Board of Directors

Executive Director
Brittany K. Byrd is an attorney and Executive Director at GEM. Combining her passion to help others with her experience as the daughter of an incarcerated mother, Brittany tirelessly ensures Girls Embracing Mothers empowers young girls...
Reentry Director
Evelyn Fulbright comes to GEM from Resolana, a program of Volunteers of America Texas, that provides gender-specific programming to female offenders, beginning inside the Dallas County Jail and continuing through re-entry into the...
Board Member
Jaya Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her Ph.D. in juvenile justice from Prairie View A&M University in 2010. Jaya’s research...
Board Member
Desireé Kilcrease-Fleming, Ph.D. serves as the Deputy Director of Administrative & Educational Services at the Dallas County Juvenile Department, where she is responsible for management of the Juvenile Department’s budget. Dr...
Board Member
Juanita DeLoach is an attorney at Dentons US LLP in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1999 and her J.D. in law from Southern Methodist...
Program Director
Bio coming soon. Ms. Minor may be contacted at mminor@girlsembracingmothers.org
Board Member
Elissa Madden is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Her primary research interest is in child welfare, with a particular focus on ways to promote permanency for children in foster care. Dr. Madden is a...