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Meet our team

Thomas ridley

President & Founder

Thomas Lee Ridley III is the President of Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me, which is a recently formed nonprofit organization that focuses on providing reintegration assistance to the formerly incarcerated and reducing the recidivism rate. An Indianapolis native, he hopes to center his reentry work here in the city.

Shontovia Atkinson

Team Member

Shontovia Atkinson is a purpose driven beacon of hope with over 20 years of human service experience, education and lived experiences, and has assisted hundreds of individuals, families and service providers in realizing their full potential thus enhancing the lives of themselves and others. Her purpose in life is to help others create legacies that transcend generations. Her favorite quote is: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Ramona Sanders

Team Member

Ramona Sanders is a general contractor and real estate professional in the Indianapolis area.  She is dedicated to working with people from all walks of life a second chance.  She is most interested in giving people the opportunity of home ownership and finding pathways to real estate development in low-income neighborhoods in the City.  Ms. Sanders is aiming to help by teaching people to save and work their way to financial freedom.  

 

 

Board of directors

Thomas ridley

President & Founder

Thomas Lee Ridley III is the President of Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me, which is a recently formed nonprofit organization that focuses on providing reintegration assistance to the formerly incarcerated and reducing the recidivism rate. An Indianapolis native, he hopes to center his reentry work here in the city.

Lahny Silva

Board Member

Lahny R. Silva is a professor of law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal sentencing.  Her scholarship focuses on reentry and the collateral consequences of conviction.

Sara Varner

Founding Board Member

Sara Varner is the First Assistant Federal Defender with the local federal public defender’s office, the Indiana Federal Community Defenders. An accomplished appellate attorney, she is best known for passionate advocacy on mass sentence reduction cases in the Southern District of Indiana.

Kyle Montrose

Board Member

 

Kyle is a Managing Associate in Dentons’ Business Service Department in Indianapolis, IN. Prior to joining Dentons, Kyle obtained a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Kyle has also obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Miami University

Janeia Brounson

Board Member

Janeia Brounson is a strategic adviser to businesses eyeing ambitious construction and real estate projects. She also communicates openly with clients regarding potential liabilities and effective risk management practices. Janeia is passionate about criminal justice reform and reentry efforts.

Carole McKinney

Board Member

A retired faculty member-Franklin College. Psychologist currently servicing on the Board of Directors Adult and Child Health Previously served as board member for Turning Point Domestic Violence program, Edinburgh Community Schools, Indiana Academy for Mathematics, Science and Humanities, MacMurray College. Mother of two sons and twin grandchildren.