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Leadership Team
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Founder &

Executive Director

Rev. L.M. "Ribbons" Harris has served specialized populations for over two decades. She was Executive Director of a community development corporation to address the needs of the marginalized, co-led the launch for Operation Starting Line, and served as Deputy Director of the National Prison Education Project. Rev. Harris has served as a police chaplain with specialization in critical incident stress management and psychological first aid. She was later appointed Ambassador of the Parliament of the World's Religions and Chair of the Bishop's Committee on Evangelism for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Currently, Rev. Harris serves as Founder and Executive Director of THE PARSONAGE PROJECT. She is a member and master-of-ceremonies of Grace Episcopal Church on Martha's Vineyard. Rev. Harris holds a MTS in theology and ethics as well as a BSLS in psychology and philosophy. She is also a memeber of CERT and holds CISM certification for critical incident response.



Vice President,

Development & Special Projects

Tiana Stowers Pearson is a mission, strategy, and data-driven leader with extensive experience in business, social responsibility, nonprofit and government administration. Her career accomplishments are centered around operations, program development, and innovative strategies addressing a range of race, community, and social justice issues, and the research and evaluation of policies at the intersection of equity, law, and behavioral health. She is committed to cultivating multidisciplinary and interagency relationships dedicated to outcomes that serve youth, families, and marginalized communities. Tiana holds a JD and joins THE PARSONAGE PROJECT as Vice President of Development and Special Projects.



Vice President,

Media & Communications

Tony Panaccio is a 35-year media veteran, with experience as a journalist, screenwriter, ghost writer, marketing professional, and publicist. Tony has developed motion picture and TV projects with talents such as Bob Zemeckis, Wes Craven, Larry Kasanoff and Chuck Russell. He was a marketing consultant for film producer Michael Uslan (Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight). As a publicist, Tony has repped clients like Stan Lee and William Shatner, and once ghosted speeches for Bill Gates. He is a producer with Lonesome Pine Productions and is also THE PARSONAGE PROJECT's VP of Media & Communications.

Our Partners
Our Board of Advisors

Megan Andry, M.A., L.P.C.

The Art of Dialogue

Rev. Dr. Allan Bevere, Ph.D., Th.M., M.Div.

Ashland Theological Seminary


Kim Black, B.F.A.

Grace Wealth Partners, LLC

Kelly Dumas, LCSW

Healing Hub of New York, Inc.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Harding, M.Div., M.ST.

Grace Episcopal Church of Martha’s Vineyard


Rev. Dr. David Latimore, Ph.D., D.Min., M.Div., A.B. 

Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies,

Princeton Theological Seminary

Hank  O'Donnell, M.P.A.

Expert Implementer, EOS Worldwide

Josh Richardson, M.S, M.A.

Brugmansia Ministries


The Rev. Dr. Storm Swain, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S.T.

United Lutheran Seminary


Rev. Dr. Erica VanBrakle, D.Min., M.Div.

MinistrElife, American Baptist Home Mission Societies


Rev. Dr. James Wells, D.Min., NHA., CStJ.

JHWells Consulting, LLC

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