Shanay Thompson, MPH

Founder and Executive Director

Shanay is a modern day renaissance woman. She is a Wilhelmina model - printed in Vogue and Elle magazine, and modeled in New York Fashion Week. She is also a former pageant queen, held her own after school teen girl mentoring program under the R.I.S.E. program at Berkeley High School, is a successful entrepreneur and a strong advocate of making sure at-risk youth never get left behind.

Shanay graduated from UC Berkeley earning both her Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and Master's Degree in Public Health, with an emphasis on Maternal and Child Health. She is now a medical student. Shanay enjoys traveling to new places, cooking vegan food, spending time with her nephew and changing the world, while inspiring others.


Elaine Morin

Executive Assistant

Elaine is a graduate from San Francisco State University, earning her degree in Business Administration. Elaine is deeply passionate about assisting children in need. In her free time she enjoys watching the Bachelor, hiking, traveling, cooking new recipes for her husband and two children, and enjoying her two dogs.