Collective Justice

Grady Mitchell | Facilitator

Grady Mitchell is a HEAL Circle Facilitator with CJ. He is also a Facilitator and Master Trainer for Roots of Success (RoS), an Environmental Literacy and Job Training program and a motivational speaker and consultant.  He has been a guest speaker on programs hosted by Microsoft, Yale University, Boston College, the Washington Bar Association, and the Rotary Club, among many others. Mitchell served a life without parole sentence in Washington state prisons. In January 2021, after Grady’s 37-year sentence was commuted, he joined the RoS team, serving as Corrections and Re-Entry Program Director and as an Advisory Board member with the RoS program. Mitchell volunteers his time developing volunteer and re-entry policies and continues to mentor. Grady participated in and completed Collective Justices’ Trauma Informed Facilitation program. Having been released with no referrals or recommendations for mental health care, this training impacted him significantly in understanding and navigating through the traumatic experiences of crime and the consequences thereof within the carceral setting. He believes in the cross-pollinization of communication and has lived by the mantra of Sir Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” He is the married father of six and grandfather of ten wonderful kids.

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Core Members and Staff

Briana Herman-Brand

Facilitator

Briana Herman-Brand has been working with youth and adults for 20 years at the intersections of interpersonal healing and community-based social change...

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Calvin Burnap

Facilitator

Calvin Burnap is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state and works as a psychotherapist seeing individuals, couples, and families in private practice...

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Cassandra Butler

Development and Wellness Director

Cassandra believes in the humanity of people and is committed to working towards collective healing that starts with our youth. She comes to this work as a loved....

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Clara

Facilitator

Clara (she/her/ella) is a queer, neurodivergent AfroSalvi living in diaspora. She comes to this work after a lifetime of navigating systems of oppression and violence...

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Danny Waxwing

Facilitator

Danny Waxwing comes to Collective Justice having been immersed in prison-based advocacy projects and prisoner support work for the past ten years...

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Dashni Amin

Organizing and Policy Director

Dashni is the Program Coordinator for CJ’s HEAL2Action Organizing Academy for Survivors, which resources leaders who’ve survived violence...

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Devitta Briscoe

Facilitator

Devitta builds communities of healing and support for people most affected by violence and elevates those voices in policy discussions for community safety...

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Devon Adams

Fundraising Director

Devon is the Fundraising and Development Coordinator at Collective Justice. He spent fifteen years in prison contributing to the wellness...

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Dolphy Jordon

Facilitator

Dolphy has a long history of organizing with and for communities most impacted by oppression. He was incarcerated at the age of 16 and released at 37...

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Florence Sum

Facilitator

Florence or Flo (they/she) is a queer Chinese American born and raised in Seattle, occupied ancestral lands of the Duwamish, Coast Salish people. Their background...

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Grady Mitchell

Facilitator

Grady Mitchell is a HEAL Circle Facilitator with CJ. He is also a Facilitator and Master Trainer for Roots of Success (RoS), an Environmental Literacy and Job Training...

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Guadalupe Vidaurri

HEAL Program Director

Guadalupe’s work is characterized by a profound love for people and commitment to nurturing individual and collective power. She comes to this work...

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Isaura Jiménez Guerra

Facilitator

Isaura Jiménez Guerra (they/them/elle) is a queer Mexican-American non-binary femme born on occupied Tongva land; and has now lived and worked on the...

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Kathei McCoy

Facilitator

Kathei, affectionately known as Coach Kathei, is an ordained minister, Certified Life Coach, Author and Spiritual Advisor with a passionate mission to empower women...

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Martina Kartman

Capacity Building Director

Martina is committed to the dignity, power, and agency of communities most impacted by interpersonal and state violence. Her work is shaped by her own experiences...

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Matt Murphy

Dialogue & Accountability Process Director

Matthew is the Dialogue & Accountability Processes Coordinator. He is a formerly incarcerated HEAL facilitator who draws on his personal experience...

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Metasabia Rigby

Facilitator

Metasabia was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Her journey, like many, is full of broken pieces, love, and transformation.  She traversed oceans, lands, and seas, to reach Seattle....

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Orlando Aimes

Facilitator

Orlando Aimes has witnessed firsthand the mass incarceration of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other youth of Color and, focuses on dismantling the ...

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Priya Nair

Facilitator

Priya Nair immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost nineteen years old. Her world and work are shaped by this experience, and she imagines a future where all people...

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Priya Rai

Facilitator

Priya Rai is a queer, mixed race, chronically ill prison abolitionist who is dreaming wildly and fighting to win. She comes to this work as a survivor of many forms of...

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Satory Adams

Communications & Development Coordinator

Satory is the Communications Director at Collective Justice. Satory comes to this work as someone who has lived through the impacts of mass imprisonment...

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Stacy Torres

Facilitator

Stacy Torres is a politicized healer, cultural strategist, consultant, and a somatic practitioner. As a cis-queer femme Xican@ with a physical disability, she has spent...

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Tally

Intern

Tally (she/they) is excited and honored to join the Collective Justice team as an Intern this 2021-2022 year. She joins Collective Justice for her field placement in...

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Teddy McGlynn-Wright

Healing Justice Coach

Teddy McGlynn-Wright currently directs the Trauma Informed Schools Train the Trainer project in New Orleans. he is also a Belonging-Based Facilitator, politicized...

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Ye Qing Jiang

Facilitator

Ye Qing Jiang is a queer, genderqueer, Chinese American raised in the Bay Area, nurtured in San Diego, and currently finding roots in the PNW. Ye Qing’s background...

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