Meet The Team

"Supporting College After Incarceration"

Program Staff

Stanley Andrisse, MBA, PhD, Executive Director
Dr. Stanley Andrisse is a formerly incarcerated person who is now an endocrinologist scientist at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Amongst many other things, he is also a Board member for the Advocates for Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP). 
Jerry Moore, III, P2P Mentor & Co-Founder
Jerry Moore is a formerly incarcerated individual who spent nine years in prison for armed criminal action and armed rob-bery. Moore is currently a hip-hop music artist and producer in St. Louis, Missouri and is enrolling in Nelly's Ex'treme Insti-tute (EI) musical producing program. Moore and Andrisse met in 2008 while incarcerated together. They promised each other to make a change once they re-turned. This promise is the inspiration behind From Prison Cells to PhD, Inc. Moore grew up in the infamously impoverished Walnut Park area in North St. Louis City. A lot of his troubles began due to the conditions he had been faced with growing up. Upon his release, he has been committed to his conscious change to making better decisions and is now helping others in his community. Education has been a large part of his transformation change.
Cortney Harley, MBA, P2P Treasurer
Cortney is a FinancialAnalyst for Ralston Purina. He is a proven business & finance professional, who strives to contribute to the short and long-term goals ofthe organization. He has direct experience with financial analysis, forecasting, budget development, and pricing.
Rahmari Jackson, P2P Mentor
Rahmari Jackson is a formerly incarcerated individual who spent nearly 13 years in prison on three prison stints related to drug sales from the time he was 17 years old to his early 30s. Most of his 20s was spent in prison. He was released twice before his most previous release. He was re-incarcerated within less than 6 months those first two releases. Jackson and Andrisse met while incarcerated. They spent many hours discussing how they would change upon release. Jackson was intrigued with Andrisse's work ethic even while incarcerated. They promised each other to stay connected when they returned.  Jackson is now a licensed welder having completed his welding degree from Vatterott College. Andrisse assisted Jackson in the application and loan process for the Vatterott program. Higher education has changed Jackson's perspective on life. He has been free since 2011. This is his longest period of non-incarceration in his adult life. He now has a productive career and is devoted to helping others successful return from prison.
Stephanie Andrisse, MSE, P2P Secretary & Curriculum Specialist
Stephanie Andrisse is an elementary school educator with a Masters in Special Education and Educational Cultural Competence. She has 5+ years’ experience of teaching in urban environments including Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore City.
Lauren Beal, MPH, P2P Program Coordinator
Lauren is a public health professional with experience working internationally and, in the U.S., with government agencies, academic institutions, and nonprofits. Lauren has successfully managed diverse groups of people, conducted both clinical and community-based research, coordinated education and outreach programs, developed health curricula for all age groups, and evaluated hospital and health care protocols and policies. She earned her MPH at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she focused on using a human rights framework to promote health equity, gender equality, and reproductive justice.
Haleemat Adekoya, P2P Program Coordinator
Haleemat was named Baltimore's 2019 Young Women of the Year. She is the Student Member on the Board of Education at Board of Education Baltimore County.  She is an Advisee for #BuiltBy Girls,  an online based mentoring program that matches girls with professionals in the technology fieldwho assist in exposing them to necessary skills and network for career opportunities in tech. She is the Co-Owner and Founder of Dare2Bee, a Baltimore based female mentoring & empowerment organization focused on mentoring, volunteering & community outreach. She also served as a Laboratory Aide studying pre-clinical Alzheimer’s on a study called BIOCARD in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Cognitive Aging Department.
Jessica Yoo, MS, SAT/GRE Facilitaor
Jessica is a program associate for the Sentencing Project. Prior to joining The Sentencing Project, she was an Emerson National Hunger Fellow with The Congressional Hunger Center. As a Hunger Fellow, she worked at Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon in Portland, Oregon and at the National WIC Association in Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree in Russian Studies from Wellesley College and Master's in Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Justin Walker, MBA, College Readiness Facilitator
Justin has seven years of experience as an Educational Independent Contractor at Justin Walker Tutoring Services, for which he is the founder. He is Squadron Commander at Civil Air Patrol. Pertinently, he has over 10 years of exeperience as a Student Life Counselor at the SEED School of Maryland working with at-risk Balitmore City youth helping them develop into young men. In this role, he helps guide and direct them as they soon move on to college life. The SEED School of Maryland, opened in August 2008 and draws students from across the state. The school currently has an enrollment of 400 students from sixth through twelfth grades. The school's first class of seniors graduated in May 2015. Justin was with the school since its opening. 
Stephen G. Barber, MS, Admissions & Aid Facilitator
Stephen is a Special Projects Manager in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University. In this role, he is a direct report to Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Executive Director for Activities and Programs in the Office of Student Affairs. In this role, he conducted benchmarking research on behalf of various divisions on topics ranging from social event registration policies at peer institutions, policies for reporting hazing incidents at peer institutions, fraternity and sorority recruitment policies at peer institutions, major event space registration policies at JHU 12 academic schools, critical incident communication procedures utilized by  peer institutions, and international student scholarships offered at peer institutions. 
Celia Litovsky, PhD, Co-Lead P2P Tutor
 Celia is a PhD student in the Cognitive Science Department at Johns Hopkins University with interests in cognitive neuropsychology, diffusion tensor imaging, and rehabilitation of reading and writing impairments. She has experience serving as a teaching assistant in neuroscience, mathematics, and biology. 
Ruthe Huang, MS, SAT Facilitator & Co-Lead P2P Tutor
Ruthe is a ScM student studying Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Expected to graduate in May 2019, she is interested in statistical analysis and data science roles in government and industry. Although her training has focused on the context of healthcare, Ruthe is inspired to pursue data roles in various fields. She has gained applied and research experience in biostatistics, data science, health finance, maternal and child health, reproductive health, and biotechnology. Employers, mentors, and colleagues often describe her as a motivated, hard-working, and passionate individual with a cheerful demeanor and precise attention to detail.

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