Kiana Henley is the HBCU Criminal Justice Research Hub Project Manager and also supports various writing and editing projects for the Center for Justice Research. Her background is in nonprofit consulting and academic editing in a wide range of fields, with a specific focus on the social sciences.
Tammie Lang Campbell is a nationally recognized civil rights leader, author, and founder of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, an award-winning 501(c) 3 non-profit that works from the schoolhouse to the courthouse to offer programming, resources, and support aligned with its causes—civil rights and environmental stewardship.
Gary Owens works with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. He manages facility operations.
LaTosha Selexman has worked in public health for more than 10 years providing services and supports for underserved populations in the Greater Houston community. She currently serves as the Bureau Chief for the City of Houston Health Department’s Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, the Community Reentry Network Program and the My Brother’s Keeper ReDirect Diversion Program.
Damion JaDonne Walker, the founder of Kognitive Enterprises Inc., and Cognitive Justice Intl.(501c3) has received Congressional Recognition by US Representative Al Green, as a "CraigWashington Scholar”, because of his commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others. However, in 1993 at 16, Damion was arrested, certified as an adult for several aggravated offenses and after 17 years of incarceration he was released at the age of 33.
Juan J. Barthelemy is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2005, a MSW from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999, a Master of Arts in Education in the area of Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995, and a B.A. in Psychology from Southern University at New Orleans in 1993.
Nicola Davis Bivens is a Professor of Criminology at Johnson C. Smith University where she also serves as the Program Coordinator and is the 2023 recipient of the school’s Par-Excellence Teaching Award, 2022 Sit Lux Faculty Award, and the 2012 of the CATO Par-Excellence Teaching Award. She is also a Research Fellow at the Homeland Security and Workforce Development Institute at North Carolina Central University.
David A. Rembert is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice Studies in the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology at Prairie View A&M University. His current research, teaching, and consulting interests focus on violence, child maltreatment fatalities, corrections, and juvenile delinquency, especially as they relate to social justice.
Johnny Rice II, Dr.PH., MSCJ serves as Department Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Coppin State University in Baltimore, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). He is also a Research Fellow in the Bishop L. Robinson Sr. Justice Institute where he is leading a student research team exploring the factors that influence young black men to possess firearms.
Dr. Carla D. Brailey exudes an extraordinary presence, radiating brilliance, influence, and unwavering passion across every aspect of her life. As a distinguished Professor of Sociology and inaugural Senior Fellow of the esteemed Barbara Jordan Institute of Policy Analysis at Texas Southern University, she has cemented her status as an unparalleled thought leader and trailblazer.