AFSC Arizona Staff

Caroline1EditCaroline Isaacs, MSW, Program Director cisaacs@afsc.org

Caroline has worked with AFSC Arizona since 1995. As Program Director (2004–present), she has sharpened the criminal justice work of the office into the respected, go-to prisoner rights organization in Arizona. Isaacs’ work currently focuses on fighting prison expansion and for-profit privatization, and changing Arizona’s sentencing laws. Caroline holds a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University.


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Grace Gámez, PhD, Program Coordinator | ggamez@afsc.org 

Grace runs the Reframing Justice Project, where she works to position directly impacted people to challenge models of justice that are rooted in punishment towards ones that embrace radical community-making and healing. Dr. Gámez is a 2018 “Lead with Conviction” fellow with JustLeadershipUSA, a published author, researcher, and public speaker. She holds a Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, and a Master of Science degree in Mexican American Studies & Public Health from the University of Arizona.


Becca3Rebecca Fealk, MPA, Program Coordinator | rfealk@afsc.org

Rebecca Fealk has focused on prison reform issues since 2011, when she was hired to design and implement the Yavapai Reentry Project, a program to support those exiting prison in Yavapai County, AZ. Her policy research has focused on reentry barriers, the for-profit private prison industry, and drug sentencing in Arizona. Rebecca graduated in 2015 with a Master in Public Administration from the University of Arizona, focusing in nonprofit management and criminal policy.


Joe2editJoe Watson, BA, Research Consultant | jwatson@afsc.org

Joe is a researcher and social media consultant for AFSC with nearly 20 years’ experience as an investigative journalist. Since attending Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Joe has reported on issues related to mass incarceration and prison privatization for multiple outlets, including Village Voice Media and the Human Rights Defense Center. He has been honored for his work by the Association of Alternative NewsMedia, the Arizona Press Club, and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. Joe is a 2018 MacDowell Fellow.