Circles of Support Staff


Linda Steele, Program Coordinator, Circles of Support

Linda oversees the day to day operations of the Circles of Support Partnership, Linda works directly with community members, organizations, and houses of worship to create events for re- entrants and their families in the Harlem. Linda directly facilitates Raising My Voice and Talk 2 Me, two of the central programs of Circles of Support. Linda oversees the strategy and operations for all other programs for Circles of Support as well. 


Thomas Edwards, Community Engagement Specialist at Harlem Community Justice Center; Circles of Support

Thomas ensures that family members are connected with community resources to assistance them and provide support as their loved ones transition back into the community. Previously, Thomas worked as a project manager for a youth program at Exodus Transitional Community, Inc. Thomas earned his bachelor’s in Behavior Science from Mercy College and master’s in Professional Studies (MPS) from New Theological Seminary; and has published a novel.


Harlem Community Justice Center

Debbie Boar, Deputy Director of Reentry Initiatives

Stephanie Leverett, Reentry Coordinator

Cramon Milline, Reentry Case Aid



Advisory Board


Executive Team:

Barbara Barron, Chairperson

Rahson JohnsonVice-Chairperson

Douglas Duncan, Secretary

Thomas LittleEvents/Projects

Aaron Talley, Advocacy

Thomas Edwards, Circles of Support Liaison 



Advisory Board Members

Emmanuel Brown

Gloria Corniel

Jose Gonzalez

Rodrigo Hoyos

Otis Johnson

Kiara Maldonado

Tyvonne Newkirk

Joshua Rodriguez