Our Board of Directors includes:
Vanessa Nelson-Sloane, Executive Director; CEO and Co-Founder of Life Support Alliance Education Fund, (LSAEF), and the original Life Support Alliance (LSA) advocacy group. Vanessa holds degrees from Chico State in Political Science as well as Journalism. A veteran of more than 20 years in the prison reform movement, past member/Chairperson of several Inmate Family Councils as well as past member of Statewide Inmate Family Council. She is responsible for the editorial content of all publications of LSA. She is married to a former, recently paroled lifer and the aunt of a still incarcerated lifer.
Victor Abrunzo; Retired attorney, member of the Inmate Family Council at California Institute for Women (CIW) and standing member of the Statewide Inmate Family Council. Vic is also a member of the CDCR’s Gender Responsive Strategies committee. As a military veteran, Vic assists prisoners who are also veterans in a variety of VA related issues.
Bob Driscoll; Retired engineer, parent of a lifer and source extraordinaire on the DOM and Title 15. Bob is a former member of several Inmate Family Councils and a current member of Statewide Inmate Family council as well as a tireless prisoner advocate.
Gene Hein; Father of a lifer and small business owner.
Robin Gilmore; Parent of a lifer, Chairman of the Inmate Family Council at Folsom State Prison, former member of several Inmate family councils.
Mona Manley; Former Director, Prisoners Rights Union and mother of an incarcerated lifer
Cindy Jackson; Veteran of several Inmate Family Councils and Statewide Inmate Family Council, law student and mother of a LWOP prisoner