Stanley has worked in the Criminal Justice field for over 23 years. His work with incarcerated persons started while he was himself incarcerated in a New York State prison, where he worked as the Inmate Director of Pre-Release. Stanley’s professional experience began in 1991 at the Fortune Society, where he initially worked as a Counselor. He is a graduate of Medaille College, and also a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, having completed the Developing Leadership To Reduce Substance Abuse program. Additionally, Stanley has completed Columbia University’s Institute for Non-Profit, School of Business Management, Executive Management Program.