Dedicated professionals with a proven record of success.

 
 
 

Executive Team

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Board Members

Adam Kruggel

Director of Strategic Initiatives at People's Action

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-kruggel-80713286/


Jen Loy

Assistant Director, Local Government and Community Relations

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenloy/


Eli Moore

Program Manager, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Founding Member of Safe Return

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-moore-4641403/


Dulce Galicia

Community Organizer, Innovate Public Schools

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dulce-galicia-207a5454/


Dewanda Joseph

Founder, Ya-Neema Healing Circles

https://www.facebook.com/Ya-NEEMA-Healing-Circle-Supportive-Services-200347617035703/


Dameion King

Reentry Coach, Reentry Success Center

http://reentrysuccess.org/team/dameion-king/


Pastor Quintisha Davis-Wyles

Pastor, United Methodist Church in Oakland, CA


Rev. Eugene Jackson

Pastor, The Church of God & Holy in Antioch, CA

http://www.churchofgodholy.org/index.html


Rev. Kamal Hassan

Designated Pastor, Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond, CA

https://reverendkamalhassan.wordpress.com/about/



Zaira Sierra

Richmond Resident

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zaira-sierra-632a43129

 

Tamisha Walker

Executive Director

Tamisha Walker is a founding member and Executive Director of Safe Return, a campaign to secure the freedom and liberation of formerly incarcerated individuals.  She has been a Richmond based community organizer and known advocate on issues related to mass incarceration and racial disparity in the criminal justice system since her release from incarceration in 2009. Tamisha organizes and coordinates Safe Return and its projects at the local, State, and National level. She is formerly incarcerated and shares a powerful personal story about the journey to healing and successful re-entry. Tamisha has six years of community organizing experience in a city impacted by trauma and economic inequality, including her own personal experience with trauma and poverty growing up in Richmond California. Her educational experience includes professional training in research and advocacy for the formerly incarcerated and their families, violence prevention strategies, and conflict mediation to reduce urban gun violence.
 

Contact: 

(925) 335-6738

tamisha@safereturnproject.org

 

Shani Miranda

Administrative Coordinator

Shani Miranda is the administrative coordinator for the Safe Return Project. She is a Bay Area native that is dedicated to healing her community. She has been advocating for her community since 2015, focusing more on the formally incarcerated since 2017. Shani joined Safe Return because she wanted to be a part of liberating people of color, breaking the cycle of mass incarceration, and building a healthy community. 

contact:

(925)237-1303

smiranda@safereturnprj.org

 
 

Le'Damien Flowers

Lead Organizer, Greater West County, Contra Costa County

Ledamien Flowers is the Lead Organizer of greater West County in Contra Costa County for The Safe Return Project. He is a Richmond, California native, formerly incarcerated, and was recruited by Executive Director Tamisha Walker in 2016. Organizing was a crucial part to his re-entry and created a space for him to build power within my community, and advocate for system changes to create better equity for people directly impacted by the criminal justice system.  Le'Damien wanted to be apart of changing the narrative his my community and eliminating property and mass Incarceration.

contact:

(925)-237-1856

lflowers@safereturnprj.org

 
 

Chala Bonner

Civic Engagement Organizer

Chala Bonner is a civic engagement organizer at Safe Return Project. She has a passion for helping others in her community. She is passionate about leveling the playing field for formerly incarcerated people of color. Her goal is to build equity in the community by overcoming obstacles, challenges, and bring healing to those who have had traumatic/stressful experiences. Her motto is “Don’t let your past dictate your future.”  

contact:

510-497-1538

cbonner@safereturnprj.org

 
 

Jonathan Bean

Lead East County Organizer

Jonathan Bean is the Lead Organizer of East County for The Safe Return Project. He is no stranger to experiencing both sides of the criminal justice system. Jonathan has always had a passion for organizing folks in the community of color and done so for over a decade. He has a commitment to seeing the end of mass incarceration and creating a space where the formerly incarcerated can build power.

CONTACT:

(925) 499-3410

jonathan@safereturnprj.org