OUR TEAM

ASHA WALKER
Founder & Executive Director
ROCHEL CHAKOFF
Program Director
JOAMNA RAMIREZ
Events Manager
DOUGLAS DUNN 
Site Manager

BOARD MEMBERS

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DANIELLE KIRSNER

Danielle, born and raised in sunny Boca Raton, and is an early childhood educator. A diehard Gator fan, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2007. She landed her dream job with the Miami HEAT and even has two NBA Championship rings (just ask and you may be able to sneak a peak), but she realized that while her career in sports was fun and exciting, she wasn’t feeling fulfilled. So she decided to go after her true passion: educating young children. Danielle accepted a full time position in 2016 a Lehman Jewish Day School and  has never looked back.  Walking into her classroom each morning and preparing for each day with the adorable Turning Twos is a big part of how she found her passion and overall happiness.

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LISA SHEFFIELD

Lisa was born and raised in Michigan.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Accounting from Michigan State University in 1985 and during her professional career she held a series of progressively senior managerial positions in the accounting field for the global public accounting firms, Deloitte Touche and Ernst & Young. Following her public accounting career she worked for Fortune 500 corporations, World Color Press and McDonalds Corporation in Executive finance and accounting roles. Lisa has been a life-long volunteer and organizational leader. Her volunteerism began in high school with teaching special needs children to swim and continued into college with the Special Olympics. Lisa is currently completing her three-year term as Board Chair for Family & Children’s Agency (FCA), a human services agency that touches over 10,000 families annually through its strength-based, solution-focused programs that respond to the individual needs of children, families, youth, adults and seniors throughout Fairfield County (Connecticut), managing a budget of over $18 million. In addition to her public roles of support, Lisa also manages the Lillie Family Charitable Foundation, a charity that supports families, youth development, education, nature conservation and the arts initiatives.

TAYLOR MCCAULEY TILLEY

Taylor is a New York native and former Product Marketing Manager at Facebook based
in London. Taylor studied Spanish at Villanova University and is a seasoned world
traveler. A professional coach and newlywed, Taylor recently moved to Miami and is
finding her roots by getting involved in the causes that she is most passionate about.
Her passion for helping other develop ideas drives her work.