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Allyson McKinney Timm

Founder and Executive Director

Allyson McKinney Timm 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 Sojourners, 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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Patrick Carolan

Board Member

Patrick Carolan is a lifelong activist who has been involved in justice issues since helping to organize a Vietnam War protest in high school. He has organized rallies and hunger fasts, and has been arrested many times for non-violent direct action. Patrick has also been a union organizer, serving as president of a state employee union in Connecticut for several years.

Patrick previously served as the executive director of the Franciscan Action Network and co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and the Faithful Democracy Coalition. He coordinates Catholic outreach for Vote Common Good, writes a regular article for Franciscan media, and has been published in several other media outlets.

Patrick is the fourth son of Irish Catholic immigrants, who came to the United States in 1950. Patrick currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Stella. He and Stella have been foster parents and adopted two children from foster care in addition to having two biological children.

Derick Dailey

Board Treasurer

Derick Dailey is an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware. He works in the Civil Division and is Chief of the Financial Litigation Unit for the Wilmington office. Prior to his service as a federal prosecutor, Derick was a litigation attorney at a national firm where he worked on commercial matters in state and federal courts.

Derick graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Stein Scholar for Ethics. In law school Derick served as the James E. Johnson Legal Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and as Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Derick graduated from Yale University with a Master of Arts in religion and a concentration in Black religion in the African Diaspora. Before graduate school, Derick taught 5th and 6th grade with Teach for America.

Derick has served two terms as a board member for Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute. He is currently an executive committee board member for the National Yale Black Alumni Association. He is a lifelong member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Lateisha Garrett

Board Member

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 and capacity 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), serves on her church personnel team, and recently chaired the 18-month search for a new pastor and head of staff. She volunteers regularly with community nonprofits that serve disadvantaged youth and is part of the San Francisco Black-Jewish & Allies Unity Group working to bring systemic change to address racial and economic inequalities.

Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona and currently residing in San Francisco, California, 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 and cultures, we have much in common as human beings and 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 erinkgrayson.com, where she reflects on the art of faithful living.

Our Volunteers

Darryle Aldridge

Darryle Aldridge is Justice Revival’s current Communications & Fundraising Intern. A third-year at the University of Virginia, Darryle is double majoring in English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He is a Senior Writer and Social Media Manager for The Cavalier Daily, UVA’s student newspaper, where he covers arts and entertainment.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
I’m passionate about human rights first and foremost because, as a general rule, it’s important that everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Secondly, as someone who holds various marginalized identities, having my rights as a human recognized and valued is essential in how I navigate my everyday life.

Kolten Ellis

Kolten Ellis has authored a series of book reviews for Justice Revival, on works at the intersection of Christianity and human rights. A law student at Washington University in St. Louis, Kolten is interested in the relationship between law, ethics, and the Christian faith. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from Rollins College, where he led small group bible studies with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
I am passionate about human rights because Christ tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves. The language of human rights provides a rich framework to apply that command in ethics, law, and politics, because denying people’s rights is to deny their status as recipients of God’s love and persons who bear his image.

Kimberley Gordy

Kimberley Gordy, Justice Revival’s first graduate ministry intern, is pursuing her Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary. She arrived there after eight years in higher education admissions and counseling. Her ministry interests include “chaplaincy and somatic psychology as vehicles to support healing from grief and trauma, particularly for members of oppressed communities.” Kimberley has done extensive work on Justice Revival’s equal rights initiative.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
I realize that, as a black woman, if I were born in a different time, I would not be able to fully live out the liberties and rights I currently enjoy. I feel the truth of numerous scriptural reminders for us to treat one another in a way that mirrors the image of God, an impetus for the way I live my life. I am passionate about human rights because the preferences of others should not impede the way someone attempts to live out the life God has given them.

Lindsey Kirchoff

Lindsey Kirchhoff is currently in school at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. Prior to law school, she served as a U.S. Air Force officer for eight years and earned a master’s degree in philosophy at Boston College. Justice Revival’s mission and vision align with Lindsey’s desire to explore how restorative justice and peacemaking can bridge the divides facing our country.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
People matter! I believe people are created in the image of God with dignity and infinite worth. Human rights acknowledge that dignity in a practical way. As a Christian, I have a calling to love my neighbor, and advocating for human rights is a tangible way I can fulfill that calling.

Mary Katherine McCullough

Mary Katherine McCullough was Justice Revival’s first undergraduate summer intern. She is currently attending the University of Virginia as a Public Policy & English major. Active in her women’s chorus and sorority on campus, Mary Katherine’s work focuses on communications and donor relations.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
I am passionate about human rights because I believe that every person is created by God and deserves to be respected, loved, and treated with dignity.

Charlie Palladino

Charlie is a Legal Fellow at Justice Revival, researching a range of international human rights topics from healthcare to housing. Previously, Charlie was a Legal Fellow at the Good Food Institute and a Legal Intern at the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project. He also conducted research on climate change adaptation strategies at the Georgetown Climate Center. Charlie holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Philosophy from Ashland University.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
I am passionate about human rights because they provide a powerful framework for oppressed people around the world to stand in solidarity and hold governments and other actors accountable when they fail to respect and protect the dignity inherent to each human being.

Rich Rawson

Educated at Notre Dame and Rutgers Law School, Rich Rawson is a retired corporate executive and general counsel (Lucent Technologies). He and his wife are active in service and justice ministries at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia, where they reside; Rich has authored a number of blog posts on racial justice for Justice Revival.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
As I’ve gone through life I’ve recognized how incredibly fortunate my circumstances have been, from childhood through retirement. And I’ve also recognized how many people around the world are denied the chance to make the most of their life’s circumstances, whatever they are. Not just because of bad luck or misfortune, but because someone decided to deprive them of their fundamental rights as human beings. Whether that involved discrimination or depriving a person of their possessions, their freedoms, or their life, we need to confront them. Ignoring injustice is a decision to deny justice.

Kaylee Reid

Kaylee is a communications volunteer for Justice Revival, working on various marketing, graphic design, and communication strategy projects. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Union University where she studied Public Relations and Political Science. Kaylee has previously worked in corporate marketing and church communications.

Why are you passionate about human rights?
As a Christian, I believe it’s vital to recognize the inherent value and dignity in every human. As a person who grew up in very privileged circumstances, I never want to take for granted what I have. I hope to use my gifts to work for justice and equity.

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