Sandra Syglowski

Sandra Syglowski

Sandi is a Licensed Social Worker and Pennsylvania native. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Child Care from The University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Sandi had dedicated the majority of her career to providing direct services to children and families in a variety of settings, including school, home, and the community with a focus in several areas including trauma, substance abuse, child protective services, juvenile justice, and victims of crime. She has served as a Program Manager for various community prevention programs in the social service and educational arena as well as for a Fortune 500 healthcare company. She currently serves as an Independent Contractor for the State of Delaware, is a YMHFA Instructor, and provides training consultation to social service organizations. Sandi is currently launching a new initiative with her husband that is aimed in providing re-entry services to individuals and their families after incarceration. She is committed to helping to break the cycles of violence, crime, and other disparities that exist in our communities.

Sandi is married and is the mother of a young son, who fuels her commitment to breaking the cycles that have personally affected her extended family.

Sandra is a Program Facilitator at Sussex Correctional Institution.

Khalil Abdar-Rash

Khalil Abdar-Rashid, B.S., CADC, C.S.P.S., CPRS,

As a child Khalil was aware of the destruction that alcohol and drugs were having on his family and community. He grew up in a family and community devastated by alcohol and drug use. These things seemed normal. It wasn’t until his own experience with alcohol, drugs, and treatment that he realized that these things weren’t normal, and he learned the true impact they were having on his family and community. As a result, Khalil has dedicated the last twenty years of his life finding ways to be a part of the solution. In treatment he discovered his purpose and passion and has dedicated his life to its pursuit and fulfillment.

Khalil graduated college with a degree in Psychology and became a certified Peer Recovery Specialist in 2018 and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2019. Khalil has published several books: ‘Black Boy Lost’, ‘Faith’s Journey’, and most recently ‘Suffering in Silence’. He started a non-profit “Missed Opts.” in 2021 and is currently employed by RI International a Recovery Response Center. He is the Team Leader for START, an outpatient program that provides services and support to those struggling with substance challenges.

Khalil is married and has two sons and three grandchildren. He enjoys long walks in the park, is a diehard Forty-Niners fan, and loves basketball.

Khalil is a Program Facilitator at Sussex Correctional Institution and James T Vaughn Correctional Center.