AFSC Arizona Staff

Caroline headshotCaroline 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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Emily head shotEmily Verdugo, MA, Program Coordinator | everdugo@afsc.org

As Program Coordinator since May 2015, Emily is engaged with a burgeoning new area of work, the “Treatment Industrial Complex.” She is shaping and implementing a campaign to confront the for-profit private prison industry as they make moves to co-opt alternatives to incarceration such as diversion programs, probation, and other treatment programs. Emily holds a Master in Public Management from Northern Arizona University.

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2016-03-22_09.00.12Grace Gámez, PhD, Program Coordinator | ggamez@afsc.org 

Grace directs AFSC’s multi-media storytelling project, Reframing Justice. With Reframing Justice, she draws upon her previous research, Fierce Mamas’ Rising, to design a program that centers the voices and experiences of formerly incarcerated/convicted people and their loved ones. Her commitment to mobilizing the power and knowledge of formerly incarcerated/convicted people is informed by her own experience in Arizona’s criminal punishment system. Grace holds a doctorate in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, and a Master of Science in Mexican American Studies and Public Health from the University of Arizona.

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BeccaRebecca Fealk, MA, Program Coordinator | rfealk@afsc.org

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