Harold Dean Trulear serves as Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Howard University, where he is also president of the Gamma of DC chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also Director of the Healing Communities Prison Ministry and Prisoner Reentry Project. Healing Communities has been implemented in over 20 sites nationally and is supported by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement of the Open Society Institute. A graduate of Morehouse College (BA) and Drew University (PhD), Dr.
Michael E. Zagury, MPA, CGMS is the principal officer of MJZagury & Associates LLC, a Risk andResource Management consulting firm. He is a retired police captain with 39 years of public safetyexperience including police, fire, emergency medical services and emergency management.>Mike is a Certified Grants Management Specialist and provides national training & technicalassistance to federal, state, local and tribal governmental agencies, as well as non-profit andgrassroots community service organizations.
Richard A. Hobson: Lieutenant (retired) Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC. Mr. Hobson's tenure with the MPD included assignments in patrol operations; crime scene investigation; criminal investigations; tactical and undercover operations; training operations; curriculum development; and task force development, operations and management.
Wayne E. Rawlins, a community justice and community economic development consultant, has assisted hundreds of communities nationwide in developing, implementing, and evaluating successful community revitalization, anti-violence, and ex-offender reentry strategies. During his tenure as the site coordinator for Miami’s Weed and Seed (1997 – 2002), Rawlins received national acclaim and was honored with the Director’s Award from both the U.S. Department of Justice/Community Capacity Development Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigations in Washington, DC.