Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
Meghan has been a leader in the workforce development and reentry community for over 16 years which led to her branching out and starting Medlin Workforce & Reentry Solutions LLC, a consulting company, in 2019. Through MWRS, Medlin assists nonprofit organizations, county agencies and employers with program development, training, strategic planning, grant management, and sustainability. She has continued her work with returning citizens getting them placed into quality employment opportunities.
Medlin founded H.I.R.E. in 2020 in response to the need for service linkages and employment in Orange County for returning citizens. Medlin’s work in nonprofit extends over workforce development for at promise young adults and running Orange County’s reentry partnership for a number of years.
She is known for her dedication to the Orange County community, specializing in recidivism reduction, workforce development, and poverty and homelessness eradication. She has been an integral part of various initiatives such as Prop 47, AB109, Stepping Up, Ban the Box, and the Continuum of Care. She currently represents the community on the Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, was a member of the Board of State and Community Correction’s Executive Steering Committee for the Youth Reinvestment Grant and is a Peer Reviewer for the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Meghan is also an active member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association and InfraGard Los Angeles.
She has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Redlands, a certificate in Gang Prevention and Intervention from Coastline Community College and a Master of Advance Study in Criminology, Law & Society from UC Irvine.
Justine came to work with us because she loves helping others overcome challenges and transform their lives.
After her own personal struggles with the revolving door of addiction and incarceration, her firsthand experience of what it takes to break the cycle and rise above, are a beacon of hope for others facing the challenges of rehabilitation and re-entry.
Watching others transform their lives reminds her just how far she has come, and how deeply important the work we do here is.
In her free time, she enjoys sculpting, symphony and spending time tending her garden.
Nicole Woodworth has worked in the nonprofit space for over 5 years specializing in volunteer management and fostering philanthropic partnerships. She is passionate about uplifting the stories and experiences of formerly incarcerated adults and youth, as well as connecting justice-involved individuals with career opportunities.
Nicole is a volunteer serving as H.I.R.E.'s Volunteer Coordinator and is excited to support the volunteer program and efforts at H.I.R.E.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Nicole for more information.