Ronald D. Simpson-Bey

Head shot of Ronald D. Simpson-Bey. Bald with a black mustache and wearing a gray jacket.

Advisory Committee Member
Phoenix, AZ

​​Ronald D. Simpson-Bey is a national leader in the movement to decarcerate America, currently working as the Executive Vice President for JustLeadershipUSA.  (JLUSA) He is also a 2015 Leading with Conviction (LwC) Fellow with JLUSA. Ronald is an LPI Trained Leadership Coach and is prominently featured in the book, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration, by Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller. Ronald is also a contributing author to the book, Smart Decarceration: Achieving Criminal Justice Transformation in the 21st Century. Ronald serves as the Vice-Chair for the ABA Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee; he serves as a Special Advisor for the ABA Criminal Justice Section council; he serves as a board member for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA); as a board member of the Michigan Center for Youth Justice (MCYJ); as a steering team member of the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI) and Nation Outside organizations. He is an engaged, thoughtful, and creative leader, founding many enrichment programs rooted in transformation, redemption, and self-accountability. Ronald attended Eastern Michigan University, Mott Community College, and Jackson Community College.