Our Team

The PROTECT Coalition

Co-Founders

Ashlie Bryant
Co-Founder, CEO and President, 3Strands Global Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor of PROTECT)
www.3sgf.org

Vanessa Russell
Founder, Love Never Fails
www.loveneverfailsus.com

Robert Benz
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
www.fdfi.org

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
Co-Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
www.fdfi.org

Education Directors

Amanda Taggart, Regional Director – Central California
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Nevada, Placer, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba

Sean Brown, Regional Director – Capital & Bay Area
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma,  Yolo

Cynthia Cook, Regional Director – Northern California
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California: Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

Don Buchheit, Regional Director – Southern California
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California:  Imperial, Orange, San Diego 

Leah Myer, Director of National Partnerships

Implementation Coordinator

Grace Han
Manages the PROTECT Online Growth Platform and outreach with teachers.

For general inquiries, please contact info@protectnow.org.