Our Team

The ACE Awareness Foundation team is comprised of passionate Memphians, life-long child advocates, and strategic communicators. We are committed to revolutionizing policy and practice, and transforming communities. Your engagement with us is always welcome and appreciated.



Renée Wilson-Simmons, DrPH
Executive Director, ACE Awareness Foundation


Ebony K. Bailey, LPC MHSP
Clinical Director, Blogger, ACE Awareness Foundation

Barbara Nixon
Consultant, ACE Awareness Foundation


Krystal Ross
Operations Manager, ACE Awareness Foundation
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A C Wharton, Jr.
Consultant, ACE Awareness Foundation



Our Board


Stephen Bush, Chairman
Shelby County Public Defender

Dennis Higdon, MD
Retired Anesthesiologist

Dorothy Johnson
Retired Educator

Adriane Johnson-Williams
Program Officer, Pyramid Peak

Melissa Russell
CFO, Pyramid Peak Foundation

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