About the Team
Khalil Osiris is the founder of Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC), a global initiative focused on galvanizing action to end racism and gender based violence. He’s also the founder of Reflecting Freedom Network (RFN), a non-profit charity that provides access to web-based, accredited education for non-traditional learners including justice-involved youth and adults.
Director Corporate and Social Engagement
Maureen believes that education should be available to all who desire it and that we all hold within us the power to achieve our dreams. She was a teen mom who brought her new daughter with her to her high school graduation, where she graduated with honors. She has a passion for education obtaining her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, her Master of Business Administration, and becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant, all in her early 40s. Maureen has worked in the insurance and healthcare industries for the majority of her 30+ year working career.
Christine Van Greuning
Director Media and Social Impact
Christine began her corporate career in the tourism industry where she worked for 10 years before partnering with an innovative team to successfully introduce and develop online travel systems for government tourism organizations. Her subsequent shift in career focus and work in South Africa as a Montessori teacher presented her with the opportunity to develop practical educational programs and tools for children from all walks of life, most impactfully through the non-profit organization Family Food Security.
Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) Ambassador
Pascal Rathle is an American advocate for compromise and relieving human divide. Recently, he’s received selections as an American Studies Salzburg Global Fellow, Legal Humanities Fellow, Liberty & Choice Fellow, and as an SDG 2030 IWD Fellow. He’s the Founder of the Global Shapers Community (World Economic Forum) Jacksonville Hub. Pascal is an AmeriCorps alumnus (spotlight) and a former NCAA Division I student-athlete and Bundesliga trialist.
Currently, he’s pursuing a Master’s in Law (ML) at the University of Pennsylvania. Pascal is a Presidential Fellow (Class of 2022) for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. He is a Class of 2021 (MSSP) graduate from Penn and a Class of 2018 (BA) graduate from Jacksonville University. He speaks fluent French, improvs, and is an avid traveller.
Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) Ambassador
Kenneth Emanuel Simpson is a talented and prolific inventor, visual artist, and musical artist. He has been inventing products, creating music, and creating art for over 30 years and still has a burning desire to invent and create. He is determined to inspire all generations through his products.
Kenneth hails from Currie, North Carolina and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up creating radios, instruments, emergency airplane products, wireless headphones, and computers.
My name is Tre’shaun Jones, Tre for short. I am 21 years of age. I was born in Ohio and have also lived in Arizona and North Carolina. Through my journey, I’ve been trying to figure out my life purpose. Now as cliché as that sounds, it’s true. I believe everyone in the world has a purpose. I now know mine is uplifting and inspiring people and just showing love.
I believe in being kind and treating people the way you want to be treated. I don’t judge because I don’t know that stranger’s path and what adversity said person has been through to make them the way they are. I still believe love and peace are possible regardless of our differences. The right dialogue just has to happen for them to see the sunshine and understand a greater love.
Briana N Roberts
Briana Roberts is a Couple and Family Therapy Ph.D. candidate at Adler University. She is currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate and has been practicing since 2018. Because of her systemic training, Briana has an understanding of how social factors impact our day-to-day lives. She dedicates her work towards deconstructing harmful narratives around social constructs like race, gender, orientation, socioeconomic status, and ability.
I recently moved to Chicago from San Diego, California, to begin my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. There, I had the opportunity to work closely with individuals from diverse backgrounds who were struggling with their mental health. The barriers to wellness I saw there illuminated the inequity experienced by marginalized communities in the United States. Since then, I have worked to better educate myself and those around me so that we can begin working toward a more just future.
I grew up in a town called Elgin, it is west of Chicago. My family was low income like many of the people around us. My father went to prison when I was in middle school, so that is why I was drawn to your organization. My upbringing made me want to help others, so I went to UIC for undergrad to get my B.S. in psychology and history. Now I am at Adler pursuing a dual degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Forensic Mental Health Leadership.
I also have been working at a state run forensic mental health center for over 5 years, so working with people who have suffered from racial injustice and incarceration is something I am very much used to. It has been a very fulfilling career and I hope working with this organization will help me learn even more.
I am a current PsyD student at Adler University. I’m originally from the metro Detroit area with my bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in addiction studies from Western Michigan University. My career goals are to help those affected my addicted in any way whether it being having an addicted parent, spouse, family member, or personally struggling with addiction. Something fun about me is that I love to watch movies and I am an animal lover. I currently have one dog, but post graduate school I hope to have many more.
“We will either find a way or make a new one.”