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Meet Anthony Graves

Founder of Anthony Graves Foundation Criminal Justice Changemaker

Anthony Graves spent 18 ½ years incarcerated for a murder he knew nothing about. Twelve of those years were spent in hellish conditions on Texas’ Death Row. He was freed and exonerated on October 27, 2010. Today, Anthony brings optimism and his unique perspective to the challenge of reforming our broken criminal justice system.

Through multiple execution dates and the challenges of keeping his soul intact, Anthony saw the worst that Texas had to offer. He was railroaded by police officers and Texas Rangers who fabricated evidence, lied in court, and manipulated witnesses. He endured a prosecutor -now disbarred for what a federal court called “egregious prosecutorial misconduct” - who hid evidence, bent the law, and pursued an unjust death sentence.

In prison, Anthony reflected on a broken system that allows young men and women to languish under harsh sentences. Every night on Death Row, he planned for the day he’d walk out of prison a free man. He planned to bring change to a system so often unfair to those who come before. He planned for the Anthony Graves Foundation and the good work it is doing today.

Please join the Anthony Graves Foundation in fulfilling Anthony’s purpose of creating a criminal justice system that treats people fairly, strives for equality, and respects the humanity of the guilty and innocent alike.

Board of directors

The Anthony Graves Foundation Board of Directors is in a growth phase, and as we expand the slots on the Board we welcome interested parties to join the BOD for a 2-year term. While a passion for justice is the #1 requirement, we seek a diverse collection of policy skills on our Board including, but not limited to post-conviction law, forensics, government relations, media relations, non-profit management, fundraising and financial management. Contact carmen@anthonygravesfoundation.org to express your interest.

Carmen Roe

Chairman

Carmen Roe received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Houston and later her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Ms. Roe has always been interested in, and focused on, criminal defense and criminal appeals. Before opening her own law practice, Ms. Roe interned at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and clerked for Schneider & McKinney, a Houston law firm that concentrates on post-conviction relief.

Carmen Roe

Chairman

Carmen Roe received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Houston and later her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Ms. Roe has always been interested in, and focused on, criminal defense and criminal appeals. Before opening her own law practice, Ms. Roe interned at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and clerked for Schneider & McKinney, a Houston law firm that concentrates on post-conviction relief.

Patrick F.McCann

Patrick F.McCann is an attorney in solo practice in Houston Texas. He has been licensed since 1995. His practice focuses on criminal law at trial, appeal,and post-conviction. He is certified to handle death penalty cases at trial, on direct appeal, and in habeas in state and federal courts. He has handled over fifty death penalty cases at both state and federal levels.

Patrick F.McCann

Patrick F.McCann is an attorney in solo practice in Houston Texas. He has been licensed since 1995. His practice focuses on criminal law at trial, appeal,and post-conviction. He is certified to handle death penalty cases at trial, on direct appeal, and in habeas in state and federal courts. He has handled over fifty death penalty cases at both state and federal levels.

Cecelia Prewett

Cecelia joined the Anthony Graves Foundation board in 2017. After meeting Anthony in 2016, she volunteered her strategy and communications skills to assist Anthony’s vision for the wrongful convictions work. Passionate about working for criminal justice reform, Cecelia is also active with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and the Center of Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Cecelia is currently a Senior Vice President at SKDKnickerbroker, a public affairs firm.

Cecelia Prewett

Cecelia joined the Anthony Graves Foundation board in 2017. After meeting Anthony in 2016, she volunteered her strategy and communications skills to assist Anthony’s vision for the wrongful convictions work. Passionate about working for criminal justice reform, Cecelia is also active with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and the Center of Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Cecelia is currently a Senior Vice President at SKDKnickerbroker, a public affairs firm.

Advisory Board

Will Nuckols

Advisory Board Member

Will brings his policy knowledge, political acumen and organizational skills to his role on the Advisory Board at the Anthony Graves Foundation. “After meeting Anthony Graves and hearing first hand about the layers upon layers of errors and injustices too often found in America’s justice system, I knew I had to find a way to help.”A scientist by training and a policy wonk and communicator by practice, Will’s top accomplishments are characterized by his ability to locate and focus experts from diverse fields and find a path through legal, structural or political obstacles others have ...

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Will Nuckols

Advisory Board Member

Will brings his policy knowledge, political acumen and organizational skills to his role on the Advisory Board at the Anthony Graves Foundation. “After meeting Anthony Graves and hearing first hand about the layers upon layers of errors and injustices too often found in America’s justice system, I knew I had to find a way to help.”A scientist by training and a policy wonk and communicator by practice, Will’s top accomplishments are characterized by his ability to locate and focus experts from diverse fields and find a path through legal, structural or political obstacles others have found impenetrable.

His work bringing multiagency teams together has resulted in awards and commendations from industry, Members of Congress, the Assistant Secretary of the Army, and the President of the United States.

A native of Virginia, schooled at the College of William and Mary, University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina, he has resided in the Washington, DC, metro area since 1998. His work brings federal, state, and local governments together with NGOs to solve a range of issues ranging from tracking and enhancing government performance to getting more impact from our military training dollars. From 2015-2016 he stepped away from his consulting practice and served on the minority staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The bulk of his technical expertise lies in the energy and environment fields, but he is eagerly sinking his teeth into criminal justice issues through his advisory work at AGF.

His skills in strategic communications and his experience as a spokesperson for federal and NGO organizations have resulted in his appearances on international, national and regional TV. Radio interviews of Will have appeared several times on National Public Radio in the United States, on the Canadian Broadcast Company, and on stations in Australia and Europe. Articles about Will’s work have appeared in print in numerous publications in several languages.

He has worked with a number of non-profit groups, and served as the Director for Policy for the Man in the Sea Memorial Monument, Executive Director for Eco-Tan - a non profit environmental organization, and served as the Director for Public Affairs for Team 4MIL – a component of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Since 1998 he has served as the Principal of W.H. Nuckols Consulting, an environmental policy, government relations and strategic communications company, currently located in National Harbor, Maryland.

Anna Feagan

Advisory Board Member

Anna is a digital and social media strategist consulting the world’s largest advertisers while residing in New York City. Her portfolio includes world-renowned brands, Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns and advocacy organizations. Anna utilizes her mass advertising expertise in raising awareness for Anthony Graves Foundation, a mission she firmly believes in. Hailing from Columbus, NC, a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, Anna is passionate about criminal justice reform and securing equal rights for all. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in History and a ...

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Anna Feagan

Advisory Board Member

Anna is a digital and social media strategist consulting the world’s largest advertisers while residing in New York City. Her portfolio includes world-renowned brands, Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns and advocacy organizations. Anna utilizes her mass advertising expertise in raising awareness for Anthony Graves Foundation, a mission she firmly believes in. Hailing from Columbus, NC, a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, Anna is passionate about criminal justice reform and securing equal rights for all. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in History and a Multimedia degree from the School of Media and Journalism.

Saunji Fyffe

Advisory Board Member

Saunji has more than 25 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently, Saunji works at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as the Director of Capacity Building. In her role she is responsible for strategic and high-level planning, management and evaluation of grant funded projects and program activities that advance NAMI’s mission at all levels (national, state and local). Prior to joining NAMI Saunji was a researcher at the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy where she worked on a number of projects with specific emphasis on strengthening the capacity of nonprofit and ...

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Saunji Fyffe

Advisory Board Member

Saunji has more than 25 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently, Saunji works at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as the Director of Capacity Building.  In her role she is responsible for strategic and high-level planning, management and evaluation of grant funded projects and program activities that advance NAMI’s mission at all levels (national, state and local). Prior to joining NAMI Saunji was a researcher at the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy where she worked on a number of projects with specific emphasis on strengthening the capacity of nonprofit and government organizations to deliver effective and high quality programs and services.  Additionally, Saunji was an organizational development leader at several nonprofit trade associations. In this capacity her work involved developing leadership and management development programs; consulting with senior leadership and management on strategic planning and budgeting activities; and advising senior management teams on process improvement efforts. Education: Ph.D. Virginia Tech, M.P.A. George Mason University, B.A. University of Virginia.

Tim Neill

Advisory Board Member

Tim Neill is an entrepreneur and strategist with more than 15 years of experience in developing and executing strategic plans that drive rapid growth and margin and improve business performance, brand awareness and market positioning. He helps brands grow their digital marketing by enhancing user experience, establishing e-commerce platforms, and using SEO to optimize their performance and online rankings. With a wide range of clients, the scope of Tim’s expertise has ranged from technology companies in the retail and consumer product field, health care, global consulting, and hosting and cloud markets. As a principal at ...

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Tim Neill

Advisory Board Member

Tim Neill is an entrepreneur and strategist with more than 15 years of experience in developing and executing strategic plans that drive rapid growth and margin and improve business performance, brand awareness and market positioning. He helps brands grow their digital marketing by enhancing user experience, establishing e-commerce platforms, and using SEO to optimize their performance and online rankings. With a wide range of clients, the scope of Tim’s expertise has ranged from technology companies in the retail and consumer product field, health care, global consulting, and hosting and cloud markets. As a principal at boutique firms and agencies, Tim has developed strategies and programs for brands that include Marriott International, Tata, NewBrandAnalytics, DuPont Fabros, Tyco, BlueCrossBlueShield, Preferred Hotels, Pew, The Washington Post, Nando’s PERi-PERi, Dr.Dünner, Transpar Group of Companies, mindSHIFT, and CuttingEdge CA. Among other things, he also serves as a board member or advisor to a number of Washington, DC based companies.

Colette Victor

Advisory Board Member

Colette Victor is the Director of C.H.O.I.C.E.S. She holds a Bachelors degree from Trinity Bible University and is a candidate for her Masters degree. She also has her Counseling Diploma from Light University. Colette has been active in the ministry since 2002. She worked within her Church directing a care community outreach ministry for over five years and has provided counseling through her own ministry. Her focus has been to counsel and work with women and young girls helping them pursue their vocation, calling, purpose, and position in life, helping to instill hope that any ...

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Colette Victor

Advisory Board Member

Colette Victor is the Director of C.H.O.I.C.E.S.  She holds a Bachelors degree from Trinity Bible University and is a candidate for her Masters degree. She also has her  Counseling Diploma from Light University. Colette has been active in the ministry since 2002. She worked within her Church directing a care community outreach ministry for over five years and has provided counseling through her own ministry. Her focus has been to counsel and work with women and young girls helping them pursue their vocation, calling, purpose, and position in life, helping to instill hope that any person can overcome the past and create a better future for themselves. 

Carrie Kitay

Advisory Board Member

Carrie Kitay is the Program Director for C.H.O.I.C.E.S. She is responsible for the day to day management and operation of the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Center. Carrie holds a Doctorate degree in Psychology (Ph.D.) from the Institute of Theology and Christian Therapy and an AA degree in Human Services. As a former Administrator at a battered women’s shelter and as a counselor in private practice, she has provided mediation and counseling, to over 6000 men, women, and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and post-traumatic stress. She has helped women from abusive relationships, failed marriages ...

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Carrie Kitay

Advisory Board Member

Carrie Kitay is the Program Director for C.H.O.I.C.E.S.  She is responsible for the day to day management and operation of the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Center.  Carrie holds a Doctorate degree in Psychology (Ph.D.) from the Institute of Theology and Christian Therapy and an AA degree in Human Services.  As a former Administrator at a battered women’s shelter and as a counselor in private practice, she has provided mediation and counseling, to over 6000 men, women, and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and post-traumatic stress.  She has helped women from abusive relationships, failed marriages, and incarceration transition to a safer, healthier, and more productive environment.

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