Our Team

Libby Magee Coles, Esq.
Executive Director & Managing Attorney

Libby serves as Executive Director and Managing Attorney for JusticeMatters, which she founded in 2009 with the help of a talented team of legal professionals and community leaders. She specializes in the provision of trauma-informed humanitarian immigration services for survivors of human trafficking and other traumas. Libby provides leadership in statewide anti-trafficking efforts, serving as chairperson of the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission by appointment of the Governor. Libby received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. She has worked as a civil litigator with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Raleigh, on the legislative staff of a U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C., and as a mentor and athletic instructor for at-risk youth. Libby and her husband Jeff have two children and live in Old North Durham, which puts them in delightfully close proximity to some of their favorite things – Durham Farmers’ Market, their church (Christ Central), Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Tobacco Trail, and food trucks.

Charissa Gray, MSW, MPH
Director of Operations

Charissa serves as Director of Operations with JusticeMatters, specializing in trauma informed and holistic service provision, with experience working in rural, urban, and international settings with domestic and foreign-born children, youth, and adults. Charissa jokes that not only does UNC-CH have all of her loyalty, but also all of her money as she completed her BA in ‘08 and then returned to complete a MSW and a MPH in ‘14. She is committed to interdisciplinary service provision after working for innovative organizations including UNC Horizons and Lawndale Christian Health Center and participating in programs like the Transatlantic Consortium on Early Childhood Intervention in Sweden. Her desire to display Christ’s love through prayerful action prompted her to complete a graduate internship with JusticeMatters and she was thrilled to join the staff in 2016. Charissa lives in Durham and spends her free time trying to decide on her favorite coffee shop, serving with her church, convincing Duke fans that UNC is superior, and exploring the Eno River whenever she is homesick for the little mountain town where she grew up.

Jeymi Ramirez
Office Administrator / Client Services Specialist

Jeymi serves as Office Administrator & Client Services Specialist at JusticeMatters. Jeymi graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Studies with a concentration in community health. During her last year at ECU, Jeymi completed an internship with the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina where she focused her efforts on creating mental health programs for farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina. In addition, Jeymi has also worked on different areas such as advocacy, education, health and leadership development. Jeymi lives in Raleigh and in her free time you can find her trying new restaurants, watching movies, or learning to cook.

Reuben Moses
Contract Case Specialist

Reuben serves as a case specialist for JusticeMatters, assisting JusticeMatters’ staff attorneys. Passionate about protecting families and safeguarding children through international legal services, Reuben is appointed to serve on the ABA International Law Section 2018-2019 Refugee Law Committee steering group. Reuben is a proud graduate of Duke University (Class of 2018), where he majored in political science and minored in physics. In his free time, Reuben enjoys writing music, serving on the worship team of his local church, King’s Park International, and coaching youth basketball.

Christy A. Hamilton Malott, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney

Christy serves as Senior Staff Attorney for JusticeMatters, specializing in family law. Christy is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist. Christy also serves on the Durham Community Child Fatality Team and chairs the Durham Community Child Protection Team, both by appointment of the Board of County Commissioners. Christy was a member of the Durham Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, representing abused and neglected children, for over ten years in roles of both volunteer and attorney. She spent a year in private practice handling family law cases at Lewis & Anderson, PLLC. Christy has served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the 14th Judicial District and Durham County Bar Associations. She brings knowledge of the judicial and social service system as well as a passion for helping children and families. Christy grew up in Durham and graduated from Riverside High School ('97), Duke University ('01) and North Carolina Central School of Law ('05). Christy and her husband, Donnie, stay busy trying to keep up with their three children and two dogs!

Cheryl Chew, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney

Cheryl serves as Staff Attorney for JusticeMatters, specializing in humanitarian immigration law. Previously, Cheryl completed a legal fellowship with JusticeMatters and worked with the North Carolina Justice Center’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Raleigh. Cheryl received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, serving as a volunteer with JusticeMatters and working in the Immigration and Human Rights Policy Clinic during law school. Cheryl and her husband live in Durham with their sweet and energetic dog, Charlie.

Betsy Divers
Training & Education Coordinator / Interpreter

Born in Argentina to parents from Virginia and North Carolina, Betsy was raised speaking two languages and embracing life between cultures. She left Argentina to attend the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, where she obtained a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature. A move to North Carolina marked the beginning of her career in the field of Training and Instructional Design, which happily involved travel to many places, both domestic and abroad. Life in the U.S. really began for her when she moved to the Bull City, where she lives with her husband, Chris (also from Buenos Aires) and their canine wonder, Sienna. JusticeMatters is a space where the things that matter most to Betsy happen on a daily basis, and for that she is continually grateful.

Maggie Farrell
Intern

Maggie serves as a legal intern for JusticeMatters. She will graduate from Davidson College in May 2019 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Communications. At Davidson, she is an athlete on the women’s varsity swim team (go ‘cats!) and enjoys being involved in the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, FCA, and Warner Hall House. After an internship at the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, D.C. last summer, Maggie is eager to return to her home state of North Carolina and combine her interests in legal advocacy, social justice, and service through JusticeMatters. She loves to read, spend time in the sunshine (especially with her dog, Bella), and go to country music concerts.

Katie Moye, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney

Katie is Senior Staff Attorney in the Raleigh office of JusticeMatters, focusing on family law matters. Katie was born in New Orleans, raised in south Louisiana and received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, in 1991. She settled in North Carolina after graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law in 1994. After brief stints as a county attorney handling child protective services cases and in a private firm in Charlotte, Katie entered private practice in Raleigh in 1997, advising and representing clients in all areas of family law. After volunteering with JusticeMatters, Katie joined the staff in 2018 upon the launch of our Raleigh office. Katie and her husband, Mark, have two (2) teenage children and enjoy spending their free time socializing with friends, serving in their church and volunteering in the Raleigh community.

Nicole Daniels, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Nicole was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. She is a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving her BA in Communication Studies and Spanish in 2011 and JD in 2015. In the summers of 2013 and 2015 she spent six weeks in Rwanda and The Hague studying international law and human rights. There she developed a deep passion for human rights law and has continuously focused her efforts on anti-human trafficking work and community development. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Nicole completed a legal externship with JusticeMatters. Nicole returned to serve as Staff Attorney for JusticeMatters, focusing on anti-human trafficking through immigration and family law. Nicole lives in Durham and in her free time you can find her dancing, singing off-key, and enjoying the city of Durham which she has grown to love almost as much as Chapel Hill.

Jennifer Jordan
Case Specialist / Interpreter

Jenni serves as a Case Specialist as well as a Spanish interpreter with JusticeMatters in the Raleigh office. Having grown up in Barcelona, Spain, Jenni gained a love for the Spanish language as well as people of Latin cultures. Jenni has experience working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. She was a teacher for eight years teaching several different subjects in grades ranging from pre-k through high school. She has served on several non-profit boards and has always had a heart for reaching people. Her desire to use her knowledge of the Spanish language and her love for people of other cultures led her to work the past seven years as a paralegal and interpreter for an immigration attorney in Raleigh. After volunteering with JusticeMatters for several years, Jenni joined the staff in 2018 to help launch the Raleigh office. Jenni loves the mission of JusticeMatters and enjoys using her knowledge of the Spanish language and her experience as a paralegal to help those who are in need. Jenni has served the Hispanic population for over eighteen years in many capacities, such as leading a women’s Bible study, teaching English as a second language, advocating for them and supporting them in whatever way they need. Jenni and her husband Todd have three teenagers and enjoy spending their time at their children’s sporting, playing games with family and friends and volunteering within their community and church.

Gabriel Lima
Intern

Gabe serves as a Legal Apprentice for JusticeMatters. A rising sophomore at UNC, Gabe is planning to double major in Journalism and Philosophy, and wants to pursue a career in law in the future. Gabe is a fencer, has been fencing competitively for seven years, and is a member of the UNC varsity fencing squad; when he is not studying or at practice, he can be found watching television and hanging out with friends.

Our Board of Directors

Rachel Betts, Esq.
Bayer CropScience

Rachel Betts is an in-house attorney with Bayer CropScience in the Research Triangle Park, with a commercial practice focused on the bioscience business. She has served on the board of directors for JusticeMatters and the Samaritan Health Center. Rachel, her husband and two children attend Church of the Good Shepherd, in Durham. Born and raised in Florida, Rachel has adopted Durham as her hometown and you will often find her watching Little League baseball games in her free time.

Jason Brege, Esq.
Smith Anderson LLP

Jason Brege is an attorney with Raleigh law firm Smith Anderson, with a practice focus on technology transactions and intellectual property. He joined the JusticeMatters Board of Directors after serving for nearly six years on the Board of Directors for LifeCare, Inc., a Triangle-based Christian non-profit. Jason holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and B.A. (Physics, Math) from Vanderbilt University. Jason lives in northwest Raleigh with his wife, Cary, and their two sons; they attend Treasuring Christ Church in downtown Raleigh. Having lived in 10 different places while growing up in a mobile military family, Jason has lived in the Triangle longer than anywhere else, so now considers himself an “adopted native” of North Carolina. In his (limited) free time, Jason enjoys relaxing with his family, fly-fishing, soccer and racing in triathlons despite disliking swimming, biking and running (yet somehow enjoying the combination).

Tracy Kimbrell, Esq.
Parker Poe

Tracy Kimbrell is a partner in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe where she serves as the leader of the firm's Government & Public Policy practice group. Prior to joining Parker Poe for the second time, Tracy served as general counsel for North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger from 2010-2013. In addition to her recent senate experience, Tracy previously worked at the North Carolina General Assembly in the office of the Senate Minority Leader and on a gubernatorial campaign. Tracy lives in Raleigh with her husband, William, and their son. The Kimbrells are members of White Memorial Presbyterian Church where Tracy serves on the Adult Faith Formation Committee and teaches Sunday school.

André Mann
Center of Work & Mission

André Mann is the Executive Director of the Center of Work and Mission, and co-owner of United Fitness CrossFit in Raleigh, NC. He is a multilingual entrepreneur and international business manager with 18 years of business experience in Latin America and Asia. In 2011, he co-developed Sovereign’s Capital, a private equity fund that invests in Kingdom businesses. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1992 with a degree in international economics from the School of Foreign Service. Having lived in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and the United States he has had a front-row seat to seeing the issues of poverty, civil war, drug violence and human rights abuses that drive human trafficking as well as general migration and refugees. André and his wife, Laura have 2 boys, Gabriel (14) and Silas (12) and are members of the Summit Church in Durham, NC.

Zenzi Hopkins Mason, Esq., MBA
Chapel Hill, NC

Zenzi is an attorney in Chapel Hill. Her prior experience includes time as a Guardian ad Litem with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian and several years as Vice President for Administration and Finance for Research and Evaluation Associates, Inc. Zenzi holds a B.S.B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a J.D. from George Washington University. She is a Chapel Hill native, an avid reader and a staunch Tarheel. Zenzi lives with her two incredible children in her hometown. Zenzi attends newhope church in Durham.

Robin Muse, Esq.
Raleigh, NC

Robin Muse is an attorney who has spent the last several years resolving sibling disputes among her young children while staying home full time. As a native Texan, Robin graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Religion and Political Science and an M.A. in Church-State Studies. She completed her J.D. at Campbell Law school. Following law school, Robin clerked for the Honorable John Tyson at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She then taught legal research and writing as an Assistant Professor at Campbell Law School. She has served as the Deaconess of Women at Treasuring Christ Church in Raleigh for the past several years and has also volunteered in various capacities at Cary Christian School. Robin and her husband, Hunter, enjoy loving on their little ladies through traveling, eating, reading, and playing outside.

Delores Taylor
Durham, NC

Delores is recently retired from Duke University, after 40 years of service in various capacities, with most years devoted to work related to budgets and finance. She is a graduate of NC A&T University and the Duke Fuqua School of Business with emphasis toward business administration. Delores is a Durham native.

Jeffrey R. Wolfe, Esq.
Forrest Firm, P.C.

Jeff Wolfe is a business attorney with the Forrest Firm, P.C. Jeff’s areas of practice at the Forrest Firm include entity formation and governance, commercial contracts, and strategic transactions. Prior to the Forrest Firm, Jeff worked at the Raleigh law firm Smith Anderson. Jeff earned his law degree from Wake Forest University and bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics from Indiana University. Jeff lives in Raleigh with his wife, Brittaney, and their two sons, Grant and Hudson. Jeff and Brittaney are members of the Summit Church and worship at the North Raleigh Campus.

Harriet Worley, Esq.
Raleigh, NC

Harriet Worley recently retired after working for almost 28 years as an attorney in the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice. She is also certified as a Superior Court Mediator in North Carolina. Prior to attending law school, Harriet taught history in high school and middle school in the North Carolina public schools, and she stayed home for a number of years to raise her son and daughter. Harriet and her husband Jerry live in Raleigh and attend White Memorial Presbyterian Church where she has served as a Deacon and an Elder, has taught Sunday school, and has served on a number of committees, primarily those focused on children and youth, Christian education, and community service. She and Jerry are the proud grandparents of four young, active grandsons and enjoy spending time cheering them on in their various sports endeavors.