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.
Cori Ferraro currently serves as a state leader for the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action
for Gun Sense in America. In this role, she advocates for community-based solutions to gun
violence. Ms. Ferraro previously worked as an attorney for the United States Department of
Justice in Washington DC. She holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, a B.A. in
Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and a grant-writing certification from
the University of Incarnate Word, Texas.
Sandra Ogogor is a graduate student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she is completing her Master's in English. She has been a volunteer with Mom's Demand Action for seven years, focusing on the link between gun violence and domestic violence in our community. Sandra is currently the office manager for the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum.