Meet Our Team


Ashlie Bryant, Co-Founder and President

Carrie Jacobstein, Director of Operations

Heather Hoffman, Director of Urban & Community Education

Amanda J. Taggart, PROTECT Regional Director – Central/Northern California

Laurel D. Manning, PROTECT Regional Director – Southern California

Sarah Consoli, Manager of Outreach

Michelle Bardini, Executive Admin and Marketing Coordinator

Carolyn Oliveira, Director of Events

Matt Flannagan, Director of Marketing

The Board

Steve Nolte, Chairman of the Board
Healthcare Executive, Excellence in Healthcare

Lauren Ackerman, Board Member
Owner, Ackerman Family Vineyards

Ray Bryant, Board Member
Partner, With Purpose Inc.

Gamil Cain, Board Member
Security Architect, Intel

Lisa Cohen, Board Member
Senior Supervising Producer, CNN

Barry Davis, Board Member
Regional Managing Partner, BKD

Hilary DeCesare, Board Member
Entrepreneur, Executive Life Coach, Philanthropist

Tina Ferguson, Board Member
Owner, Face in a Book

Michael Gelber, Board Member
CEO, IWorld of Travel

Mark McCombe, Board Member
Head of Americas and Global Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors, BlackRock

Allan J. Priest, Board Member
Owner/Vice President, ESI Builders

Chad Romine, Board Member
VP of Business Development, NautilusDT


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