Meet the Founders
With advanced degrees in social work and public health, Dr. Erina White is a therapist, researcher, and start-up founder who develops mental health strategies for the digital age. Erina has expertise in family-cased crisis intervention. She is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the University of New Hampshire and conducts research at Boston Children’s Hospital. Erina has experience building teams of mental health experts to offer guidance to parents around the world whose children struggle with mental illness. Erina is mom to a 7-year-old and competes in equestrian tournaments.
A lawyer with a Master's in education, Christina with two decades of experience in working with government agencies in Massachusetts to ensure that students with special needs receive the services and support they deserve. She has helped transform the lives of thousands of families by expanding access to and improving the quality of special education programming. She is a proud mom and a lover of all things fitness.
The Secret Sauce
Madison is a recent graduate of High Point University with a BSBA in Marketing and am pursuing a Masters in Communication and Business Leadership this fall. She is from Maine but spends many weeks abroad in Denmark each year and is moving to NYC this fall. She loves working with small businesses to brand themselves to their fullest potential through social strategy, content creation, and website design.
Janelle has a Masters in Business Administration and joined the YHAV team after participating in the pilot as a parent. She felt so passionately about YHAV that she asked how she could help build the community to share with other parents. After spending years in marketing and development of new products in technical industries, Janelle now enjoys building collaborative empowerment communities. She is a proud mom, volunteer soccer coach, and lover fresh air adventures.
With a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology and experience working with adolescents in wilderness therapy, Martin is currently earning an MSW from the University of New Hampshire. With a background in practicing and teaching both yoga and meditation, he hopes to bring more mindfulness to our Village. Martin is passionate about the power of nature, and has helped troubled teens connect with the desert while in a supportive group setting.
Graduating in September with a Master of Social Work, Melissa has experience in working with adolescents in a group home setting, working with adults with developmental disabilities, and most recently with elementary school children within the school. Melissa is a mom of a wonderful daughter and is a lover of all things Disney.