United We Stand
Our staff and board represents a cross section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Board of Directors
Micheal Taahir Prather, Chairman of the Board
Micheal Prather is employed at Costco Warehouse in Georgia. He is one of the co-founders of Timelist Group. Mr. Pratherl has played an instrumental role in the formulation of many of the program modules and establishing a presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to being a father and grandfather, he spends a lot of his time mentoring and being a support to many formerly incarcerated men and women.
Yusef-Andre Wiley, CEO
Yusef-Andre Willey is the creator and co-founder of Timelist Group. He also has assisted several reentry start-up organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, was a former Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission of the City of Union City, and sat on Alameda County reentry panels and advisory boards. He earned an A.A. Degree in Small Business Management as well as Paralegal Degree. Yusef-Andrew is an author and a certified speaker, trainer and life coach of the John Maxwell Team. He is also Lead Consultant at YW Consultants.
Sampson J. Wiley
Sampson Wiley is the father of Yusef-Andre Wiley and a retired chartered engineer for Los Angeles School District. He implemented the certificate program that allowed Yusef-Andre to establish the self-help services within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Sampson is a well-respected leader in South Los Angeles and the christian church community. For more than 60 years he has been a servant of the people, dedicated leader, mentor, counselor and choir director. Today, he continues to be an advocate for change in the community and engaged member of Timelist Group.
Katey Gilbert is a criminal defense attorney appointed to represent mostly life-term prisoners inside the California prison system. She represents clients at their parole consideration hearings. Her office is located in San Francisco, CA. As a board member she serves as a legal advisor and liaison between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation regarding programs, services and policy compliance.
Gehad Massoud holds a B.A. Degree in Sociology and is an outreach worker and organizer for RISE Coalition in Fremont California. Since her college years, she has passionately engaged in social justice issues. She worked as intern for Tayba Foundation to assist incarcerated students with distance-learning courses. Gehad is currently works for Alameda County Social Services Agency as an Eligibility Services Technician.
Hai Nguyen is a co-founder of Timelist Group. In the inception of the organization, Hai offered support to life-term prisoners regarding case law. After nearly 19 years of imprisonment, he was released in 2014 at the age of 33. He has since moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to be with his family and is loving the swamp life.
Sgt. Steve Mendez (VACANT)
Sgt. Mendez was born and raised in Union City. He attended Searles Elementary, Barnard White Middle, and James Logan High School. Sgt. Mendez began his career at the Union City Police Department as Volunteer Police Explorer in 1986. He was hired as a full time cadet in 1989, a Prisoner Transport Officer (PTO) in 1991, and as a Police Officer in 1997. During his career, Sgt. Mendez has been a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI), Hostage Negotiator (HNT), SWAT Team Member, Bicycle Patrol Instructor, Police Explorer Advisor, and is currently the Sergeant of the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (C.O.P.P.S). As an officer, his assignments included Patrol, Union Landing C.O.P.P.S., the Decoto District C.O.P.P.S. Officer, and Investigations. As the current supervisor of the C.O.P.P.S. unit, this includes overseeing the Logan School Resource Officer (SRO) and the officers assigned to Union Landing. Sgt. Mendez has also been a member of the board of directors for Centro De Servicios since 2003. When he is not at work, Sgt. Mendez enjoys spending time with his family and his pets. As a hobby, Sgt. Mendez rebuilds and restores antique bicycles.
Pastor Bryan Murphy (VACANT)
Pastor Murphy is a long time member of SBCC. He was a volunteer with the youth ministry for 6 years before beginning his theological education at Fuller Theological Seminary. Pastor Murphy received his Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller in September of 2008. He has been on the Pastoral Staff since 2006, previously serving as Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor prior to accepting his current call in the fall of 2010.
Pastor Murphy has been married to his beautiful and loving wife Stacy for twelve years. They have three wonderful children: Shalice, Eric and Darrion and one grandchild: Braylon. His primary interest outside of his family and ministry are bass fishing and music production.