Michelle Porche earned her Masters of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at San Diego State University, with an emphasis in psychiatric rehabilitation. She also studied law, using her personal and professional experience to advocate for others before starting the nonprofit in conjunction with Daniel Cox in 2016.
Mitchell Porche is an entrepreneur, MTA consultant and co-sponsor of this mission. As a family member of Michelle’s, his perspective and support are invaluable. He studied Business Administration and Finance at San Diego State University earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1995.
Daniel Cox is a retired U.S. Marine and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from National University in 2015 and has a background managing programs in both sexual assault reduction and substance abuse prevention. He has served on our board since its inception in 2016 and his contributions have been priceless.
Vincent Hartman earned his MA in Marriage Family Child Therapy at The University of Phoenix San Diego, with an emphasis in Child Therapy. He has certifications in Monitored Child Court Ordered supervision, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and more. Throughout his career, he demonstrates commitment to positive mental health among his clients. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to MTA!
Karen Wilshe is a retired Information Technology executive. She and a group of parents worked with San Diego Unified School District to create a Speech Language Intensive program for children with high functioning autism. Over the years, Karen has supported and advised families of children with special needs.