Brittany recently moved to San Diego and thanks to a fateful series of events joined Think Dignity's board shortly thereafter. As an international development-practitioner she continues to be reminded of the importance of engaging with people living without basic needs being met, just miles away.
Kristen first began working with members of the homeless community in 1998 in Philadelphia during graduate school. Upon moving to San Diego in 2014, she immediately joined Think Dignity and is an ardent supporter of its mission. Since that time, she has been actively involved with the Basic Dignity Coalition and has participated in many Think Dignity events. At every opportunity, Kristen makes a point to start productive discussions about homelessness and to advocate for dignity.
Olivia Zecchini is the Chair of Think Dignity's Homeless Women's Coalition which focuses on the female homeless population and some of the needs and services specifically affecting women. She started as a volunteer with Think Dignity in early 2016 and joined the board in 2017.
Olivia currently works for the Department of Defense's Navy as a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate
Angela Rivera joined the Think Dignity board in January 2015. Prior to joining the board she served as a Dignity Advocate volunteer on the Communication Committee. In her career, she has helped organizations effectively drive awareness and action on impactful campaigns — including TD's very own rebranding efforts and PR for GTT's annual gala. Angela manages and oversees all media relations for TD. She has a passion for connecting the dots between homeless needs and available resources through effective communications.
Dahna is a California native who grew up in San Diego. She has been involved with volunteer work since she was a teenager. Dahna is very passionate about her desire to help. She has worked with organizations helping at-risk parents and children and at-risk domestic and wild animals. Dahna graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2001 where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology with honors and a B.A. in Art focusing on Photography. Dahna is the Owner / Photographer for Dahna Logan Photography.
Rachel co-founded Think Dignity, formerly Girls Think Tank, in October 2006 and held the position of President from then until July 2011. As Community Liaison Chair, she now focuses more of her time on engaging with stakeholders across the community.
Rachel is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, based in San Diego, California. At the firm, she prosecutes nationwide class actions against insurance companies and other large corporate actors.
Michelle A. Gastil has been an active volunteer with Think Dignity since 2009. Michelle was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration and Minors in Music and Sociology from San Diego State University ("SDSU") in 2005. While at SDSU, Michelle helped found the SDSU Chapter of Unite for Sight, a student volunteer organization that conducts free vision screenings and collects eyeglasses to donate to communities in need around the world.
Nicole started with Think Dignity as a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Legal Clinic. Shortly thereafter, in August 2013 she joined the Board of Directors as an At-Large Member and Development Committee Chair before becoming Think Dignity’s Vice President in March 2015.