Community Advisory Board

Because all successful social justice movements have been led by those most impacted, we continually seek leadership opportunities for those with justice-involved experiences. 


Our Community Advisory Board maximizes the impact of our work at IJRD by ensuring we are relevant, accessible, and equitable. All board members have lived experience of the criminal justice system and work with us to:

  • Review data collection strategies and materials

  • Enhance intervention content and implementation strategies

  • Generate strategies to foster connection with justice-involved individuals

  • Identify policy gaps and guide research priority setting

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oceo harris

Oceo Harris is the Founder and President of the O.C.E.O Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals as they leave prison and return home.

patricia mccray

Patricia B. McCray is the Founder and CEO of Butterfly Life Journeys, a faith-based non-profit organization that provides coaching, training and mentoring to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.

michale mckeough

Michael McKeogh is the Senior Outreach Coordinator for Oxford Houses of Florida, a residential program that serves individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

james ollins

James Ollins serves as a passionate advocate for reducing poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity among residents of Tallahassee's most vulnerable neighborhoods.

david poertero

David Portero is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who supports the behavioral health needs of our nation's veterans.

billie taylor

Billie M. Taylor is passionate about helping incarcerated individuals and those releasing from prison and jail back into their communities.

dale white

Dale White is the Founder, President & CEO of Reentry Solutions Network, a National 2020 NPO start-up focused on developing and building a national network of reentry best practice providers, resources, and mentors.