I am a retired social worker who has worked in the fields of mental health and chronic disease. I have been an educator and a director of a social service agency. I am volunteering for RISE because I have seen first hand how people with mental and/or physical health conditions end up in the criminal justice system because of societal barriers imposed upon them. I hope to support RISE participants in breaking down some of these barriers. I am married to Steve, an attorney. We have two children. Jayne in Minneapolis and Andrew in Washington DC.