Administrative Team

Monica Gilbert

Founder & Executive Director

monica-hawkins_02Monica’s passion for helping prisoners came from walking through the reentry program with close personal friends. It weighed heavy on her heart to see these individuals experience the barriers of getting back into society. After taking a look at the larger picture, she saw a great need that could be met through the proper teaching, guidance and pooling of business and ministry resources.

Monica is a dynamic and relevant keynote speaker and has used her life story to develop interactive workshops on domestic violence, negotiating life’s curve balls and other challenging topics surrounding young people and adults. Her message of forgiveness and hope has been given publicity on radio and TV; Sirius XM “Maggie Linton Show”, Bob Dutko Show, CBN “Turning Point International”, Bold Living, Sheridan Broadcast FM Radio, American Urban Radio Networks, Ken and Deb in the Morning – WDLM-FM and WNPQ The Light 95.9 FM “Afternoon Drive”. She has the unique ability to capture an audience’s attention and challenge them to forgive, hope and dream.

Monica’s clients for workshops and motivational speaking have been small and large companies such as; Pittsburgh Public Schools, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard University, Clarion University, Penn State, Allegheny County Juvenile Probation , various churches, and state and federal prison systems.

She is a woman of faith, passionate about empowering and helping men, women and youth to move beyond the pain.  She strongly believes  triumph over your struggles or a tragedy is to “Just Believe in Jesus Christ” and put your faith in action.  Through her passion, resiliency and “go get it” attitude she has caused people to be encourage giving them their own “go get it” attitude to find their new normal and joy.

Monica Gilbert is a wife, mom, grandmother, servant leader, author, mentor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur who is a native of Pittsburgh, PA.

Tracy Fagan – Assistant Program Director

Tracy has a heart for connection and a passion for helping prisoners revive their hope, confidence, self-respect and integrity. God has brought her through many of life’s challenges such as date rape, sexual abuse, divorce, and single parenting. Through these trials she knows what it means to begin again. She loves helping people understand new concepts and ideas. She has a unique way of teaching and story telling to bring even the most complex topics into a framework people can understand and retain.

She is the founder and Chief Editor of Kingdom Publishing. She had a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Puget Sound.

Tracy is a mom, entrepreneur, creative thinker and author. She loves the outdoors, skiing, hiking and working out.



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