Our Team

Jacqueline Purcell

Executive Director​

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Maria Cole

Support Services for Children of Justice-Impacted Parents

Maria Caceres​

Director of Support Services

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Alexa Polverari

Director of Operations | Support Services for Children of Justice-Impacted Parents

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David Polverari​

Support Services Specialist Husbands of Incarcerated Women

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Rev. Dr. Joseph Ciccone​

Lead Pastor, Saint Joseph Mission Church​

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Thomas Purcell

Director of Music

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Jacqueline Purcell

Executive Director

Jacqueline Purcell, founder of Evolution Reentry Services is a leader with proven successes in criminal justice and research services.
Her experience working with trauma in the criminal justice field culminated through her personal journey over a decade ago. She has since used her professional expertise in business, social work and research, dedicating herself to reinventing reentry and the policies and practices affecting justice impacted individuals. Jacqueline focuses on Criminal Justice Reentry Services specializing in rebuilding lives through employment, housing and education after incarceration. 

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Maria Cole

Support Services for Children of Justice-Impacted Parents

As a mother and wife, Maria endured the federal prison system when her mother made some poor choices over a decade ago. while navigating the complexity of family matters, Maria chose to educate herself and graduated from Albertus Magnus College with receiving her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration on the Juvenile justice system.

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Maria Caceres

Director of Support Services

Maria recently joined Evolution Reentry Services as our Director of Support Services. For over a decade, Maria’s tightly held beliefs in redemption and access to second chances have kept her tethered to the criminal justice community.
Initially, Maria was herself intertwined within the system and found that she wanted to help women who felt isolated and alone while going through such a traumatic journey.

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Alexa Polverari

Support Services for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Alexa joined Evolution Reentry Services as the first young woman in the country to provide support services for children of men and women who are going through the criminal justice system.
From her own personal various emotions and stages of grief she encountered while a teenager into her college years when experiencing the collateral damage to children who have a parent going through the legal system, she is able to provide a one-of-a kind peer support.

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David Polverari

Support Services for Husbands of Incarcerated Women

David joined the Evolution team after he experienced the unique emotions and grief that a husband feels when their wife is incarcerated. David is able to give a rare opportunity to other men who experience the loss of their wife due to incarceration.
David is the first man in the country that now dedicates his life in mentoring men navigate the criminal justice system giving unique unprecedented support.

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Rev. Dr. Joseph Ciccone

Lead Pastor, Saint Joseph Mission Church

Fr. “Joe” is a Priest in the Order of Franciscan Servants and a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a Master of Divinity Degree in Ministry and Pastoral Care.

He is currently assigned to Saint Joseph Mission Church, bringing the Gospel to those in the margins and to people in need wherever they may be.

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Thomas Purcell

Director of Music

Thomas Purcell, M.M. joins Evolution Reentry Services as our new Director of Music Services. New York City-based violinist Thomas Purcell has enjoyed a versatile career as a performer, musicologist and educator. He has performed in many prestigious concert halls around the United States and Europe. Thomas is dedicated to growth and development of contemporary music. He is a member of The Chelsea Symphony which has played several times at Rikers Island Prison.

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