Location,TX 75035,USA

Advisory Board

Matthew Mittleman

Matt’s wife attended a meeting and came home and shared some staggering statistics. Shortly after that, his daughter had an incident on the playground where she did not have the appropriate words to tell kids to stop or that she was uncomfortable with their actions. Matt works at Booz Allen as a Consultant for the Veteran’s Administration (VA) and centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). He is also the father of three kids, loves being a dad and spending lots of time with family, traveling, and riding his Peloton bike. 

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Patricia DeLuca Kaunitz

Pat says “I believe in the mission of the Foundation.  Every time I or one of my friends has been sexually assaulted, it has been clear to me that the perpetrator and the observers/accomplices would have made a different choice if something were different in their childhood.”   Pat devotes countless hours to the Foundation as the lead in its partnership with Porsche Club of America. Pat is a SalesForce Consultant and loves spending time with her pup Alice, hanging out with her car racing buddies, and entertaining.

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Georgia Warner

Georgia is a Teacher and department chair in Washington DC for 10 years.  She is currently a High School Instructional Coach at the International School of Panama.  Georgia says I’m very proud to be a part of the ELF community and support their work in sexual assault prevention through educational materials and programs as well as curriculum and instruction.  I love thinking about and building anti-racist curriculum and academic design and creating equitable learning communities that make all peoples visible and safe. Through education, we can prevent and heal.”

George is pursuing a Doctorate in Education at the University of Virginia.  She is married with two young boys and is happiest when we’re all playing outside in the sun.

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Carolyn Rogers

Caroly was an Early Childhood Educator for 29 years, primarily in Jewish educational settings.  Carolyn believes that healthy relationships are the foundation of a meaningful life, in both the professional and personal realm.  She also believes it is important to teach children from a young age to understand and know their body, their comfort level with personal intimacy/boundaries and to feel empowered to use their voice to advocate for themselves and is a critical topic that is never too early to model and teach.  Carolyn has been married 34 years and has 4 adult children.  She has lived in DC since 2012 and enjoys theater, Film, and Music Festivals, Hiking, International Travel, Spending time with family and friends

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Emily Ladau

Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant. Her first book, Demystifying Disability, is being published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Central to all of Emily’s work is harnessing the power of storytelling as a tool for people to become engaged in disability issues, including sexual assault prevention and healing. This is what drew her in to support ELF–a shared commitment to inclusive, open communication. When she’s not wrapped up in work, Emily loves checking out local theater, museums, and cultural events. More about Emily can be found on her website, WordsIWheelBy.com.


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Jesse Crosby

My name is Jesse, and I am a non-binary visual artist, poet and musician. My pronouns are they/them. I graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Outside of the arts, I enjoy vegan home-cooking, getting outside and soaking in the natural world, and spending time with my rescue animals and fiancé! I am a firm believer in equal rights for all, speaking up for what you believe in, and remaining true to your heart. 

The Erin Levitas Foundation encompasses an all-validating approach to education and commitment to speaking up, and speaking out, no matter who you are, and what you have experienced. Shame is too heavy to carry, and we must find ways to beat the stigma on silencing trauma, and work toward how we can heal; this is why I am proud to be involved with the Erin Levitas Foundation. Through education and sharing our voice, together, we fight stigma, we share our voices, and we work together, toward creating a better, brighter tomorrow. 

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Brianna Aldridge

Brianna Aldridge is the Director of the Erin Michele Levitas ’11 Mind, Body and Soul Empowerment Program at St. Timothy’s School. She focuses on educating high school girls on the many facets of wellness, encouraging them to find personal connections to the topic. Brianna has a background in health equity and community engagement and is excited to contribute her knowledge to the Erin Levitas Foundation. She loves that ELF provides young people with the chance to address and understand sexual harassment, which can influence generations to come.

In her free time, Brianna enjoys catching up on her shows, walking with her dog, and curating music playlists for her and her friends.

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Shawon James

As an overcomer of sorts, Shawon has used her story to compel and propel others to do the same. She is the founder, owner, and visionary of Sisters Overcoming and Winning (aka SOW), a faith-based women’s ministry and organization, dedicated to empowering and encouraging women to pursue every promise hovering over their lives. She is a champion and warrior for women everywhere- touching and influencing women across more than 30 states, various nationalities, numerous socio-economic backgrounds, and more than 5
countries- to live beyond the brokenness of their past, to experience head on collision with passion and purpose.

She started her post academic studies learning pre-law then, decided to dive into her curiosities as to why people behave in the way they do- Shawon decided to go back to her lifelong passion- Psychology. She holds an associate degree in Psychology and is currently enrolled in a bachelor’s and Master of Science, dual degree program where she will obtain a degree in Christian Leadership with a concentration in Counseling.

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Darren George

Darren George is a political strategist based out of Washington, DC. A political campaign veteran, he’s had a senior role in the financial operations of over 200 races across the country – from city council to the presidency. Currently, Darren serves as the Chief Financial Officer for a conglomerate of private corporations, non-profit advocacy groups, and government contracting firms and has been featured by organizations such as the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the American Association of Political Consultants.

Darren’s interest in joining the Erin Levitas Foundation stems from an experience he had in his teens, where he consoled his closest friend who was sexually assaulted by someone she trusted. This experience has stuck with him ever since, making the foundation’s mission that much more important to him personally.

In his spare time, Darren enjoys spending time at a race track with Porsche Club of America and going on adventures with his English Bulldog, Mumford.

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Claire Meltzer

Claire Meltzer grew up in the world of philanthropy and when the opportunity arose to triage support for her late best friend’s foundation she could not pass on this opportunity. Claire’s favorite quote is “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”.  That is just what we are doing for the Erin Levitas Foundation. We are doing this together. 

Claire has a BS in Community Health with a Master’s Degree in Macro Social Work. She enjoys program development with a focus on philanthropy. 

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Lindsay Thomason

Lindsay Thomason is the CEO & Founder of The Nanny League, a proud wife & mother to twin toddlers, a survivor, and an advocate against Child Sexual Abuse. The Nanny League is dedicated to matching high-profile families with professional nannies who are college-educated, highly competent, creative, and nurturing individuals.  The Nanny League prides itself on giving back to the community and philanthropic work. Lindsay serves as an Associate for Stop the Silence® and has played an integral part in the development of an online training program to educate nannies about child sexual abuse prevention and mitigation.

Lindsay is honored to serve on the Advisory Board for the Erin Levitas Foundation and is dedicated to educating others on body safety.

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Grace Elizabeth Beal

Often identified as the “Carrie Bradshaw of Baltimore” by her family and friends (most notably Erin), Grace has a passion for fashion and creative writing. She holds an extensive background in marketing, event planning, development, and communication, which has laid the groundwork for her role at The Baltimore Banner. Grace also has a passion for community and children’s education, as she serves on Port Discovery’s Council in her spare time. With the support of her significant other Emmanuel and her four children, Grace looks to fill her life with love, significance, and purpose – all of which come into play when supporting the Erin Levitas Foundation.

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Sammy Surcel-Debes

Sammy is a gender-queer high school human rights activist. They have been involved in advocacy for as long as they can remember, including women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, accessibility, and Native American rights. Sammy recently connected with the Erin Levitas Foundation through a local event and loves their message.  Sammy believes that educating people can prevent hurtful and traumatic moments. They are excited to continue to work with ELF and help inform young people on this important topic through school and community events, partnering with other student groups, and fundraising.  Sammy hopes to connect with anyone in need.
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