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Wandjell Reneice Browning, formally known as Wandjell Harvey-Robinson, is the second to youngest child of five siblings. She was born and raised in Champaign Illinois by her Mother, Father, and Grandmother. By the time she was eight years old, both of her parents were incarcerated and she was placed into foster care. It was in Champaign where she started her journey of advocacy for prison reform. In 2015, she went to Washington D.C. to lobby for lower rates of phone calls from correctional facilities. From there she continued the fight to lower the rates of phone calls from prisons in Illinois. Eventually she and the State Representative in her district were able to pass House Bill 6200 in Illinois that made Illinois one of the states with the lowest phone call rates from correctional facilities. Her advocacy for children who are directly impacted by incarceration has not stopped and will be her legacy. The Freedom Child Foundation comes from her heart and her desire to help meet the needs of so many children who experience the trauma of having a parent who is incarcerated.
Founder & CEO
Marty Browning also known as Marty B. is the oldest of seven siblings. As an older brother he has the natural tendency to protect younger children. As he grew older he pursued a career as an Independent Gospel Artist receiving a number of awards and accolades for his musical abilities. He used his talents to give back to the youth in his community through vocal coaching and helping troubled youth fine tune their talents. He has consistently shown up in his community as an advocate for peace and creating a better space for youth. His passion over the years with helping children in crisis has brought him full circle to being an essential partner in the foundation as Co-Founder of The Freedom Child Foundation.
Co-Founder & COO
Chairman of The Board
Scott Lazerson is a global media strategist & brand accelerator. Having served as Executive Director of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Scott understands how to effectively navigate the worlds of celebrity, media, and public relations.
Scott has successfully placed clients in various media outlets including Forbes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Harper's Bazaar, PEOPLE Magazine, Fox News, Bloomberg, and a myriad others. Mr. Lazerson has also secured speaking opportunities for his clients at the Milken Institute Global Conference, WSJ's D. Live, The Wall Street Journal: Future of Everything, United Nation General Assembly SDG Media Zone, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food Security Symposium--to name just a few.
Scott has produced two podcasts, Kelly's Reality based on conversations with celebrities about mental health & The MultiGreen Podcast about attainable housing.
Scott was also named the Special Economic Advisor to His Excellency President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. of Palau in 2017 and served in that position until January 2021.