Our Staff

Rhiannon T. Edwards

Executive Director


redwards@paceindy.org

Rhiannon began her career at PACE as the Employment Developer, creating the agency’s first official employment program, targeting employers who are willing to hire ex-offenders. From there, she went on to serve as the Director of Transitional Services & Employment before being promoted to Executive Director in 2008. Rhiannon also served the City of Indianapolis as the Director of Re-Entry for Mayor Greg Ballard.

Rhiannon gained extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system through her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and her previous work as a certified paralegal, specializing in criminal defense cases. Throughout her career, her ultimate goal has been to assist those in need.

Rhiannon has nationally accredited certifications as an “Offender Workforce Development Specialist” trainer and has dedicated her life to working in the criminal justice arena, always looking for ways to improve our ever-changing system.

The importance of community stabilization and personal growth and success of all individuals is what motivates Rhiannon to continue to work hard at making PACE the most successful re-entry program in Marion County.

Her passion for offender reentry and innovative approach to ex-offender service delivery are recognized both regionally and nationally, leading her to work with a number of partner organizations to continue improving offender reentry in Indiana, including the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition, Marion County Re-Entry Policy Study Commission and United Way Public Policy Committee. She also participates in many panel presentations, tasks forces and other action driven projects in Indiana.


Robert Shegog

Director of Operations/

Financial Coach


rshegog@paceindy.org

Robert Shegog began his journey with PACE in 2016 as the Financial Coach, and is responsible for teaching financial management skills and facilitating various workshops on budgeting, renting, and credit.

Robert is a Navy veteran with over 20 years of community service experience helping people. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, from Jackson State University. Robert is passionate about helping ex-offenders and their families obtain tools to succeed post incarceration.

Tony Lopez

Duvall Program Manager


tlopez@paceindy.org

Tony Lopez joined the staff of PACE in April of 2017. He is a graduate of Ball State University where he earned his BS in Criminal Justice/Criminology. He has 5 years of experience working with our clientel from being a Correctional Officer for 2 years and a Parole Officer for 3 years with the State of Indiana. Through the state he worked as the North District InPAcT Team, working primarily with High Violent Offenders focusing on employment and services that were needed. He is grateful to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those that he encounters in the job, to help them reintegrate into society.

Employment Coach


Shayda Killebrew

LEAP Post-Release Coordinator


skillebrew@paceindy.org

Shayda Killebrew joined PACE in 2016 and is currently the LEAP Pre-Release Coordinator. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, from Indiana State University.

Shayda previously worked for Marion County as an adult and juvenile Probation Officer. She is a Court Substance Abuse Management Specialist (CSAMS). Shayda is also member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. During her free time she enjoys traveling, and an enthusiastic Patriot’s football fan.


Michael Johnson

LEAP Pre-Release Coordinator


mjohnson@paceindy.org

Michael Johnson joined PACE in 2010, and has over 10 years’ experience in case management and employment support services. Originally as the Transitional Services Coordinator, Michael is now the LEAP Post-Release Coordinator.

He has represented PACE on the Project CORE Advisory Board and at the CHIP Blueprint 2.0/Continuum of Care planning and implementation sessions as well as being part of the Supportive Services Task Force for the Continuum of Care.

A graduate of Indiana University, Michael has earned certifications as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), a Distance Credentialed Facilitator (DCF) and a PREP/Healthy Marriage Facilitator as well as certification through the State of Indiana as an HIV Prevention Counselor and Tester.

Michael was in the inaugural class for the Indiana Case Management Institute sponsored by the United Way of Central Indiana and has served as a Torchbearer for the United Way since 2010.

Sharon Love

Restoring Recovery Program Manager


slove@paceindy.org

Sharon Love is the Restoring Recovery Program Manager at PACE. She has over 23 years of experience working in Addictions and Mental Health. Sharon graduated from Indiana State University. She has her degree in Criminology.

Sharon has her CADAC II. Prior to coming to PACE, Sharon worked for 12 years in the Department of Corrections including overseeing the substance abuse program at the Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility.

Sharon has 24 years of her own personal recovery and is passionate about helping others with their recovery as well. Sharon is an avid animal lover. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching horror movies and spending time with her family and her pets.

Jason Cochran

TBI Resource Facilitator


jcochran@paceindy.org

Jason Cochran joined the staff of PACE in late 2015 accepting the position of Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Facilitator. He works in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana to serve clients who have been diagnosed with mild or moderate/severe brain injuries.

Jason has over 20 years’ experience as a counselor in many areas ranging from alcohol/substance abuse counseling to mental health counseling to youth/adolescent development and the criminal justice system.

In addition to his TBI case management duties, Jason also sees client for individual sessions as well as facilitating two traumatic Brain Injury Education and Life Skills Groups.

Laura Ginn

Second Chance

Lead Care Coordinator


lginn@paceindy.org

Laura Ginn joined the Staff of PACE in March of 2017. She is a graduate of IUPUI where she received her Bachelor’s in Business Management and a Master’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Laura is an Offender Workforce Development Specialist. Laura began her career in re-entry as a Job Developer, assisting clients with learning how to use the computer for resume development and job searching. She also taught job skill classes. She then became a Case Manager working with clients being released from the Bureau of Prisons.


Laura enjoys working with clients to help them find resources that will aid them in finding employment, mental health treatment and recovery services.

Laura enjoys participating in endurance events such as half-marathons and triathlons in her free time.

Shaffon Browder

Youth Employment

Services Director


sbrowder@paceindy.org

Shaffon Browder-Franklin joined PACE, Inc. in March 2017. Shaffon brings a wealth of experience in Program Management within the non-profit sector as well as providing direct employment case management oversight to a diverse population of individuals: to include homeless veterans, previously incarcerated juveniles & adults, individuals without a high school diplomas (GED/HSE), individuals with college degrees and vocational training as well as having provided supportive services to individuals with severe mental health concerns.

A graduate of Indiana State University, Shaffon earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and earned a Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Management. Shaffon is passionate about working with people and coming along-side them in reaching their goals-as being there is very rewarding as it is humbling. Shaffon is also a strong advocate of teamwork-as working “Together Everyone Achieves More”. She is extremely excited about her assignment with PACE, Inc. and working with the TEAM!