Team Members

Tim Wilkinson

Project Manager

As the project manager for Parole Project’s Employment Enhancement Program, Tim assists individuals in rebuilding their lives after incarceration – a mission he deeply understands. In this role, he is responsible for advancing the program’s goal of providing soon-to-be-released incarcerated people with employment opportunities. Tim supervises the relationships between Parole Project staff, employers, and individuals who may be eligible for the program and works with employers and officials at the local, state, and federal levels to create partnerships that benefit Louisiana businesses and returning citizens. Tim’s leadership helps ensure that communities, businesses, and formerly incarcerated individuals can all benefit from second chance opportunities.

Shortly after starting college, Tim was given a 20-year sentence. During his incarceration, Tim channeled his energy into self-improvement. He honed his skills in education and leadership – finding an unexpected passion for helping others. Following his release in 2015, Tim leveraged his experiences to make a positive impact in various roles. He has served as the vice president of the East Baton Rouge Reentry Court Services Executive Board and worked closely with State Representative C. Denise Marcelle as a legislative assistant. Additionally, he contributed his talents as a legal assistant to attorney Gail Horne Ray and even took on the role of investigator for the East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender. Tim’s dedication and resilience exemplify the potential for positive change – proving that individuals can forge a new path and offer hope to others.