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Allyson McKinney Timm

Founder and Executive Director

Allyson McKinney Timm (she/her) is a human rights lawyer, scholar, and faith leader with two decades of experience defending the dignity and rights of those on the margins, in the United States and globally. Her work promoting justice and equality has spanned the nonprofit, private, and academic sectors. After founding Justice Revival in 2017, Allyson was named “one of ten faith leaders to watch” by the Center for American Progress the following year. Her writing has appeared in Christian CenturySojourners, California Lawyer, The Independent, USA Today, Yale Divinity School’s Reflections magazine, and others.

As the Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School, Allyson taught and supervised students in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, investigating and analyzing issues such as early and forced marriage, human trafficking, religious liberty, and human rights to education and housing. While at Yale, she co-taught an undergraduate course in human rights and served as a guest speaker and consultant on issues at the intersection of human rights and religion. During her time in New Haven, she earned a Master of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School, where she co-led the Women’s Center and organized a symposium on campus sexual assault.

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Ellie Hutchison Cervantes

Communications Manager

Ellie Hutchison Cervantes (she/her) is a mission-driven communicator with over seven years of experience mobilizing support for immigrants’ rights, economic development, and other causes. She is passionate about uniting spirituality and justice and has contributed to the work of local, national, and international faith-based organizations in advancing change.

Originally from the Midwest, Ellie now calls many places home—having lived, studied, and volunteered across the U.S. as well as in England, Cambodia, Hungary, and Mexico. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys traveling, learning Spanish, and facilitating an intergenerational community of Catholic Sisters and spiritual seekers called “Nuns and Nones.” Ellie holds a B.A. in International Development from Calvin University and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary.

Jack Siegel

Communications & Fundraising Intern, Spring 2023

Jack Siegel (he/him) is a student of politics and music at the University of Virginia (Class of 2025). At UVA, he is deeply involved in student debate and has written for the Virginia Undergraduate Law Review as well as the Cavalier Daily, UVA’s foremost student news organization. In his hometown of Collierville, TN, he earned the title of Eagle Scout and campaigned for justice with local advocacy groups. Driven by his faith and values, Jack is eager to support the ever-crucial goal of human rights through his time at Justice Revival.

Our Board of Directors

Lori Adams-Brown

Board Member

Lori Adams-Brown is a combination of international speaker, business executive, podcaster and relief and development expert. She hosts the top 5% global podcast A World of Difference, celebrating humanity’s unique differences and encouraging us all to make a difference around the world together.  Since growing up as a missionary kid in international schools in Costa Rica and Venezuela, Lori has spent her career working in Indonesia, Singapore and the San Francisco Bay Area.  She worked in disaster relief in the 2004 Indonesian tsunami where she consulted with the UN coordination efforts, and she has spoken to audiences in Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela and around the US. Lori served as a missionary in Asia, and a pastor in Silicon Valley. She believes deeply that we need a diversity of perspectives to solve the greatest challenges of our day. So, she has learned to speak 6 languages that bring a rare multicultural perspective into her speaking, training, coaching, and business consulting in Silicon Valley where she lives with her husband, 3 teens and Singaporean rescue dog.

Lateisha Garrett

Board Treasurer 

Teisha Garrett hails from Powhatan, Virginia, and is a graduate of James Madison University where she earned a degree in English and Political Communications. After college, Teisha moved to Washington, D.C. to make the world a better place and focused on fundraising from major and grassroots donors.

Teisha has spent most of her career mobilizing and engaging people to support political candidates, advocacy organizations, issues, and nonprofits. As a fundraiser, she has raised over $100 million from email, direct mail, phones, events, and campaigns. She is consistently called on to serve as an advisor on project implementation, strategy, recruiting, and messaging.

Teisha also serves on the boards of the Alexandria Commission for Women and Virginia’s List, chairs the board of the Vola Lawson Breast Cancer Fund, and is an active member of Alfred Street Baptist Church. In her spare time, she can be found wandering around Alexandria, cheering on a Washington sports team, voraciously consuming books, or baking cupcakes.

Jennifer Gee

Board Chair
Jennifer Gee is a professional coach who believes everyone has the ability to create lives and careers that are meaningful and intentional. Prior to coaching, Jen spent over 25 years in the corporate and employee communications field with both small and large companies and she continues to do communications consulting.
Jen is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently serving on the Session (board) of Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. She also serves on her church personnel and racial equity teams and volunteers with the children’s and youth ministries. She is an ally member of the San Francisco Black & Jewish Unity Coalition which works to bring systemic change to address racial and economic inequalities.
Originally from the small mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona, Jen sees herself as a global citizen, having lived in six countries and traveled widely. She believes the world would be better off if everyone understood that despite our different languages, cultures and life experiences, we have so much in common as human beings and that we are all beloved children of God.

Erin Grayson

Board Secretary

Erin Grayson is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has served PCUSA and United Church of Christ congregations in Connecticut and Washington state. Erin’s ministry includes preaching, teaching, facilitating small groups, and organizing retreats. Pastorally, Erin is committed to building up and inspiring communities of faith to live according to Jesus’ great commandment: to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself.

Erin also serves as president of her local Interfaith Council and as an executive board member of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. Before divinity school, she interned in the press room in the U.S. State Department, worked for Human Rights Watch, and conducted research on the Rwandan genocide at the Carter Center, where she also served the conflict resolution team.

Erin and her husband Tony have three great kids, Aiden, Corinne, and Caleb. You can follow Erin’s musings and creative writing at, where she reflects on the art of faithful living.

Lisa Sharon Harper

Board Member

Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a groundbreaking consulting group that crafts experiences that bring common understanding and common commitments that lead to common action toward a more just world. Lisa is a public theologian whose writing, speaking, activism and training has sparked and fed the fires of re-formation in the church from Ferguson and Charlottesville to South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Ireland. Lisa’s book, The Very Good Gospel was named 2016 “Book of the Year” and the Huffington Post identified Lisa as one of 50 Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day. Her much anticipated book, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family And The World–And How To Repair It All, is now available!

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