Kevin McCracken

Executive Director
Kevin has been working in fair chance employment for 22 years. In 2015 while volunteering for the California Reentry Program in San Quentin he met Diana Williams, Co-Founder of Prison to Employment Connection. They have maintained a strong working relationship since, with Kevin sitting on the Advisory Board, as well as volunteering for Employer Day. Kevin's passion for helping his fellow human beings is infectious. After years of helping to run one of the most successful Social Enterprises in the country, Social Imprints, Kevin was ready for a change. In 2022 he went from volunteer to Executive Director, bringing his network, belief in change, and desire to rebuild the system to P2EC. While you might find Kevin hosting large events to spread the word about the vital work of our program, he is most at home and inspired when delivering our unique curriculum to the participants in San Quentin.

Diana Williams

Founder & BOD Director
Diana founded Prison to Employment Connection to address one of the most important needs for incarcerated people released back into society: A Job. She began the program by writing a curriculum and reaching out to potential employers. She invited them to come into San Quentin to interview the men after they completed the classes. During the first session in 2014, Diana saw dramatic changes in the men. They not only articulated their skills well and interviewed beautifully, but they became hopeful about the future and came to value their self-worth. Being a part of that transformation was all Diana needed to dedicate the next 8 years to teaching job readiness skills and supporting her students. Diana brought her experience in non-profit development from the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City, and as the Director of Development at the Head-Royce School in Oakland and the Coral Reef Alliance in San Francisco. Diana holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York and is a Certified Life Coach. Working with Prison to Employment Connection is among the most rewarding and inspiring experiences in her life.
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Gabrielle Nicolet

Gabrielle is a criminal defense attorney based in Berkeley. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in English, she worked as a juvenile probation officer and professional writer, including becoming a Certified Professional Resume Writer. She ultimately decided to combine her interests in criminal justice and writing by pursuing a career in the legal field. In 2018, Gabrielle was accepted into the California State Bar's Law Office Study Program, a 4 year apprenticeship program that allows participants to pursue a law license without attending law school. After completing more than 3,500 hours of legal study and hands-on training, she successfully completed the program in 2022 and passed the California Bar Exam in February 2023. Gabrielle worked as a paralegal in state and federal criminal defense for over 6 years prior to opening her solo law practice. She is passionate about criminal justice and prison reform and has been a volunteer at San Quentin since 2015.

Sumer Schultze

Sumer is a school administrator currently living in San Francisco with her family. Although she now calls California home, I actually spent early years in Saudi Arabia and lived there until 1990, when her family relocated to Colorado. After completing school in Colorado, Sumer went on to study child development in college, which ultimately led her to her current career path. She is passionate about helping children learn and grow. When Sumer is not working, you can usually find her spending time with her family. Her husband and her have a wonderful 7-year-old son who keeps them on our toes and brings so much joy to our lives. They love exploring all that San Francisco has to offer, especially the beautiful parks and outdoor spaces.

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