Our organization is driven by the leadership of survivor advocates.
Our Executive Board
Genevieve Meyer, MBA – Co-founder and President
Genevieve Meyer, MBA is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Resiliency Foundation. She is a survivor advocate and professional expert on child marriage, human trafficking, and building resiliency. Her story and corresponding work has been featured on major media outlets including Red Table Talk, CBSN https://www.cbsnews.com/video/cbsn-originals-presents-speaking-frankly-child-marriage/, and NBC https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/she-was-american-child-bride-now-genevieve-fighting-stop-it-n1000276. Genevieve is member of several anti-trafficking networks and consults with organziations on ways to address the issues of human trafficking and child marriage in the United States and around the world.
Ada Dickinson, LMHC – Co-founder and Vice President
My wish is to provide an opportunity for those struggling with emotional issues a safe and effective way to heal. Art therapy through the use of creative expression can provide an honest look into our emotions at a pace that is acceptable and reassuring. Art therapy is a unique and effective means to communicate when words are not enough to express our feelings. Art can offer an honest and safe look into our emotions and life experiences. It is my hope to bring comfort to those in need through art.
Nick Meyer – Treasurer
Rebekah Kiess – Secretary
Sara Tasneem is a forced child marriage survivor and national advocate to end child marriage nationally. As an outspoken advocate, Sara speaks publicly to create awareness of child marriage in the U.S. by sharing her story across national and international media outlets, through educational seminars, public speaking events, and by providing personal testimony in front of legislative bodies in support of ending the legal practice of child marriage. Sara has volunteered with non-profit Unchained at Last as a mentor to young girls and women who are leaving their abusive forced child marriages. Sara is also member of the steering committee for the National Coalition to End Child Marriage in the United States and a member of the California Coalition to End Child Marriage. Sara works with multiple non-profits as an advocate, and alongside other fellow survivors to create a network of survivor led advocacy to end child marriage in the U.S.
She has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
In her “daytime job” Sara has worked for Marin County since 2007. Currently, Sara works as a Department Analyst for Marin County Health and Human Services, Whole Person Care division and Finance. During her tenure with the County she has been responsible for budgetary reports, fiscal analysis, contract negotiations and administration, procurement of assets, payroll entry oversight, financial program management, managing relationships with internal and external partners, and accounting/policy oversight. Sara has administered 200+ contracts annually for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. She was instrumental in the Emergency Operations Center on all aspects of procurement including a heavy role in two major disaster responses. Sara was the lead liaison for contracts management for the Great Plates State Program with outside stakeholders during the Covid-19 pandemic. She has established a contracting system for the Emergency Operations Center; that is still utilized today; even as she transitioned back to her daily work at HHS.
Morgan is the Statewide SART Coordinator for the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking, Inc. She has also served as the co-chair of the Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Coalition for the
past 3 years.
Dawn Tyree – board advisor
Sarah Collins Savage,MBA – Policy & program advisor
Naila Amin- Survivor advisor
Foundation operational team
Genevieve Meyer- Executive Director
EMILY CARROLL, PhD
Director of Strategic Development
As the Director of Strategic Development, Dr. Carroll is responsible for capacity building, network building, fundraising, and grantwriting. She has a background in project management including research design, data collection, and analysis. In addition, she has successfully developed curricula to address social issues from an implicit bias perspective. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University and was the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s inaugural Graduate Research Fellow. She also holds an MSHS in Public Health, and a BA in Women’s Studies. Since leaving school, she has worked for think tanks devoted to advancing women’s and children’s policy issues and consulted for several progressive policy organizations. Dr. Carroll is affiliated with the Women’s Campaign School at Yale and is a current Ambassador for the United State of Women. She is passionate about social justice and uses the skills acquired through education and experience to inform policy and best practice.
Ada Dickinson, LMHC
Clinical director and mental health best practices consultant.