Michael Harrison, Superintendent, New Orleans Police Department
La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Margaret Simms, Director of Low-Income Working Families Initiative, Urban Institute
Mark Walters, Community Organizer, The Micah Project
With Jarvis DeBerry, Columnist, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Jarvis DeBerry is editorial writer and columnist for NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune.
Michael S. Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), on October 14, 2014, by Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu.
La June Montgomery Tabron
La June Montgomery Tabron is President and CEO of The W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Margaret Simms is an Institute fellow in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where she directs the Low-Income Working Families project. A nationally recognized expert on the economic well-being of African Americans, her current work focuses on low-income families, with an emphasis on employment and asset building.
As a person that has been incarcerated and changed his life, Mark understands the struggles of that transition. Mark’s work focus with the Micah Project is Criminal Justice and Re-Entry, which seeks to empower individuals who have been recently released from prison and to remove the barriers that they face as they work to be re-integrated into society.