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Stephen Sands - Co-Manager - Business Coach

Helping people has always been Stephen's passion and making his living as a business coach helps fill that passion. 

Stephen has enjoyed writing with inmates for a long time and has developed many long-term relationship with them.  Some of the relationships continue after they have been released and as successful EX- offenders are leading product lives. At any given time he is writing to 4 or 5 inmates.

Stephen lead "Walking Your Faith" classes in Perry County Prison as a volunteer with Second Chance Ministries ( and spoke on their behalf at graduation service for inmates who have successfully complete the course.  He continues the programs with L.I.F.E. (Leading Inmates in Faith and Education) 

He is on the Housing Committee of the Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition ( and participates at their monthly meetings.

In addition, Stephen works with inmates to find suitable housing and employment. He believes the most important service anyone can do to help an inmate is to be a Mentor.  Many times that starts by being a PenPal.   Stephen can be contacted via email at  


Keith Sultzbaugh –Co-Manager --- Commercial Real Estate Agent

Keith Sultzbaugh has been practicing Industrial and Commercial Real Estate since 1975.

Keith started meeting with an inmate who was soon to be released and saw the great potential to help men one at at time.  When the inmate went to a halfway house, Keith picked him up and took him to find housing, a job and even transportation. The two men worked to pair inmates with men on the outside to connect at first.  Many of the men have started to visit with their new friends.  Keith continues to make these kinds of connects but became more involved in helping by volunteering to Chair the Housing Committee of the Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition (

Keith believes that Mentoring is the main ingredient in reintroducing inmates into society.  Mentors can help with many of the basic needs and services by simply being available.

Keith can be reached via email at


Gary Haney - Volunteer - Successful Ex-Offender

Gary spent 15 years in Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions.  The last 2 years he was on parole but still spent his time confined because there was no available housing plan for him.

At any given time in PA 2400 inmates are in the same situation at a great cost to taxpayers.

Gary works to help correct that situation by volunteering wherever needed but specifically on the Housing Committee of the Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition (

Gary is a trained aircraft mechanic who is working at whatever he can do to remain a Successful Ex-Offender.

He is a skilled painter, drywall-er, carpenter and all around handy man looking for new opportunities.

He can be reached via email at


Burridge, Gwen              

            Event planner for fund raising and fellowship programs.

 Doutrich, Michael          

            Sports Programs for inside the Prisons

 Gordon, Jon                   

            Mentor for men recovering from addictions and Employer

 Johnson, Coleen           

            Mentor for women and  families.

  Johnson, Dwayne - Mentor for men recovering from addictions.  Email:                         

 Johnson, Julia

            Mentor for women and families.

 Monroy, Otto     

            Mentor for Men. 

 Pearson, Amanda

            State Funding to help Drug addicted or Mental Health impaired individuals for housing.

 Sabatino, Cathy             

            Sports Programs for inside the Prisons.

 Taylor, Reverend Beverly

            New Jerusalem A.M.E. Zion Church  

 Whiteley, Dr. Kathryn

            Mentor for Women.

 Tayana Williams   Williams, Tayana  Program Specialist- Mentor for Juveniles 

Tayana has always had the desire to help at-risk youth to see their potential in life and guide them in putting an end to their self-destructive thinking and behaviors.

Tayana has worked with individuals involved in the juvenile and adult justice system for the past 13 years. She has specialized in treating addiction, anger management, Children of Alcoholics and Addicts, and reintegrating youth back into society. She has found great pleasure volunteering her time as a mentor for the Sisters Helping Sisters mentor program.

Tayana is currently working to implement best practices for juveniles while they are in  out-of-home placements by developing procedures to effectively engage families, set up aftercare planning measures, and ensure evidence based programming is being utilized effectively to reduce recidivism among youth.

Tayana is very passionate about developing and implementing a Mentor Program for the youth involved in the justice system as she believes mentoring is a critical component to successful reentry.

Tayana is on the Housing Committee of the Capital Region Ex-Offender Support Coalition ( She also serves on the Violence Intervention  and Prevention Board for the YWCA.   Tayana can be reached at   

 Yeatts, Pastor John       

            Senior Pastor at Grantham Brethren In Christ Church       

 Zink, John                             

            Mentor for Men recovering from addictions.                                      


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