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.

Carl Williams

IT Specialist & Case Manager 


​​Mr. Williams is our IT Specialist he spent 24 years working with

computers and IT equipment in prison. He has also been cross-trained as Case Manager. He helps our clients learn computer skills, and has a desire to help others like himself that have served a large amount of time. He is interested in being able to continue to help with the growth of ASPIRE to Win.

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 ASPIRE to Win 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

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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.

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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Tiffany Thornton

​Counselor/Case Manager


​​Ms. Thornton is a great asset to the ASPIRE to Win agency.  She has extensive case management experience and is very effective at challenging our clients in a way that makes them think and consider healthier options for their lives.  She is a team player with a great attitude, and she is having a positive impact on our clients.  Tiffany is currently working on her Master's Degree in Social Work.

Jo Sullivan

Development Director 


​​Mr. Williams is our IT Specialist he spent 24 years working with

computers and IT equipment in prison. He has also been cross-trained as Case Manager. He helps our clients learn computer skills, and has a desire to help others like himself that have served a large amount of time. He is interested in being able to continue to help with the growth of ASPIRE to Win.