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Meet The Board

Michelle Smith

President

Michelle Smith is the appointed President of Viewpoints. 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

Compliance Coordinator

Debra Grund is the Vice-President of Viewpoints. 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.

Dan Akre

Board Director

Board Director of Viewpoints

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