Travis J. Piskura

Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coopertino

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Michelle Kelly

Stacy Brecht is the president of the LA-based public relations firm, Carder Brecht Communications (CBC), and she has more than 10 years of experience providing public relations and marketing for national and international clients in a variety of industries. Brecht has completed public relations, branding, website design and development, online marketing and business development for civil and structural engineers, entertainment brands, mobile app companies, nonprofits, fashion designers, interior design companies and authors, and her writing has been published on CBS, Time Warner, LA Weekly, and the international publication, Top Agent Magazine.

In addition to owning and operating CBC, Brecht is an adjunct business management instructor at the University of La Verne. To learn more about her and her business, please visit 

a Hollywood production executive with a rising presence in the entertainment industry. Milburn began his career working for Saban Entertainment. Milburn's career grew rapidly after working for philanthropist Jeff Skoll's film company Participant Media and Pivot TV where Kevin led the Operations and oversight of all three PM locations. Presently, his career further advances at Sony Pictures Animation where he is the Director of Operations, Physical Production. Milburn is also the President of Milburn & Associates Entertainment Group, a boutique multi-media company. Kevin is committed to using the power of media as in inspirational tool. He uses his platform to empower the masses, through speaking, production and business models. Milburn is committed to social action and philanthropic efforts through his non-profit Caring Hearts Network in which he founded. Caring Hearts Network empowers all to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society. Kevin is a dedicated husband and father. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife LaTanya and their two sons.

Luis Guzman

Advisory Board Memeber

Professional Financial Services Professional. 

Virginia Garcia Pivik, Communications Consultant/ Media personality- Seasoned communications consultant and broadcaster with over 20 years of radio and TV experience. She became an EMMY nominee of the National Academy of Television and Arts in 2005 for her job as news producer. As a communications consultant and campaign producer, she won “Best Community Service campaign” in 2015 for a spot she produced in conjunction with Telemundo for 9Health Fair. Since her days in radio and TV, Virginia has developed a passion for educating and engaging communities by working face-to-face with a vast array of community leaders and members. She also believes in utilizing existing marketing channels to increase exposure of health programs in the community. Learn more about Virginia Garcia here

Linda Hollander

Stacy Brecht

Kevin Milburn

Bill Ballas, CFRE

Bill Ballas is a leadership development, strategic marketing, and fundraising consultant, and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). He has consulted with dozens of Fortune 200 companies, as well as not-for-profits with annual revenue between $5 million to $3 billion. Bill earned a B.A., in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado, and holds post-graduate certificates in strategic marketing from Cornell and Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Board Roles and Responsibilities

Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Board members are stewards of Dare to Care for the Homeless and this includes fundraising.

Markus Biegel

A seasoned management consultant and entrepreneur of 10 years, Markus Biegel has provided his expertise to hundreds of CEOs and business owners across the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, in a diverse range of industries spanning from technology to fashion. Currently the senior vice president of business development at Allied Protection Services, Biegel is responsible for securing and managing partnership opportunities, providing security guard services to large-scale national construction firms and U.S. government agencies. 

Berenice Dena  

Berenice Dena   is a Long Beach California local business owner and resident in the area of Bixby Knolls. Berenice is the owner/founder of About U Boutique, a unique eclectic clothing and jewelry shop currently enjoying six years of successful operation. About U Boutique is located at 4340 Atlantic Avenue. She is a motivated, empowered, confident, and successful young woman. Learn More about Berenice Dena 

Michelle is a Director of Marketing for a global corporation where she oversees Marketing & Sales Operations and co-leads the enterprise Salesforce CRM program. Her areas of expertise include developing the strategy, program managing and delivering business platforms and marketing infrastructure that enables an organization to grow and deliver value.

Payam Emran

Linda Hollander has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the leading expert on corporate sponsorship. She is the author of Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps, the CEO of Sponsor Concierge and the founder of the Sponsor Secrets Seminar on October 3-5, 2017 in Los Angeles.
Her sponsors include Microsoft, Fed Ex, Staples, Epson, Bank of America, Marriott, Health Net, Wal Mart and IBM.


Justin "JTIME"

Pro Bono Music Producer/ Audio Engineer/ Song Writer

 got his start while in middle school, playing in the school band, learning to read music which then led to learning music theory and song composition. It was then only natural for Justin to experiment with beat making using a keyboard and  a mpc. One could imagine taking over the world with just these two weapons of choice. Justin then started college in 2005 and graduated in two years with a bachelors in entertainment business and an associates in recording arts from Full Sail Unviversity.  With Justin's education and with placements in radio spots, xbox 360 shows " HIP HOP 360"- it is clear to see , "JTIME" was made for this industry.

Lara Piu is a features, strategic marketing, and PR writer and aspiring author with 20 years experience in marketing and PR, and ten years experience in journalism. Through her company, Inner Glow Communications, she provides strategic counsel and composition of business proposals, go to market proposals, strategic marketing plans, grant proposals, press releases, FAQs, pitches, fact sheets, media alerts and other press materials, print, radio, email, social media advertising copy, social media campaigns and posts, SEO, blog content and blog teasers, headlines, broadcast segments, market reports, whitepapers, info-graphics, websites, video scripts, and more. Connect with her on LinkedIn at:

Theo Sison

​​Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, IHS Markit Theo Sison manages IT infrastructure and operations globally for IHS Markit, and he ensures that systems and infrastructure anticipate both current and f​uture needs and are efficient and secure whi​le employing innovative strategies and architectures. Theo was previously the Principal Architect of BCBG Max Azria where led the Architecture and Engineering Teams. Theo has worked in a variety of industries including Education, Business Consulting, IT Security, Financial Services, Government and NGOs.

Virginia Garcia Ovejero Pivik



Beth Kemp

The "three Ds" of Directors are: 

Duty of care: Board members are expected to actively participate in organizational planning and decision-making and to make sound and informed judgments.

Duty of loyalty: When acting on behalf of the organization, board members must put the interests of the nonprofit before any personal or professional concerns and avoid potential conflicts of interest.

Duty of obedience: Board members must ensure that the organization complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and that it remains committed to its established mission.

Lara Piu

Digital content creator and consultant.  I create digital content (photography and graphics) for distribution throughout various social media channels and websites.  I also  create unique ways of presenting said digital content whether it be through social media or website design.  As a consultant I  help create comprehensive content plans and use the power of visuals to tell a client's story.  My work may be foun​d at  Please contact me for your content needs.

 Stephen Bordl 

Pro Bono Song Writer

Stephen Bordl is a performer, songwriter, guitar player and engineer/producer with 40+ years of professional industry experience. Currently performing and songwriting, Stephen is placing songs with local artists, writing songs for independent movies as well as work as an independent engineer / producer. Specializing in well crafted Rock-Pop songs with solid memorable choruses, interesting story based verses and solidly formed bridges. 

Sandra & Antonio Tinajero

Leadership Committee 
Sponsors & Volunteers. They have taken a great leadership role in helping advance our cause. 

recent programs

We are currently working on producing public service announcements that help to advance the mission of our charity. 


We are currently seeking new volunteers to help cook and distribute clothing once a month.  We also need professionals with skill sets like accounting, law, media relations, and others.

mission Statement

 To promote social change and defend human dignity by assisting the homeless with food, clothing and hygiene products. 

our leadership team

Dare To Care For The Homeless is working on building a systematic method of caring for people that are experiencing homelessness. We need your support. Please, join our efforts and become part of our movement. 

Foundation History

  1. 2008 - Founders legally establish the foundation.
  2. 2010 -D2C4H gets approved as a 501(3) not for profit corporation
  3. 2011 -The first Hygiene Drive for the Homeless campaign launched under the leadership of Elsa Ramos from the Long Beach Multi-Service Center.

A Caring Coalition of Civic Minded Citizens

Volunteering Opportunities in Long Beach