Meet Our Team
Without our team of zealous advocates for justice, there would be no Gideon’s Promise. Take a moment to meet our team of criminal reform advocates, who fight everyday to keep the promise!
Fun Fact: I almost didn’t go to law school. Before making that decision, I spent time working at the Federal Reserve Board and earned a Master’s degree in economics.
Fun Fact: I like to eat homemade macaroni and cheese with Frank’s Red-Hot Sauce. Yes, I am from Buffalo, NY!
Project Management Specialist - Defender Development
Fun Fact: I enjoy traveling, and lived in Malawi for two years after college.
Fun Fact: I reign as the Queen of Compartmentalizing. Everything in my reality has its place.
Fun Fact: I have a goal of visiting all 50 states and the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America during my lifetime. I have 14 states and 3 continents to go!
Fun Fact: My mother is the Black Martha Stewart, so I learned to do a little bit of everything…well. I can cook, decorate a home, twirl a fire baton, and cut my son’s hair.
Project Management Specialist - Programs
Fun Fact: I took a four-day trek up the Incan Trail to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu.
Director of Defender Development
Fun Fact: I am an introvert who loves people, and my favorite places to hide include hiking trails and grocery aisles.
Fun Fact: Someone once told me that I couldn’t be a poker player because I smile too much. Twenty tournament wins later and I am still smiling.
Business Services Specialist
Fun Fact: My favorite season is fall, because of Halloween, boots, sweaters, and football!
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Fun Fact: I am a self-taught artist. I enjoy painting, drawing, & photography.
Fun Fact: For the past twenty years, I worked and lived in four countries across three continents.
Jo’Toria ‘Tori’ Snelling
Programs Sr. Administrative Assistant
Fun Fact: I enjoy experiencing new things with family and friends, especially, if it involves my love/passion for dance, music, theater and the outdoors.
Dr. Sharon Davis Williams
Director of Strategic Planning
Fun Fact: I played clarinet in the junior high/high school marching and concert band. This experience taught me great discipline and appreciation for all types of music. Music is the medicine that has helped me march through the joys and pains of my life; and still I march!
Fun Fact: I have always had a thirst for knowledge and finding solutions to problems. As a child, I was considered precocious and mostly nosy.