Our Leadership Group
Dedication and passion guide our team toward fulfilling the mission of transforming Returning Citizens into Restored Citizens and making a true difference helping them reintegrate successfully back into their communities.
Jeffrey Daniels is an Emeritus Professor and former administrator at the Ohio State University. He has lived in Franklin County, Ohio, for 37 years and is a member of the United Methodist Church for All People in South Columbus member.
Jeff has volunteered in faith-based programs at Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) and Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) since 2014. He served on two Kairos Weekend teams at Marion Correctional Institution and led a Kairos Weekend on Death Row at CCI. He volunteered in the HorizonPrison Initiative at CCI (2014-2015), participated in “Stepping Up to Courageous Manhood,” and acted as the primary facilitator for Life Builders at CCI. The Life Builders program led to the formation of the Welcome Home for Life Network.
Jeff has also served as a teacher and support group facilitator for the Franklin County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He is a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid. He was awarded the Charleta B. Tavares Champion Award for volunteering with NAMI. He is dedicated to serving less fortunate people in his community and state.
Dr. Keith B. Holten, Secretary/Treasurer, is one of the Founding Board Members of the Welcome Home for Life Network. He has served as a Guide in the Life Builders Program at Chillicothe Correctional Institute since it began in 2017. He has enjoyed the opportunity to walk alongside his Brothers in Christ during their reentry into our communities.
Keith is a retired Family Physician with over 25 years of experience in Healthcare Leadership. In addition to his Medical Degree, he earned a Master of Medical Management Degree from University of Southern California.
Keith is passionate about the effectiveness of the non-profit business sector.
He is principal of his consulting company, KBHealthcare Strategies LLC, where he advises healthcare organizations on operations, strategic planning, and leadership development. He serves as a Board member of the Heart of the City Foundation and serves in leadership positions at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Columbus, OH, where he is a member. He serves as Adjuvant Professor at Florida Southwestern State College, where he teaches non-profit management and other courses in the School of Business and Technology.
Chris is a Replenishment Buyer at RDP Food Service in Columbus, OH. Born in Columbus, OH, he moved to the Denver, CO area with his family. There he graduated from Fredrick High School and moved back to the Buckeye State in 2006 to help care for his grandfather.
In 2018, Chris went to prison to serve out his sentence, being released early for Judicial Release. He got his second chance working for a local produce company, Sanfillipo Produce, as a jack-of-all-trades. His experience helped him to attain his current position at RDP, another business in the food industry.
Chris has always felt the drive to help others; combined with his life experiences, he wants to help others get a second chance in life and work. He has been involved in the Welcome Home for Life network since 2018.
In his free time, Chris loves to play video games, fiddle around the house, help his family and friends, and spend time with his girlfriend and their dog.
Rev. Mark Hollinger
Mark is a retired pastor in the United Methodist Church. He is an ordained elder of the Methodist church and served in four church appointments over 23 years in Northwest Ohio.
He has experienced incarceration in that he served time in several county and city jails in Ohio before getting into recovery for drug and alcohol addiction.
Mark has a compassion and connection for prison ministry and has been involved in prison ministry through Kairos and local jails where he was appointed.
He was a part of the recovery community in both Lima and Findlay and served on the recovery house team in Findlay through Hancock County ADAMHS Board. (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services)
Henry L. Lee, Jr.
Henry is a Restored Citizen and a member of various associations advocating for change in restorative justice. He has served on numerous non-profit organizations as a mentor, instructor, and advisor.
As a member of restorative justice, his goal is to have offenders understand the action and harm they caused, then give them every opportunity to redeem themselves in service to God and their communities.
Henry works tirelessly with Restored Citizens because he believes it's important for them to have mentors to assist them in building a partnership with the communities and establishing a more accepting world for all.
Teresa Daniels became involved in mental health education and serving those released from incarceration over ten years ago.
Teresa served as Executive Assistant to four Deans during her 30 years at The Ohio State University. While at OSU, Teresa earned a Master's Degree in Social Work, which included internships with The Ohio Attorney General's Opioid Task Force and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio.
Teresa is currently the Suicide Prevention Programs Coordinator at LOSS Community Services, a nonprofit supporting survivors of suicide and providing education around prevention.
She is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and a certified facilitator of NAMI's Family to Family and Peer to Peer programs.
Teresa is committed to eliminating stigma and bias around mental health, incarceration, immigrants and refugees, and other marginalized communities.