Our Team

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


Executive Director, ACE Awareness Foundation (Vacant)


Ebony K. Bailey, LPC MHSP,
Clinical Coordinator, 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,Ā 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

Malrie Shelton
Defending Childhood NOVA Director, Shelby County

Dr. Altha Stewart
UTHSC Center for Health and Justice for Involved Youth

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