Terrance Staley is a disabled Veteran, returning from three combat tours in Iraq, where he received a combat action badge for his meritorious service. He is the acting Director of Operations for the Alliance of Concerned Men, a Program Coordinator for the Credible Messenger initiative under the banner of Washington DC’s Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services, and a George Washington University Robert Wood Johnson Fellow. Terrance began volunteering at the Alliance of Concerned Men in 2016. He worked on projects like “Guns for Opportunity and Peace”, “Youth Cyber Transformation Mentorship”, “ACM Superhero Concept”, and is currently working with the Institute of World Affairs (IWA), American Universities department of International Conflict and Resolution and Peace, and project ICONS of the University of Maryland to create scenario-based simulations for youth to learn coping skills. From 2017 to 2018 Terrance was a First Responder for ACM in partnership with the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative responding to alerts in the 20020 area code. From 2018 to 2020 he was assigned to the United Medical Center emergency room where he assisted trauma victim’s bedside and provided violence mediation services as well as resources to their families. Terrance earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and is enrolled in their Mental Health Counseling Master program.