Who We Are

The Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition (MARC) is comprised of multi-jurisdictional body of members who contribute to reentry efforts in the metro Atlanta area.

Our Purpose

MARC hopes to increase inter-agency cooperation and effectiveness of reentry systems throughout the metro area, and eventually, the entire state of Georgia.

Our Goal

MARC aims to provide the guidance and support required for someone reentering society so they can become a positive member of society and avoid recidivism.

Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition Advisory Board Members

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Danielle Maybury is a Licensed Master Social Worker and the Program Manager of the Re-Entry and Community Support Services Programs at View Point Health. View Point Health strives to provide the best service to everyone with a Total Care Perspective. View Point Health is one of 27 agencies created by the state of Georgia to provide a safety net of care for behavioral health and developmental disabilities. View Point Health provides individual and group counseling, medication management, recovery, community, and crisis stabilization services.
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Coordinating Chief Community Supervision Officer Trippley Powers began his career with the Department of Corrections in 1998 as a Probation Officer in the Western Judicial Circuit. He served as a Probation Officer from 1998 to 2002, Specialized Probation Officer 2002 to 2008, and Assistant Chief in 2008 until being named the Athens Day Reporting Center Administrator in 2009. He served in the DRC until 2012 when he was promoted to Chief Probation Officer in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. In March of 2015 he was transferred to the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit and promoted to Coordinating Chief Community Supervision Officer when the Department of Community Supervision was established in July of 2015. He also serves as a Master POST Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Taser Instructor. He is a graduate of the Basic and Advanced Management Training, Pre-Command and the Carl Vincent Institute of Government Correctional Leadership Institute programs. Powers is a 1998 graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a 2011 graduate of Columbus State University Command College with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
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Elizabeth is a member of the MARC advisory board and currently holds the accountant seat.
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Dr. Danielle Sweat Whylly currently serves as the Community Outreach Specialist for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. In this capacity, she develops and fosters relationships between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the community by creating partnerships, prevention and ex-offender re-entry initiatives, and opportunities for staff to engage with residents throughout the District. In 2013, Danielle received a U.S. Attorney’s Award for her dedication and commitment to the pursuit of justice. More recently, she was honoured, along with other community leaders, in the 16th Edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. Over the past 15 years, she has proudly served in the well-rounded social work capacities of adolescent and women’s substance abuse counseling, adolescent behavioral modification, cultural diversity, human trafficking and hate crime training and outreach, juvenile delinquency prevention, family advocacy, community development, policy research and grant writing. Dr. Whylly is also the author of Pillow Talk…sshhh! and co-author of bitterSWEET: A 52-Week Poetry Devotional. A native New Yorker, Danielle is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), receiving both a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a Master of Social Work degree in Administration and Community Development. Danielle earned her doctorate degree from Clark Atlanta University, in Social Work Policy, Planning and Administration.
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Louise Wasilewski is CEO of Acivilate, an Georgia Tech based company providing software to criminal justice agencies. Pokket helps justice agencies work together with human services agencies to improve treatment coordination and outcomes for returning citizens by engaging returning citizens in their own personalized rehabilitation plan. Wasilewski brings twenty-five years of technology leadership experience designing and deploying secure transactional networks. She’s passionate about reforming the justice system to work better for everyone, due to her family’s experience. Louise Wasilewski is a member of the DeKalb County Reentry and Recidivism Steering Committee, the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute and the National Criminal Justice Association. She has spoken at the American Correctional Association and the American Probation and Parole Association on the use of technology in correctional settings. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering from Southampton University and an MBA from Emory University. She holds four patents.
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Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition - Data/Research - Kennesaw State University
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Mariel Sivley is the Executive Director of the Georgia Supportive Housing Association, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the creation and preservation of quality supportive housing in Georgia and ensure sufficient resources for this effort through education and advocacy. Supportive housing is affordable housing with services for special needs in order for individuals to live independently and thrive. Mariel started her career as an attorney with the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless and was the co-recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Atlanta Bar Association in 2012. She also served as the volunteer coordinator for the Atlanta Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and as an Adjunct Professor for the Externship Program in the area of Public Interest Law at Emory University School of Law. She is a graduate of Emory University and the Georgia State University College of Law.
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Dr. Lana A. McDowell is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Gwinnett College. Dr. McDowell enjoys intertwining teaching, research, and service elements and provides experiential learning for students as the criminal justice internship coordinator at GGC. Dr. McDowell's primary research interests include corrections, criminological theory, restorative processes, as well as program development and evaluation. Aside from teaching various criminal justice courses, Dr. McDowell is an active member of local community groups including the Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition, the Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance, and serves on the steering committee for the Gwinnett Office of Department of Community Supervision.
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Jacob has a Bachelor’s of Speech Communication from the University of Georgia and has been a deputy for 7 years. Since beginning his career in 2010 he has served as a Deputy Sheriff in both Gwinnett and Rockdale Counties. He has been a Reentry Officer since 2012 when he was given the opportunity to coordinate the Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program (GRIP) and with the support of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office was able to spearhead the creation of the Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition.
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Sonya Brinson Lawhorn, is the Discharge Planner / Reentry Coordinator for Correct Care Solutions (CCS) at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. She serves the purpose of assisting inmates in finding needed services in the community. She also assists released inmates in accessing medication until such time that they can become connected with community partners to fill this need. Sonya is now member and Treasurer of the Metro Atlanta Re-Entry Coalition (M.A.R.C.). Affiliated with the Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program (GRIP). Attends weekly Mental Health and Veterans Courts. Previously employed at Gwinnett Medical Center where she was a Mental Health Advocate for 5 and a half years and still remains on PRN status. S​onya​ is a ​member of Beulah Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga​. Sonya received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Sonya is a 2011 Leadership Rochester graduate. In 1994, Sonya graduated of the United Way African American Leadership Development Program. Sonya is a highly motivated and seasoned advocate with more than twenty plus years of progressive experience in all areas of Youth Counseling​ and working with those dealing with Mental Health issues​.​
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Kevin Skidmore is on the advisory board
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Quwynn Salazar is on the Advisory board and represents the Health Subcommittee.
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Dennis Pass is on the advisory board and represents the Public Safety Subcommittee
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Staci Bullard is on the advisory board and represents the funding subcommittee