I have been with HFP part time since 2010 and full-time since 2013, taking over as President/CEO/CFO in April of 2019. My goal is to make sure we can provide all our services to as many clients as necessary, and to continue building HFP to ensure we can provide these services as long as they are needed. Every person we serve was someone's baby at some point, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect no matter the reason for their incarceration.
Client Services Specialist
I find joy and meaning in using the empathy I have always had to help others. I believe in our mission in delivering compassion. We don't know what people were born in to and the shaping that took place for them as a child. We are not here to judge, but to help make the world a little better with kindness.
As a Legal Studies and Criminal Justice undergraduate student, my passions for prison reform and altruism led me to my position with HFP in 2021. I am extremely passionate about our mission, and I look forward to continuing our work by ensuring that incarcerated people and their families know that they matter regardless of their circumstances.
Client Services Assistant
As a formerly incarcerated juvenile lifer with 30 years of experience in litigation, Mitchell has become very knowledgeable in the legal profession, state and federal court systems, and the Michigan Department of Corrections. He's able to apply all that knowledge to help HFP clients navigate the system.
Pastor at New Covenant Community Baptist Church
John M. Rottman, Th.D.
Professor of Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary
Mary Margaret Grillo
Charity and Justice Commission, St. Patrick- St. Anthony Parish
Accountant, Calvin Theological Seminary.
Product Owner III, Compassion International
HFP Board of Directors
Heather Moore, MA, ACC
Prison Reform/Prisoner Advocacy
Owner, Fancy's Tokens
Former Chaplain, MDOC
Pastor/founder West Shoreline Community Church
HFP Board Chair, former pharmaceutical executive
Former Michigan State Representative,
Marla Mitchell-Cichon, J.D.
Director of WMU-Cooley Innocence Project