We are equipping communities to eradicate the preventable causes of family separation through mother advocacy.
Founder and CEO
In 2015, Charlee founded Every Mother’s Advocate and began serving as the Executive Director. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology from Liberty University in 2013. Charlee is married to her husband Matt and together have two sons, Jacob and Levi. She has over 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit sectors of foster care, maternal health, marginalized women, and crisis pregnancy centers both globally and domestically. Charlee is 100% committed to seeing the effects of poverty on family separation eradicated in her lifetime by mobilizing others to act with sustainable mission. Next to being a wife and mother, she considers it her greatest honor to lead the efforts of Every Mother’s Advocate.
Chief Operating Officer
Cristina earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Systems Engineering from the University of Florida in 2010 and 2012. After spending 11 years leading operational initiatives in other industries, she now spends her efforts optimizing the operations of ĒMA. Cristina has extensive ministry experience alongside her husband, Ryan, who has pastored a college ministry and led worship for more than 15 years. After experiencing perplexing challenges while parenting their children, Cayden and Elías, they are convinced that all mothers deserve deep support and helpful tools in order to be holistic parents and raise healthy children.
Vice President of Programs
Krysten earned her B.S.W degree from Southeastern University in 2012 and her M.S.W degree from Barry University in 2013. In 2009, she completed her first missionary trip to Southeast Asia, Cambodia, where her passion for advocating for vulnerable people groups began. Krysten has extensive training in trauma-informed Social Work and ministry leadership. Before joining ĒMA, Krysten brought awareness to the fight against human trafficking by addressing the needs of trafficking victims locally and globally. She believes the Church is strategically positioned to respond to the greatest needs within a community and remains passionate about empowering women, leading highly effective teams, and equipping the Church.
ĒMA Broward: Manager
Nephratera Hill earned her B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University in 2016. She has a heart of service which is where she gained 10 years of experience in the nonprofit world. Nephratera has extensive experience in managing programs, teams, software, and community partnerships. As a Pompano Beach native, her desire to give back to the community she grew up in is the driving force to see others thrive in all aspects of life. Nephratera’s devotion to the prevention and restoration of disadvantaged communities is her true calling.
Affiliate Support Manager
Charnelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Temple University in 2006 and her Associate of Science in Early Childhood from Bucks County Community College in 2003. In 2016, she entered the nonprofit sector, rediscovering her passion for community service, particularly advocating for social justice. Charnelle transitioned into ministry in 2020 and joined ĒMA as an Advocate seeking family preservation through mother advocacy. Her passion for teaching and empowering faith-based communities with a sustainable mission in mother advocacy increased as she assumed the role of Affiliate Support Manager in 2022. Beyond her leadership experience in education, encompassing roles such as educational leadership coach, teacher and national director, Charnelle wholeheartedly embraces her position as a devoted mother of three. Navigating her journey with God, family responsibilities, and career with grace, she serves as a living example of the significance of achieving work-life harmony, fully comprehending both the challenges and joys associated with managing multiple roles.
Client Services Coordinator
Babie- Marie has advocated for women in a variety of settings including domestic violence organizations , courts, hospitals, and The Florida Department of Health. She supports mothers in finding healthy ways to cope with life stressors and heal from past trauma. Her goal is to inspire women to take control of their lives and gain agency. She holds a B.A. in English Literature along with a minor in Sociology from University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University. Babie-Marie applies all that she continues to learn to serve every mother she is privileged to meet.
Advocacy Case Manager
Leontyne Hall earned her A.S degree in Elementary Education From Broward College and her B.A degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2013. Leontyne has over 7 years of experience working with Child Welfare as a Dependency Case Manager, Drug Court Case Manager and Engaging Parent Coordinator. Additionally, she has 8 years of leadership experience with Broward County Public Schools. Leontyne has a passion for serving families and making an impact in the lives of others. Her mission is to leave an impact on every situation that she is connected with.
Training & Content Manager
Lindy earned her BSW degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and her MSW degree from Baylor University in 2014. Her MSW program allowed her to specialize in Attachment Theory & Practice Interventions which focused on the relational dynamics of children and families. Mission trips with her family growing up sparked Lindy’s passion to care for the vulnerable and advocate for families. Lindy’s expertise is in the area of childhood trauma, attachment, and complex family dynamics. Before joining ĒMA, Lindy advocated for connected families in a variety of contexts including faith communities, non profits, and individually through private practice counseling.
Hope started her career as a graphic designer 12 years ago. She graduated from Liberty University with a BA in Cultural Studies and has spent most of the career working in the non-profit sector. Her passion for design and love for people collides perfectly in brand design. Just like someone should walk into a home and feel welcomed, important, and comfortable – that is how she wants people to feel when they interact with a brand she has curated. She also has an eye for interior design and gets to express that in ĒMA Centers.
Lisa serves Every Mother’s Advocate in the area of donor relations and grant management. She has been with ĒMA since its inception in 2014. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in education from Florida Atlantic University. She has worked with her husband building a consulting business, as well as working within their church and community. She is a teacher, author, speaker and has been an advocate for multiple women over the years. Lisa and Stephan have been married for 35 years, have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Lisa loves the outdoors, is an avid reader and Musical Broadway enthusiast