Our Advisors & Legendary Supporters.
Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, mayoral appointee of the San Francisco Transgender Civil Rights Implementation Task Force; UCSF Chancellor’s GBLT Advisory Committee; former board president of Fresh Meat Productions, a leading transgender and queer performing arts nonprofit.
Larry Colton, Former Board Chair of Insight Prison Project; founding board member of National AIDS Memorial Grove; served on the boards of Larkin Street Youth Center, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Working Solutions, Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Family & Children’s Service Honorary Board, Horizon Foundation, and Presidio Bank, Recology, and the Palm Springs LGBTQ Center.
Jen Slumac, Educator and Counselor; Adult Life Skills Instructor; Certified In-Prison Restorative Facilitator; published LGBTQ author; performer gracing nationwide stages and networks such as NBC, MTV, and Comedy Central.
Carleen Mandolfo, PhD, Associate Vice President of San Francisco State University; Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity of Colby College; Professor of Religious Studies experienced in curricular development, creative professional and leadership development, Diversity work, Conflict resolution, and Public Speaking; certified trainer in prison transformative restorative justice curriculum.
Deb Stallings, Former Vice President of Horizons Foundation, the world’s oldest and largest community foundation serving the LGBTQ+ community, where her visionary work resulted in the foundation’s Now and Forever Campaign, which raised more than $100 million in legacy commitments for the LGBTQ community; led efforts to raise more than $36 million to restore the Napa Valley Opera House and Lincoln Theater; Board member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus; President of the Board of Opera Parallele, trusted advisor to Bay Area philanthropists; CEO of Full Circle Coaching and Consulting, providing fundraising and organizational development expertise to social profit organizations and foundations that promote education, research, elder care, and cultural inclusion.
Olga Talamante, former political prisoner held and tortured in Argentina while working internationally in poverty relief; the first executive director of the Chicana Latina Foundation; Board Chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Board member of El Concilio and the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women; awarded the “Most Influential Latino in the San Francisco Bay Area,” from the SF Business Times and SF Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, “Heroes and Heroines of the Latino Community,” from KQED-TV, "Diversity Award" from Hispanic Magazine, the "San Francisco Bay Girl Scout Council DAISY Award" and the “Women Making History Award” from the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.
Tracy Nguyen, Advisory Council of Lavendar Phoenix; long-time volunteer of Asian Prisoner Support Committee's ROOTS Program at San Quentin State Prison.
Roy Baladi, Founder of Jobs for Humanity, a global movement of job creation for underrepresented communities: refugees, returning citizens, the neurodivergent, the visually impaired, single parents, baby boomers, and ethnic minorities; Co-founder and President Jobs for Lebanon.
Candace Huey, holds degrees in Art History from The Courtauld in London and U.C. Berkeley and has presented her academic research at renowned conferences internaitionally; teaches art history at a private university; sits on the boards of SECA SFMoMA, de Young Museum College Programs Advisory, and ArtTable; active member of Artadia San Francisco Council, Headlands Center for the Arts and SFADA (San Francisco Art Dealers Association); has conceptualized exhibitions for Consulado General de México and España, Consulat Général de France and Chinese Culture Center San Francisco; consults on collection portfolio and development for private clients in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Chicago, London and Paris.
Akaya Winwood, former President of Rockwood Leadership Institute, faculty for the Just Economy Institute; Lead Advisor for Third Act; founder of the New Universal Wisdom and Leadership Institute, which centers human wisdom in the wisdom of brown womxn, directs the Growing Roots Fund, which supports young womxn’s finance and philanthropic learning and leadership based in generosity and interconnectedness; recipient of the 2020 Vision Award from Middlebury College; one of Conscious Company’s 30 World Changing Women of 2018; featured speaker at the Stanford Social Innovation Institute, the Aspen Institute, and the New Zealand Philanthropy Summit conferences, Netroots, and ; served on Board of Directors for the Alameda County Human Rights Commission and the National Center for Lesbian RIghts; co-author of Leading with Joy: Practices for Uncertain Times.
Jim Maloney, Community Volunteer/Coach 1000 Mile Club of San Quentin State Prison; Restorative Justice Facilitator with Insight Prison Project; Co-Founder/Co-President of the the Tampa Bay FrontRunners LGBT Running Club; Ambassador to UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Program (EAP); ten-year Member of the Board Of Directors for the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club; served as a Board Director for The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, LGBT Port Executives Affinity Group, San Francisco Track and Field Club, Peninsula Freight Rail Users Group (PFRUG), the Propeller Club of Northern California, Committee Member of the Transportation & Land Use Committee Bay Area Council.
Nanci Clarence, former President of the Bar Association of San Francisco; serves on Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Judicial Advisory Committee for the Northern District of California, selected to represent the Ninth Circuit as a voting member of the Practitioners Advisory Group (PAG) of the United States Sentencing Commission, nationally recognized pioneer in justice reform, as well as the advancement of LGBTQ rights.
Sara Cinnamon, Innovator, Product Designer, Entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of Abiogenix; named one of Story Exchange's "Young Women to Watch" in Business, and again by the United Nations Foundation for Women in Global Entrepreneurship; holds degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley.
Hillary Blout, Founder and Executive Director of For The People, former prosecutor for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office; advocate for victims of crime with a long-term focus on crimes against women and children; former leader of the statewide implementation of Proposition 47 and other criminal justice reform efforts on behalf of Californians for Safety and Justice; drafted and secured the passage of AB 1115 and AB 2942 as a a legislative consultant; frequent trainer and panelist for law enforcement, attorneys, judges, elected officials and community groups on Second Chances, Prosecutor Reform, Immigration/Crimmigration reform and strategies for reducing recidivism.
Nick Krieger, Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFA, speacilizing in the support of queer and trans folks; author of the highly acclaimed memoir, Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender, recipient of a Stonewall Honor Book Award and an Independent Literary Award in the GLBTQ category.
Mark Prior, co-founded a software development company at 19-years-old; former COO of Entertainment Partners in Los Angeles, the world's largest provider of entertainment production management services and software; served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards; volunteer instructor in the California State prison system; published novelist and Executive Producer on a number of film and television projects; former Trustee of the Palm Springs Art Museum and served as its interim CEO through June 2019.
Additionally, every former member of ACT who has been paroled will continue to be involved with in the outside leadership and development of the ALIGHT program, including funded salaried positions.