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Board Of Directors

The leadership team of Restore Georgia.

Brendan Spaar

Executive Director

Brendan is the founder of Chrysalis Consulting LLC which provides technology solutions to small businesses and non-profits around Atlanta.  Brendan also serves as Board Member of the Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance and as a Justice Ambassador with Prison Fellowship Ministries.  He has testified at Georgia Senate Committee hearings on reentry related bills.  Each year Brendan coordinates the state wide Second Chance Month proclamation.

Andy Stein

Treasurer

Andrew (Andy) Stein is a veteran who served over 8 years, and a person forced to register who lives in Georgia. He has been actively volunteering for NARSOL, serving on the Technology Committee for 4 years. Shortly after discovering NARSOL, he joined several others in Georgia to form RSOL Georgia fighting to change the laws in the state. In 2017, he and a co-host started the Registry Matters podcast to provide very detailed information about the state of the registry, how to read, fight and interpret the legal framework. To challenge the current state of affairs. Since the podcast started, it has been downloaded nearly 30,000 times. 

Waleisah Wilson

Waleisah Wilson is a dedicated criminal justice reform activist and organizer. She staunchly supports efforts that address disability justice, ending solitary confinement and mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, ending the stigmas associated with having a criminal record and eliminating the unjust barriers to reentry, including across the board one size fits all registry laws and policies. Her passion stems from her personal struggles with reentry and is the reason why she founded NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc., a nonprofit organization that addresses the lack of direct employment services specifically for those with criminal convictions. Through her advocacy work and her active community involvement, she is known and respected as a fearless community leader and reentry expert.

Waleisah holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services, a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice. She currently works at the Southern Center for Human Rights as the Client Services Advocate.

Bill Paul

Managing Director

Bill attended Florida State University and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He is retired after 35 years as a Sales Manager with Hubbell Incorporated. Bill has served on the Board for a north Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes Association and currently serves as an Elder at a Baptist Church in Ellijay, Georgia.  Bill has been married to his wife Carole for 38 years, is a father of seven children, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather.

Beverly Cochran

Secretary

Beverly Cochran has more than 27 years in the business management field. She has a passion to make changes to the overbearing laws that affect registrants. Her career started as the Assistant to the Director of Flight Dispatch with Southern Airways and included 13 years in county government in a dual role of Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Certified County Clerk. Beverly served as a Chamber of Commerce Executive for 7 years. During her career she has served on quite a few boards such as United Way, Boys & Girls Club, American Business Women’s Association, WellStar (local), Coosa Valley Regional Development Center and the Coosawattee River Resort Board. Since retirement Beverly has been an advocate and board member for RSOL Georgia for approximately six years, which is now Restore Georgia.

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