Meet The Team
Bennie Price, our founder, started selling drugs at 11 years old, and by the age of 15 he was on his way to prison for murder. He was sentenced close to 100 years in prison and served 23 years. In 2012, he had a “God experience” and was given parole in 2016. The Lord gave him a vision telling him to go back to the neighborhood where he once participated in gang activity and gun violence and to build Big Mama’s Safe House. There, Mr. Price would speak the truth about the harm of gangs, gun violence and crime. He is currently working tirelessly to build safe havens for youth through capacity building and community development.
Dr. Ronald M. Stewart
Ronald M. Stewart, MD currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Surgery at UT Health
San Antonio and a trauma surgeon at University Health.
He served as the national Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma from March, 2014 to March,
2018, and medical director of Trauma Programs for the American College of Surgeons from
March, 2018 to March, 2022.
During his tenure, the COT fostered and promoted an inclusive, collegial dialogue centered on
how best to reduce firearm injury, death, and disability. This approach has led to a common
narrative and strategy focused on understanding and addressing the root causes of violence
while simultaneously making firearm ownership as safe as reasonably possible. This common
narrative serves as a foundation for pragmatic steps to reduce the burden of firearm-related
injury, death and disability.