Educate to Eliminate is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to educate the masses on prevention and intervention so that we can eliminate the pandemic of abuse. 

Our Vision:

Educate to Eliminate seeks a world where body safety and bystander intervention are the highest priorities instead of the highest risk to our youth. 

Board of Directors:

Christy Heiskala, Founder and President

Christy is a mother of a survivor of child sexual abuse and a survivor of abuse herself. For twenty-four years, Christy was in business development for companies that designed and built life science facilities across the West Coast. After her daughter used the skills Christy taught her to catch a predator who had abused students for seven years, she decided to dedicate her life to preventing abuse.

Leanna Apodaca, Secretary, High School Teacher, Parent

Leanna is a mother who is passionate about educating youths and providing support in lower economic communities. She has a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in English Language Arts. She has a Masters Degree in Administrative Services. Leanna has been a teacher for sixteen years, including ten years with an Early College Program (RECHS). She has been in a variety of leadership positions such as Department Chair, Data Team Leader, Professional Learning Community Leader, Union Representative and various club advisory positions. 

Nichole McDonald, Director, Parent

Nichole is a mother, entrepreneur, creative genius, and community leader. Nichole is the founder and CEO of Sash, Inc., a company she built from scratch to revenues of almost $3 million within the first 5 years. Nichole also volunteers to help children in underserved communities.

Hillery M. Stones, CFO, Lawyer, Parent, former Educator

HIllery M. Stones is a mother and business law attorney. She previously worked in education and has a passion for helping keep kids safe.