Family Reconciliation Center is a volunteer-run nonprofit. We have no paid staff. Instead, our dedicated house managers run the guest house in their spare time on free evenings and weekends. Likewise, our board of directors is made up of volunteer community members who oversee the missional, structural, and financial sustainability of the organization.
In other words, Family Reconciliation is a nonprofit that is sustained by individuals who truly care about inmates and their loved ones, and who have dedicated their lives to serving them.
"Back home, nobody else really understands what it means to have someone in prison. At Family Reconciliation, we've found a community. It feels like a family gathering at Thanksgiving every weekend we come.”
Melissa McCall is a former legal professional and professional writer, and is currently a Nurse Practitioner candidate at Vanderbilt University. Melissa’s goal is to become an excellent psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner to help alleviate the suffering of others and reduce stigmas associated with mental health/illness.
Melissa moved to Nashville from Washington, D. C., but she is originally from the Caribbean island-nation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis. Melissa has lived on several Caribbean islands and loves to share her unique culture with others.
In her spare time, Melissa loves to read, write and bake from scratch.
Board of Directors
Rev. Mary Anne Akin
Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea
Jane DuBose, Treasurer
Korsi Dumenyo, Secretary
Ann Means, Treasurer
Sheri Sellmeyer, Chair