Michelle Smith is the newly appointed President of Reset Missouri. She is a criminal legal system impacted advocate, activist, organizer, and abolitionist, who experienced incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic, which made her more intimately aware of the dire reality faced by our imprisoned populations as well as the egregious actions and apathetic behavior by the vast majority of institution staff and administrators. She is dedicated to using her experiences, knowledge, determination, and voice in the struggle for equity, justice, and recognition of humanity. Michelle’s advocacy efforts extend to all facets of mass incarceration; from her position as Director of Community Engagement & Outreach with Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, where she advocates, educates, and uplifts the horror and inhumanity inherent in capital punishment, to advocacy in areas including convicting & incarcerating innocent people, higher education for systems impacted people, humane and adequate healthcare within carceral institutions, legislative reforms, and decarceration. Michelle is a graduate of the From Prison Cells to PhD (P2P) Program, serves on Boards of Directors for several grassroots organizations, is a State Empathy Leader and member of the Federal Advisory Council, both for Dream Corps Justice.
Debra Grund is the Vice-President of Reset Missouri. It is her belief that people need a hand to help them stand from time to time. Providing a safe positive environment is a fundamental in attaining a successful transition. This is why she has embraced the hard work necessary to build Reset Missouri into a successful organization. Debra understands the importance of education. Her commitment to learning is evident in the business degree and certifications she has earned. As well as the networking she utilizes to achieve the goals for this organization.
Angenita Mabins is the founder of her nonprofit “Standing On Faith Ministries”. Angenita started her nonprofit in 2017 and was honored to be selected among the many who served on the Reset Missouri Board holding the office as the secretary. She has an associate degree in and completed a business course through the Women In Business Opportunity (WIBO) class. Angenita is a ordained Evangelist and has worked closely with other nonprofits to meet the need of the organization. Her goal with SOFM is to open up avenues to help the unhoused (homeless), recently incarcerated and displaced individuals with resources to help them regain their independence, foster a sense of belonging and restore them back to society. Angenita lives by her slogan: BE BLESSED BY BEING A BLESSING… She is currently residing n St. Louis, MO. She is a mother of 4 and grandmother of 10. A loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all she meets.