known for his brilliance and dedication to the law. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York., The Supreme Court of the United States and Second and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also serves the indigent accused of crimes through his participation in both Federal and State Attorney including the C.J.A. Panels and Capital Panels for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the New York State Homicide, Felony and Appellate Panels.
Rev Laura McLeod