We envision a world where mothers are no longer separated from their children due to preventable causes, but are equipped and empowered to raise their children in stable and nurturing homes.
We exist to prevent family separation by advocating for mothers in crisis.
We value prevention
The family separation crisis for reasons of poverty in the United States is astronomical, but we believe it is also solvable. We work closely with community partners, businesses, and individuals in their areas of professional expertise, providing mothers with access to people with influence and opportunity. We are going upstream with our approach and identifying root causes to the crisis, preventing trauma by family separation before it begins.
We value sustainable impact
It is imperative that we address this crisis with an upstream approach as we identify root causes and design sustainable solutions. Outcomes indicates behaviors changed. It is our organizational goal to not just claim a good work, but prove it with empirical research and data. Over time, we believe we will see national statistics shift and see less families in poverty and less children in foster care.
We value a holistic approach
Our model is a holistic approach to the crisis. We facilitate trauma-informed, evidence-based curriculums while individualized action plans are carefully crafted for every mother in the pro- gram. Moms are matched with trained ĒMA Advocates who provide provide the wrap-around support needed to prevent family separation and trauma.
meet the team
Founder & 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 of Strategy Officer
Diandra comes from a rich legacy of global for-profit and nonprofit leaders impacting over 1 billion Churches, leaders, children, and youth across the world. Diandra utilizes her Masters in Spiritual Formation from Princeton Theological Seminary to empower women in leadership and support their unique callings to further the Kingdom of God.
Regional Director of South Florida
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 cries of the community and remains passionate about empowering women, leading highly effective teams, and equipping the Church.
Director of Operations
Alessandra earned her B.S. degree in Finance and Marketing from Florida State University in 2012. Alessandra and her husband Will live in Brooklyn, New York with their son Oliver. She has several years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. As a new mom and early volunteer of ĒMA, she recognizes the crucial impact empowering and supporting mothers has on the community.
Charnelle is originally from Northern New Jersey and was raised in Bucks County, P.A. There she earned her A.S. in Early Childhood and to follow her B.S. in Elementary Ed. from Temple University. Before joining Every Mother’s Advocate as our Affiliate Coordinator, Charnelle has been an educator for Broward County Public Schools, Activist for Color of Change (C.O.C) and an Advocate for ĒMA. Her mission is to empower women to live out their passions and experience their purpose. Charnelle is married to her husband Daniel in South Florida and together they are raising their three children Maximilian, Mischa-Elle and Imani.
Manager of Training and Engagement
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.