Roderick was born in 1968 in Marshall Texas, and has spent time in the United States Navy, working in office administration, While Attending San Diego State University where he degreed in Business Administration.
He has served as a member of The ACLU'S Smart Justice Campaign Advisory Board, The National Alliance of Mental Illness, Peer leadership council, The Coalition to abolish slavery and trafficking, National Survivors Network, The National LGBTQ Criminal Justice Working Group, The Texas association against sexual assault, Incarcerated Advocacy Project and The Male Survivor and Engagement program, Survivor Advocate with the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Founding Member of the Reentry Roundtables in Austin, Marshall and Tyler Texas, Organizer and planner with Students For Sensible Drug Policy for the Southern Region, and March for our Lives, Dallas chapter.
As a prolific Public Speaker, he has taken his experiences and message into all forums in America from Nationally known Universities such as Harvard to Yale, and written various briefs, books and publications on Prison Rape, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and LGBTQ Rights, and has been widely covered in the print media, news how's and Talk shows from Oprah Winfrey to 60 minutes with Dan Rather, Continues to be a Fierce Advocate and Lobbyist frequently on Capitol Hill fighting for Equality and Justice for all.
He has served, and currently serves, on a number of boards and committees with organizations around the country working on behalf of The formerly incarcerated, criminal justice reform LGBTQ rights, the mentally ill, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking, and homeless youth where he was employed as a youth care specialist with life works Austin and has volunteered his time to many causes across the world.
In his spare time he is a voracious reader and researcher when he is not listening to music or enjoying time with his extended family and friends. His passion is Advocacy and working with his joint Trucking Venture with his nephew and spending many days giving interviews with reporters and shows around the world.
Chairman/ Chief Financial Officer
Born during the cold War in Munich Germany. Her Activism began in 1968 with the death of MLK Jr. She fights for Women's Rights, title IX. Her professional life includes biochemistry research, wall street investment banking during the 80s. She has been a Physical therapist from 94 to the present.
Vice Chairman/Chief Strategic Officer
Drew is the executive director of a non-profit called MOVE. MOVE was started in the early 2000's on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio and stands for "Mobilize, Organize, Vote and Empower. When he took over the organization, its budget was less than $100,000 a year and it had two staff members. Drew plans to leave next year when a new boss is hired, and he'll leave behind a $4 million organization with 30 full-time workers, 40 part-timers with offices in San Marcos, Laredo, Dallas, Austin and Houston and a presence on 55 college campuses across the state. After 5 years of transforming MOVE Texas into the powerhouse it is today. Drew Galloway is beginning his transition out of the role of Executive Director .
CEO/Treasurer Of Board
Tristan Seikel is the founding President of the University of North Texas Students for Sensible Drug Policy, co-founder of Decriminalize Nature Dallas, and one of the lead organizers for Decriminalize Denton. Additionally, Tristan received his Master of Science in Applied Anthropology degree in recognition for his thesis research project which explored the lives of people who use psychedelic substances in naturalistic settings. Through these experiences in research, education, and political advocacy, he has gained a very personal stake in fighting against structural oppression.
Cassidy has a passion for advocacy and service to others. After working in rape crisis and living in downtown Dallas, she saw the immense need for solutions: for housing, for underserved populations, and for police reform, among other things. With a focus on trauma-informed care, BIPOC- and LGBTQ-centered care and competency, she hopes to use her privilege as a stepping stone for others and to give others a much-needed seat (and voice) at the table. Living on the road in her RV (and van next) with her husband has shown her the beauty and efficiency of tiny house living, and she hopes to share that with others as a viable solution to the current housing crisis. Cassidy is currently focusing on holistic work through yoga (as she works on her 500-hour YTT), trauma-informed birth work (as a doula), and 12-step recovery. Cassidy is working on her first memoir.
Courtroom Accountability Project Coordinator,
Empowered Non-Custodial Parents Advocate,
Very Active member of ACLU, NAACP and LULAC.
Cindy Mobley is currently fighting for courtroom transparency, one that allows the public to monitor
court cases, to ensure fairness and justice.
A native Houstonian, Ash Hall (they/them) became involved in social justice advocacy in Texas a decade ago, after discovering their own queer identitiy and finding community with others facing oppression. They went on to graduate with a BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Ash’s previous work includes Representative Celia Israel’s campaign, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Equality Texas, and Representative Victoria Neave’s legislative team. Today they serve as the Digital Coordinator for the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Democratic Precinct Chair for Precinct 242, and as the Chair of the Travis County Democratic Party's Legislative Task Force. Ash is committed to reaching justice for all marginalized communities and changing cultural norms in favor of compassion and equity.
Kids of Color Count in Court founder.
Nick has always had a passion to help children born into or currently enduring poverty. He has waged a
War on Poverty. He is currently researching ways we can help ease the shame, humiliation, and detrimental effects of children in poverty, children who are over/underweight, children who are LGBTQ,
and children who are bullied and excluded by their peers simply because of appearances or
circumstances beyond their control.
Marsha Jones, a Texas native is Co-founder and Executive Director of The Afiya Center. She holds Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a graduate of the Black AIDS Institute's African American HIV University (Science and Community Mobilizing Fellowship Program) and Tyndale Theology School. Marsha has served on various boards and capacities as an act of service to and honor of Black women. A national grassroots organizer, community mobilizer, professional speaker, and health educator with a commitment to transforming women and girls’ lives. She’s pledged to the development of leadership and engagement of activism among women by challenging harmful systemic and political constructs to advance the economic, health, and safety of women and girls.
Stephen Martin is a member of the Texas State Guard, a
Branch of the Texas Military Department, working as a Civil Affairs Specialist with a focus in Emergency Management. He often works with federal and local governments when in a state of emergency.
Stephen has also worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Correctional Officer where he
was trained and utilize verbal de-escalation and when necessary physical de-escalation. Stephen started
his Career in the private security industry with Eagle Systems working at a Hospital in the Behavioral
Health Ward, working his way up in the private security industry to a senior level of management before
partnering with Nathan McClure in starting Fidelity Security Operations (FSO) which now has operations
in Florida and Texas. Stephen has also worked several PPO (Personnel Protection Officer) contracts
requiring route planning, surveillance, and mitigation of risk. Stephen currently serves as Chief of Operations for FSO Texas.
Current licenses and training:
Texas Private investigator
Texas PPO (EP) Level IV
Texas Armed Level III
Texas Unarmed Level II
Florida Armed G License
Florida Unarmed D License
Extensively Certified in FEMA Disaster Response Management
Extensively Certified in American Red Cross Disaster Response Management
Emergency Tracking Network (ETN) Certified
Texas Operations Technology in Support of Local Jurisdictions
Texas State Office of Risk Management (SORM) Precision Driver’s Training
Emma Atkinson is an engineer, musician, and artist based out of Detroit. She are a member of Eastside Mutual Aid and is committed to serving other liberation-minded movements, including food security and animal welfare.
In 2012 Antonio Reza was convicted of a violent felony. He was convicted of one count second-degree armed robbery and received a strike. Upon release Antonio was determined NOT to become a statistic and enrolled at Ohlone College. While there he earned most of the awards offered by that campus, graduated with 3 Associate Degrees, and maintained a 4.0 GPA. He transferred to the University of San Francisco where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, minoring in Legal Studies and Sociology. Upon graduation he earned EVERY award offered by his department including valedictorian. Currently, Antonio is attending Santa Clara University School of Law. He is a clinical law student for the Northern California Innocence Project. He is the first student president of the National Justice Impacted Bar Association, an executive board member of the Northern California Student Representative of the California System Involved Bar Association, the External VP of the La Raza Law Student Association at SCU Law, the VP of External Affairs for the Student Bar Association at SCU Law, and a TEDx Talk speaker. Recently, he also become a bestselling author on Amazon.
Roderick McNeely is a minister, Criminal Justice Advocate, Member of the State Wide Leadership Council under the TCJC organization, President of the BBAM Foundation which is a nonprofit that works with men coming out of prison.
My name is Nancy Hetzel. I’m originally from Minnesota and now live in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with my husband and daughter. We love football, but not the same teams (SKOL Vikings). I have worked in a variety of jobs over the past 25 years, from computer programming to Special Education, but my passion has always been political organizing. I’m a progressive thinker that believes in real justice for all.