Terence Johnson is a second year PhD student at the UNC School of Social Work and is interested in reducing racial disparities in the criminal justice system and the design of interventions to address the social and healthcare needs of justice-involved individuals. The criminal justice system has taken away years from his loved ones and he is passionate about creating a compassionate and equitable system.
Jamie Jacobs is currently serving as the Director of Operations and Programs at RSN. Jamie joined forces with Reintegration Support Network in June of 2018, providing leadership and organizational development coaching and consulting. In January, 2019, Jamie was invited to join the RSN staff as Director of Operations and Programs.
Jamie is an ICF accredited Mentor/Coach with a background in leadership and organizational development, program design and implementation. Jamie is also a person in long-term recovery and uses her coaching and peer support background in service to both individuals and groups on the recovery path.
Prior to joining the staff at RSN, Jamie served as the Program Director for Johnson Service Corps, a service year program for young adults committed to social-justice, community service, leadership development and vocational discernment. Before venturing into coaching, consulting and the nonprofit sector, Jamie had an extensive “first career” in retail management and corporate training.
Jamie is a passionate yogini and a devoted swimmer. She enjoys the outdoors and her idea of recreation is quiet time spent with close friends and family.
Jeremy Smith is a native of Kenansville, NC and serves as RSN’s Participant Program Manager. Jeremy played college basketball at Lenoir Community and Chowan University, and after getting offers to play professionally, decided to turn over a new leaf and work in higher education while going back to school for his masters in Leadership Management. Since 2017, Jeremy has been working in higher education in different sectors such as nonprofit, universities, and private institutions. Jeremy loves connecting with the youth and giving back!
Lucy Battles joined the RSN team in 2020 and currently serves as the Mentor Program Manager. Since starting her journey of recovery in 2011, she has been busy advocating on both state and national levels. Lucy has worked in the mental health and recovery field since 2015, locally at UNC Horizons and UNC Behavioral Health ED, and nationally with the NY State Department of Health.