About Our Founder

Stacey Borden, President and Founder

Stacey Borden, M.Ed., LADC l, Founder and President, has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Addictions and Trauma. She is Founder and President of New Beginnings Reentry Services, Inc. Stacey is an author, performance artist, motivational speaker, and activist. She has been on several panel discussions about the criminal justice system and on how the prison system and mass incarceration have impacted women and families of color. Stacey has also been a guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music and her story inspired students to do their final project on mass incarceration. Stacey is a proponent of Drama Therapy with an empathetic value in the individual suffering from trauma and addictions. She is currently a Board member with OWLL (On With Living and Learning) Productions, a non-profit organization. OWLL works with formerly incarcerated women in dynamic workshops that incorporate reading, writing, storytelling and active listening to build imperative life and job skills. Through storytelling, they work through challenging pasts, creating art that is healing for the individual, while building self-esteem and developing skills that will enable successful reentry to society. Also, Board Member with Families for Justice as Healing, an organization by and for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls and women with loved ones who are locked up. Stacey says, "We are working to end the unnecessary incarceration of women." Stacey Borden, formerly incarcerated is a member of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and a member of the NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals).

About Our Director of Development


Kristin Phillips


Kristin Phillips, B.S., Director of Development has been with NBRS since it's inception. As Development Director, Kristin is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans to raise funds for NBRS. She is currently overseeing and managing fundraising efforts, building strong and successful relationships, maintaining communications with donors and patrons and collaborating with the President and Founder, board, staff, and volunteers to effectively execute fundraising events. She also has worked in the health care community for over 20 years with a specialty working with homeless programs as a case manager where she provides individualized services to her clients. Kristin uses her work in health care for the homeless as a way to foster a trauma-Informed and harm reduction environment at New Beginnings Reentry Services. Kristin currently works with mothers who are coming out of incarceration, often with substance use disorders and unmet trauma. Kristin has been a guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music and does outreach to the women at MCI Framingham and South Bay House of Corrections. Kristin participates in activism through art by performing in theatre that brings awareness that works to end violence against girls and women and trans people worldwide. Kristin is also a MAT (Medication Administration Training) Certified professional. 

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