Kenneth Brown, CART

Assistant Program Manager 

Mr. Brown is a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist.  He actually was part of the very first group of participants in the ASPIRE to Win program in 2010.  He continued coming to the program long after he graduated and eventually was hired and trained as a Case Manager because of his passion, desire and dedication to work with and help men who were re-entering society after having served so much time He has worked three years as a Case Manager at ASPIRE to Win. 

Paul Herrera

Case Manager

Mr. Herrera was hired and trained as a Case Manager in October 2015.  He is a graduate of the ASPIRE to Win program and has a passion to assist men who served a long time in prison with their transition from prison back into society.  Mr. Herrera is currently a student at the University of Houston Downtown working on obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree.  His future plans include a desire to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston.

Kevin Grillo

Executive Assistant 

Mr. Grillo’s background includes over twenty years experience in business including administration, management, database development, excellent administrative and computer skills.  He is passionate, dedicated, efficient and effective.  Mr. Grillo is a great asset to the Executive Director and the entire ASPIRE to Win agency. 

Rosey Ruiz, MSW, LCDC

Founder & Executive Director

Ms. Ruiz is a Re-entry Specialist who has been doing re-entry work since 1998.  She founded ATW in 2009, and began serving clients in March 2010.  Rosey’s credentials include a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.  In addition, she is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a Certified Professional Life Coach, a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist and a Certified Domestic Violence Therapist. 

“Each one Reach one Teach one”

Rosey Ruiz, MSW, LCDC

ASPIRE to Win, Inc



To equip men, who served more than ten consecutive years in prison, with the life and coping skills they need to empower themselves to overcome barriers, maximize their potential, and lead meaningful lives.

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