Taylor Berenda
President

I recently graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Urban Studies and currently working on my Masters of Public Administration. I am passionate about helping those around me. I became interested in prison reform throughout my college career & understand that everyone makes mistakes. I want to make Ohio Cure an organization that is known for helping those worth helping.

Paul Fitzpatrick
Presidential Advisor

I am a Cleveland native and Marine Corp. veteran who spent 18 ½ years in Ohio prisons and have over 20 years in recovery from both alcohol and drug addiction. I am a motivational speaker and currently the Doby Fellow for the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, coordinating youth outreach programming. I am an undergraduate at Cleveland State University, majoring in Economic Development.

Nicholas Tobiasz

Director of Public Relations

I graduated from the University of Findlay in 2012 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Law in the Liberal Arts, and Sociology. I want to pursue a career in Criminal Justice and potentially law enforcement; I chose this path because I have

a passion to protect and help others.

Cynthia Williams
Director of Victim & Offender Advocacy

I recently retired after 32 years of employment with the State of Ohio, the last 24 of which was as a Correctional Program Specialist. Most recently I coordinated reentry and volunteer led programs in the Grafton Reintegration Center and promoted restorative justice, by advocating for both victims and offenders. I served as the prison’s Victim Coordinator, a Victim Offender Dialogue facilitator and worked on a task force that established the first prison-based batterers intervention program in the country. I facilitated a program for domestic violence offenders, promoted cultural programming and brought victim impact speakers, such as Yvonne Pointer and Michelle Knight, into the prison. A Cleveland State University graduate, I hold a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, and am a member of the Lorain County Domestic Violence Task Force. I live with my 17 and 19-year-old granddaughters who keep me young and honest.

Cynthia Williams
Director of Victim & Offender Advocacy

I recently retired after 32 years of employment with the State of Ohio, the last 24 of which was as a Correctional Program Specialist. Most recently I coordinated reentry and volunteer led programs in the Grafton Reintegration Center and promoted restorative justice, by advocating for both victims and offenders. I served as the prison’s Victim Coordinator, a Victim Offender Dialogue facilitator and worked on a task force that established the first prison-based batterers intervention program in the country. I facilitated a program for domestic violence offenders, promoted cultural programming and brought victim impact speakers, such as Yvonne Pointer and Michelle Knight, into the prison. A Cleveland State University graduate, I hold a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, and am a member of the Lorain County Domestic Violence Task Force. I live with my 17 and 19-year-old granddaughters who keep me young and honest.

Cynthia Williams
Director of Victim & Offender Advocacy

Cynthia Williams
Director of Victim & Offender Advocacy

I recently retired after 32 years of employment with the State of Ohio, the last 24 of which was as a Correctional Program Specialist. Most recently I coordinated reentry and volunteer led programs in the Grafton Reintegration Center and promoted restorative justice, by advocating for both victims and offenders. I served as the prison’s Victim Coordinator, a Victim Offender Dialogue facilitator and worked on a task force that established the first prison-based batterers intervention program in the country. I facilitated a program for domestic violence offenders, promoted cultural programming and brought victim impact speakers, such as Yvonne Pointer and Michelle Knight, into the prison. A Cleveland State University graduate, I hold a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, and am a member of the Lorain County Domestic Violence Task Force. I live with my 17 and 19-year-old granddaughters who keep me young and honest.

Daniel Cahill
Director of Community Involvement

I was first published in 1976 in the Columbus Free Press when prisoners staged sit-down strikes in the dinner room of the Old Ohio State Penitentiary; I have written numerous articles regarding prison issues in the Prison Legal News, The Celling of America, The Journal of Prisoners, and the Columbus Free Press. I have served on numerous Board of Directors for local and national nonprofit corporations.

 

Currently residing in Columbus, OH, I recieved my Degree from Shawnee State University with dual majors in Real Estate and Management. I have been a prison activist for more than 40 years; my main interest now is establishing a continuous dialog on Restorative Justice.

Support Positions

Griffin Dolan
Filmographer

Enid Stouffer
Social Media Manager

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