ADVISORY COUNCIL

Erin Douglas

Erin loErin Douglasves to travel the world and has great compassion for children suffering due to poverty. In 2003, Erin met Stephen Dankwah, the founder of The Children Helpers Foundation and became a founding supporter and began advocating to improve the lives of children through education. Erin has also participated in non-profit partnerships with Dinner & Deeds, Junior League, Friends of the Elderly, LA TEAM Mentoring, as well as volunteering at orphanages and schools in India and Africa. She currently lives in Ashland, OR and works with Banyan Botanicals in a Sales/Marketing role. Her previous professional experience includes Media Sales & Marketing with The Walt Disney Company, Event Planning with Bank of America and RPMC/Discovery Networks. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications from Northern Arizona University and is a certified Ayurvedic wellness counselor and yoga teacher.

 

Melissa Wyatt

Melissa Wyatt

Growing up in a low-income, minority community, Wyatt observed numerous disparities needing to be reconciled. In 2004, Wyatt founded grassroots nonprofit, Foundation For Second Chances(FFSC), whose mission is to utilize hand-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth. Wyatt has committed to keeping FFSC a grassroots nonprofit, in order that it never becomes too far removed from the direct community and the voices of its citizens. Additionally, even as an Executive Director who leads the development and operational side of FFSC, she involves herself in the direct services of many of the agency’s program, which illustrates how deeply she cares for the communities FFSC serves.