Simmone Johnson directs Healthy Routines, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit based In South Carolina that also provides services in Georgia and New York City. She is a college educated LEAN certified project manager, and a process efficiency engineer with 20-years of experience. In addition to those qualifications, Simonne leverages her certifications as a trainer and program developer, to effectively manage global projects for international corporations. Simonne directs executives around the world in best practices to have their respective teams operating as proficiently and professionally as possible. She looks at all of the sequences of events around their team's processes and then she determines whether or not their processes add or reduce value. It is these invaluable skills and extensive experience that Simonne brings to bear in Healthy Routines' mission to be supremely effective in the educating people from low income communities.
Jay Holder, co-founded Healthy Routines in 2020. Jay is responsible for Healthy Routines‘ community and interorganizational partnerships throughout the nation. Jay also serves as Director, National Executive Council (NEC) at Columbia University’s Center for Justice. The NEC consist of business, nonprofit, and government executives in partnership with community leaders including system impacted people to foster community centered solutions for underserved neighborhoods.
The Center For Justice is a unique, complex research entity in which university faculty & students, community based partners, and formerly incarcerated scholars from organizations (such as Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison) are tasked with improving communities primarily through higher education. Jay has emerged as one of the country’s most innovative and established leaders in community building and the social justice field.
Erin Heald is a Temple University graduate, currently obtaining her Master’s in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.
Her interest in criminal legal reform and prison education programs stems from her research and academic work as well as previous professional experiences working to address causes and consequences of the criminal legal and prison systems in the United States (and internationally).
Brought onto the team in 2019, Erin serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Healthy Routines.
Sirica is a staff attorney in the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society. She represents youth aged 0 through 21 years old, who appear before Family Court on child welfare, juvenile delinquency and PINS (persons in need of supervision) matters in the Bronx County Family Court.
Sirica graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from Spelman College. While attending Spelman, Sirica served as a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Morehouse-Spelman Pre-Law Society and the National Political Science Honor Society. She received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, where she was awarded the Family Law Certificate for her dedication to the study of family law issues as well as her organization of community based activities in the greater metro D.C. area. She was also awarded the Pro Bono Scholar distinction for her commitment to serving underserved communities. During law school, Sirica served as the Community Service Co-Chair for the Family Certificate Program where she coordinated community service initiatives, partnering with various organizations in the D.C. area.
Sirica presently serves as the Co-Director of Legal Education for the National Executive Council (NEC) at Columbia University’s Center For Justice, member of the New York State Bar Association, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and the New Jersey Chapter of Spelman Alumnae.
Jonathan is the Associate Director of Curriculum at Healthy Routines and Director of Programs for the National Executive Council (NEC) at Columbia University’s Center for Justice. He completed his MFA in Fiction with a Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC) joint course of study at Columbia University in May 2020.
Jonathan is also an educator, translator, writer, and muralist from Highland Park, New Jersey. While attending Rutgers University, he began collaborating with community-based organizations, nonprofits, service providers, and municipalities throughout New Jersey and New York. He spent the next decade at the intersection of public art and community development, promoting Creative Placemaking and community-informed arts initiatives. He has over fifteen years of experience teaching and designing curriculum for students in elementary school, high school, and college, working extensively with first-generation college-bound youth. He is particularly interested in how to support non-traditional learners and develop classroom spaces that consider students partners in the teaching process.