Caroline Isaacs, MSW
Caroline has worked with AFSC-AZ 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.
Grace Gámez, PhD
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.
Rebecca Fealk, MPA
Rebecca has worked in both direct services and policy realm addressing the harm of the prison industrial complex. Her work focuses on putting research into practical and humane policy, specifically addressing barriers at reentry, sentencing structures, and public health approaches to end the criminalization of addiction. Rebecca graduated in 2015 with a Master in Public Administration from the University of Arizona, focusing on nonprofit management and criminal policy.
Joe Watson, BA
Joe has two decades’ worth of experience in journalism and spent more than 10 years inside the criminal punishment system. An alum of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism, Joe has reported on issues related to mass incarceration for multiple outlets, including Village Voice Media and Prison Legal News. He has been honored for his work by the Arizona Press Club and was a 2018 MacDowell Colony fellow. Joe hosts AFSC-AZ’s ReFraming Justice podcast.
Jason Martinez, MA
Jason grew up in Albuquerque, NM, a city that has been home to his family for many generations. As a student at the University of New Mexico, he happened upon a flamenco dance class and became entranced by this unique art form. He met his wife through flamenco and they toured together as part of a dance company. Jason holds a bachelor degree in Sociology and obtained his M.A. in Communication from Northern Arizona University. He produces the Between The Lines with Jason Martinez podcast promoting Tucson culture.