Our Team

About the Team

Khalil Osiris

Founder

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.

 

Maureen Stephens

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.

Mariyeni Matariro

Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) Ambassador

Currently a  Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at The University of North Texas, Mariyeni is  a Doctoral candidate at the University of Witwatersrand, Education campus.

She is attached to The Hub for Multilingual Education and Literacy (HuMEL) where she manages the Hub’s academic projects whose main thrust is on bi/multilingualism in South Africa and South African schools.

Her research interests are in the field of study of second language acquisition and bi/multilingual language teaching and learning. She is passionate about education in general and the teaching and learning of bi/multilingual learners. This passion has seen her present in several national and international conferences on best practices on teaching in multilingual contexts.

Pascale Rathle

Pascal Rathle

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. 

Tre’shaun Jones

RFN Ambassador

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.

 

Willie White

Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) Ambassador

Willie Deeanjlo White was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. He is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Clinical Supervisor and hold a Masters’ Degree in Psychology as well as a Bachelors’ Degree in Health and Human Services Management. He currently works as the Clinical Administrator of an Addiction Treatment/Criminogenic Program that houses over 200 clients. He is an Ordained Elder in the Pneuma Life Network of churches and humbly serves as an Associate Pastor in his local church home. 

Briana N Roberts

RFN Intern

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.

Emma Whitwam

RFN Intern

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. 

 

Toni Acevedo

RFN Intern

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.

Maiti McGreevy

RFN Intern

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.

 

Elizabeth Tomashek

RFN Intern

My name is Elizabeth Tomashek. I grew up in Wisconsin and am a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and child, youth, family studies, minoring in English as a second language. Then I went on to work in my field of study as a behavior technician providing applied behavior analysis therapy to children with autism.

Currently, I attend Adler University in Chicago, Illinois, for their doctorate program in clinical psychology. I am excited to start my journey at Reflecting Freedom Network as an intern for my social justice practicum!

We will either find a way or make a new one.

 

Hannibal

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