The Leadership Team

Kelvin Manurs

Executive Director

Kelvin Manurs is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, a Returning Citizen from Incarceration and a U.S. Army Veteran, who has had many successes and challenges in his life.  After high school he entered the military where he served during Desert Storm.  Toward the end of his service, he began to struggle greatly and used drugs and alcohol to cope.


He went to numerous treatment programs through the Veterans Administration and in the private sector while continuing to struggle with his addiction, and the pain of transitioning into an uncertain life. Finally getting clean after seventeen years of addiction, Kelvin found himself still enamered with the criminal lifestyle.  Kelvin was arrested in 2009 and servered five years in prison, it was during those five years of incarceration that Kelvin was able to find, “The Place where He Belonged”. It was in active participation in the lives of Returning Citizens from Incarceration and Veterans, that he found his purpose.   


Through spiritual guidance, Kelvin started a program and curriculum for incarcerated drug dealers like himself, called Arm & Arm. Now this program has developed into a non-profit corporation, a resource and support system for all Returning Citizens from Incarceration in the state of Virginia.  Kelvin is also striving to see his vision spread across the United States.


Jenise Harrell

CEO, The Marilyn Experience, LLC

GW Alumna

Social Activist

Zipporah McCoy

Intake Coordinator

According to Jeremiah 31, God loves us with an everlasting love.  Not only does God love us but God also desires to have a personal relationship with us (John 15:13-17).  It is this Agape love that Zipporah Denise McCoy displays when advocating for those who are marginalized and oppressed within society.  Zipporah believes her assigned task is to intercede for others, collaborate, teach and obtain a graduate degree in Sociology from Howard University. Her research interest is formerly incarcerated African American men in higher education. While pursuing a Ph.D. at Howard University, Zipporah was an adjunct professor of Sociology at Prince George’s. She is presently an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College and Special Assistant to the Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. 

She has earned a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (RVA); a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary Presbyterian School of Christian Education (RVA); a Bachelor of Science in Pre-school, Elementary and Special Education from Temple University (PA); an Associates in Liberal Arts from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community (RVA) and an Associates in Early Childhood Development from Tyler Community College (CVA).  She has also obtain certificates in Clinical Pastoral Education from the University of Virginia Health System and Qualitative, Quantative, and Multivariate Research from NAEP-Howard Statistics and Evaluation Institute.  Zipporah is a FlAS Fellow studying Amharic at Howard University Center for African Studies.

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Anthony Selby

Mr. Selby is the Founder of Exodus Communications and Consulting. His life’s work has been in civic and community service. Committed to assisting others and watching people succeed, Mr. Selby has worked with local, state and national governments and committees to ensure that the critical needs were met, and that assisting hands were available.

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