Belinda Daughtry Founder of Faith Anjel’ LLC a Fashion and Manufacturing Company. Belinda has built long lasting relationships and a solid reputation in the entertainment, political, and business industries. Also an active board member of the (BOC) Boxers Organizing Committee. This diverse background includes Public/Motivational Speaker, Panelist, Lobbyist and Minister.
Hillary For American Campaign Fundraiser: Formerly a campaign fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Successfully raised thousands for Hillary Clinton New York campaign in association with celebrity Star Jones and BET CEO Debra Lee and Leah Daughtry CEO of DNC Convention 2016.
Prison Reform Lobbyist: Board Member of: Women Who Never Give Up Successfully lobbied U.S. Senate and Congress on Capitol Hill for legislation in prison reform on Mandatory Sentencing 2009 and 2008. President Obama signed new legislation 2010. Work with families of the incarcerated both present and former with resources to state agencies, legislatures, education and training.
Former President of MPM Media Group a Division of MarketPlace Music. Belinda presently represents Boxing Hall of Fame and former World Light Heavyweight Champion, the late Jose Torres. New York Times bestselling author of “Sting like a Bee”, the Muhammad Ali story and “Fire and Fear” Mike Tyson’s story. Jose Torres has written his own autobiography “The Will to Win” with anticipation of the film "Champion" to follow. Presidential Inauguration; Congressional Youth Leadership Conference 2009 Worked Special Operations for Inaugural Scholars, Keynote speakers were: General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State. Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Prize Winner. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Human Rights Activist. Chair of Hudson County Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns 2007 to 2009 The Vicinage Advisory Committee limits its scope to issues over which the Supreme Court and/or the Assignment Judge has administrative control. Its inquiry and implementation efforts are targeted towards the historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic minority groups - African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Latinos and Native Americans.
Presiding Chair over four Sub-Comittees
Sub-Committee on Criminal Justice Sub-Committee on Juvenile Justice Sub-Committee on Minority Access to the Courts Sub-Committee on Minority Participation Recognized and honored for her outstanding civic contributions to 9/11 by the states of New Jersey and New York with Proclamations from Governor Jim McGreevy and Mayor Bloomberg in 2004. Mentored by Rev Dr. Herbert Daughtry, Dr. Karen Daughtry and Leah Daughtry CEO of the Democratic National Convention. and by Rev.Willie Barrow she was co-founder of Operation Push.
Shana E. Herman is a Social Worker, Teacher, and Coach whose unwavering sense of ambition and compassion have earned her the reputation as a community leader and advocate of change across Queens, New York. Throughout the past decade, she has cultivated extensive experience within the Drug Counseling and Prevention space.
Currently, Shana serves as the President and Founder of D.E.A.P.E., an emerging drug education nonprofit organization that is on a mission to put an end to unjust mass incarceration and the staggering opiate epidemic. With dedicated drug education counselors and social workers, her initiative strives to improve the DARE program and replace harsh law enforcement. To Shana, education is the answer, not punishment. Growing up in the midst of drug addiction and later becoming incarcerated herself, she possesses the first-hand experience necessary to eradicate this ever-pervasive drug war once and for all.
Shana E. Herman holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
In 2003, Rose Valdes held the title of "Citizen-at-Large in a Summit hosted by Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ, titled "NJ Community & Corrections Working Summit: Impacting Communities of Color". The topic of Mass Incarceration/Recidivism and its impact on society was being sponsored by The Hispanic Directors Association of NJ, NJ Black Issues Convention, NJ Department of Corrections, and the NJ State Parole Board. A theme that continued to surface in my mind during the summit is the realization that women simply are not recognized as having uniquely different needs from men. It also became very clear that poverty and substance abuse are two huge contributors to the difficulties many women experience in their pursuit of stability and success. This experience served as a launching pad for my current work.
In 2012, I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Kaplan University in Legal Studies. Immediately following I started to work on my Master's in Public Administration/Public Policy and graduated from Walden University in 2014. I am currently working on my Doctor of Philosophy/Public Policy Administration/Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
In January 2017, I started to write my dissertation on the topic of the importance of trust between youth and law enforcement, especially in communities needing the most police protection for young adults. I also work for a non-profit organization, the Paterson Great Falls Youth Build, where I hold the title of case manager and youth advocate helping Paterson, New Jersey's youth reach their goals academically, spiritually, and financially in their pursuit of becoming positive social change advocates.
Prior to this I dedicated myself to my two daughters and worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years helping patients deal with the fear and anxiety associated with health issues. During this time I also served as counselor and advisor to teenage girls in a private high school in Washington Heights, New York. After over 35 years in New York City
Karen Garrison is the proud mother of Lawrence and Lamont Garrison who were incarcerated under the Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines. For the past 18.5 years she has attended and participated in events to get the word out about the War on drugs. She now co-hosts the MommieActivist And Sons Radio Show - to make a difference in a responsible way by updating and assisting prisoners and their families.
Karen has spoken about her story at universities, churches and rallies across the country. She has lobbied elected officials to reform mandatory minimum laws and the sentencing guidelines. Karen Garrisons’ story has been featured in national and international news, including the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, American Afro, Final Call, CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, WUSATV, WJLATV, The Source Magazine, Ebony magazine as well as on many websites and blogs.
Karen Garrison continues to support a variety other criminal justice, civil, human rights issues, juvenile justice and international affairs.
Andrea James is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Founder of Families for Justice as Healing, author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, and recipient of the RFK Human Rights award.
Andrea worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years, including as a trial and criminal defense attorney. In 2009 she was sentenced to serve a 24-month federal prison sentence. After a lifetime of work seeking justice on behalf of disenfranchised people, she was stunned at what she encountered upon entering the federal prison system as an incarcerated person. Andrea uses her experience to raise awareness of the affect of incarceration of women on themselves, their children and communities, and to contribute to the shift from a criminal legal system to a system focused on human justice.
Luis Francisco Del Orbe Currently Executive Director and Founder of the charitable organization D’Orb, Inc. (Geared towards Youth Development)
Currently employed per diem at Unique Home Care & Companionship,
Providing Individual Support Services to special needs children.
Past employment, FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development, Inc. as Program Director to the agency’s Family Success Center
Serves as Chief Financial Officer for the Non-profit organization Women Who Never Give-Up, Inc.
Serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends Organization of the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center (NJHRIC)
Mentors at risk youth and formerly incarcerated adults.
Graduate of the 2012 class of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program (Training for government, private, and nonprofit management).
Served 3 years 8 months in the NJ Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer in the 104th Engineer Battalion Completed Non-Commission Officer’s training school at the Army National Guard Training Center, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
Served as an armed auxiliary police officer for the City of Passaic, NJ.