Our Team

90% of our staff are people of color who have been directly affected by the justice system and are passionately committed to criminal justice reform. This experience uniquely positions the team at Exodus to empower individuals through our programs, advocate for systemic change and educate the public at large.

 
 
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Julio Medina, Founder & CEO

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kathleen bernier, VP of POLICY & COMMUNICATIONS

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nora reIssig, VP of Development & programs

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diana ortiz, VP of Wellness & Contracts

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kandra clark, AVP of Development & Strategy

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rudy holder, Dir of Harlem Re-Entry

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vincent thomas, Program Director of Bridges to Employment

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jennifer kaake, Program Director of Common Unity

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ugo machuca, Dir of Youth and Family Development

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matteo capaccio, Director of Wellness

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carlos valencia, Program Director of Poughkeepsie Office

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tomasina salcedo, Dir of Administration & Notary Public

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Board of Directors

Exodus’s Board members share a deep commitment to improving opportunities for returning citizens. Along with fulfilling the standard duties of board members, many are Exodus mentors and share their experience and expertise by participating on panels and presenting at Exodus locations. All have had successful careers in business, law or education and are able to impart valuable, directed advice and support.

 

MICHAEL LUCIANO, INTERIM CHAIRMAN

R. WAYNE ATWELL

KATHLEEN BERNIER

MICHELE DAVILA

JOHN GILBERT

DAVID HOBERT

RUEDI LAAGER

YUMARI MARTINEZ

ASHLEY MORRISEY

KATINA ROJAS JOY

ASHISH PRASHAR

JOSEPH R. TURNER