Meet C.A.R.E.

Lisa M. Wilson

Co-Facilitator/Curriculum Writer/Co-Founder

Lisa M. Wilson has worked in education for over 20 years and is a social justice activist for education and prison reform.

Melissa Coyne

C.A.R.E.  Curriculum Writer

Melissa Coyne has worked in the ECE field for 30 years and is the Program Director of RIE.  She is an advocate for equity and critical thought.

Sarah L. Wilson 

Core C.A.R.E. Curriculum Writer/Co-Founder

Sarah L. Wilson is an artist, screenwriter, director, educator, social justice activist, and advocate in the world of fine arts, media, and literature.

Leticia Garza

Core C.A.R.E. Curriculum Writer/Co-Founder

Leticia Garza is the founder of E.P.I.C. Consulting and is committed to education reform, community connection and development, advocacy, and activism.

Dr. Koyya Lewis

 Core C.A.R.E. Curriculum Writer/Co-Founder

Dr. Koyya Lewis is an assistant professor committed to helping students — particularly underrepresented students —succeed in Higher Education.


C.A.R.E. Collaborator

C-Note is a poet, playwright, performing artist, and award-winning visual artist who is known as the King of Prison Hip Hop. C-Note is a social justice activist behind the walls.

Tonette Salter


Tonette is an Equity Analyst committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion explicit to race and systemic inequalities of underserved populations.

Min King X


Min King X is the ED for California Prison Focus.  King is and activist and committed to prison reform and social justice.

Terrance Stone


Mr. Stone works with students on over 30 campuses in San Bernardino, Rialto and the High Desert as well as visit with students in juvenile hall.

Shawna Wright


Shawna Wright is the Chief Possibilities Officer at Growing Big Ideas, a leader in workforce development, DEI+B, and a social justice advocate. 

Janis Perry


Janis Perry , a professor of counseling and teacher education for 36 years, is committed to serving students with support programs and curriculum steeped in equity and social justice mindedness.

Brandon Ashford


 Brandon is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  He is the Assistant at College Of The Canyons for DEI.  

Dr. Shuna H. McMichael 


Dr. Shuna H. McMichael is a Research Administration, Compliance, Research Development, Project Management, and Grant Accounting professional.

Alexandra Evans 


Alexandra is a student equity and academic counselor who believes in the power of truth, authenticity, advocacy, and purpose.


Dr. Alex Davis

Co-Facilitator/ Collaborator

Dr. Davis is the Assistant Chancellor and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Orange County Regional Consortium.


Helia G. Cuadras


Helia is an advocate for ECE and education reform with extensive academic and hands-on experience in QRIS programs.

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Crissy Nooris

Core C.A.R.E. Curriculum Writer/Co-Founder

Crissy Nooris is an educator, social justice activist, and advocate who is committed to helping others find their "why" in this world.

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Kim Barker

Core C.A.R.E. Curriculum Writer/Co-Founder

Kim Barker is an assistant professor, child and family advocate, and social justice activist dedicated to reforming the system through curriculum development.


Rachel Johnson

C.A.R.E. Curriculum Writer

Rachel Johnson is an Associate Professor of Child Development and has passionately worked in the field of Early Childhood Education as an advocate for change and responsive care.


Maeve K. Bergman


Maeve Katherine Bergman, JD currently works on socioeconomic equity for community college students and their families with SF Bay Area faculty.


Renee Marshall


Renee Marshall is an education advocate who has been supporting California Community Colleges since 2004. 

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London McBride


London McBride is a Husband, Father, Friend, Pastor, Peace Officer, Anti-Racist, and Change-Agent. 

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Wade Forde


Wade is a faith leader and curator for social justice reform and faith integration.  He is committed to creating and maintaining DEI environments. 


Rosy Corado-Biggs 


Rosy Corado-Biggs is a leader in Workforce Development dedicated to closing the gap in tech for women and BIPOC. 


Nickolas Hardy


NIckolas is a retired Coast Guard veteran and a lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona, teaching Socio-cultural, Historical,  and Philosophical perspectives of sport.

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Eddie Lin


Eddie is a co-founder of NexusEdge;  Democratizing access to economic opportunity through online education created by employers, integrated into the classroom