Our Board

Alyssa Fischer-Reeder


In 2003, Alyssa graduated from American University, in Washington, DC with a BA in Education and Communication. She went on to obtain her Masters in Communications and wrote her thesis on “The Power of Hope.”

Joe McGee


Joseph J. McGee is Vice President, Public Policy and Programs
and The Business Council of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Lilla Cabot


Lilla, M.A., ATR is a registered art therapist with 20 years of experience as a Faculty member in the Psychology, Human Development, & Counselor Education program at Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.

Jatin P. Shah, MD, FACS

Chief Officer

Dr Jatin P. Shah served as Chief of the Head and Neck Service in the Department of Surgery from 1992 to 2015 and also led the Head and Neck Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Thalia McGuire


Thalia, a Worldwide Conference Manager for IBM and served on the board of Girls Rock Austin from 2012 to 2016 where she helped connect the youth with their creative side through the power of music.

Shane McGuire

Creative Officer

Shane, a born and bred Californian, Shane earned an MFA in Advertising from the Academy of Art San Francisco and later returned to teach portfolio classes to MFA candidates.

Patrick Malvaso


Personally initiated a $200 million project and member of leadership program management team to build a Basilica (seating 10,000 people), apartments, a mall, World Trade Center and hotel in the Congo, Africa.

Daniel Reeder

Creative Officer

Daniel, a veteran with 15 years of service in the Army National Guard, and earned his MA in Visual information Design.

Elly Brown

Officer of Hope

Elly Brown is an entertainer and public speaker living in Las Vegas. In May of 2018, she had a life-altering surgery for oral cancer that completely changed the direction of her career. Before having a radical neck dissection, she sang with the acappella group, The Sound Collageand worked as an on-camera host and model.

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