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

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to educate all on child sexual abuse prevention and bystander 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 - Survivor, Mother of Survivor, Certified Facilitator

Christy is survivor and a mother of a survivor of child sexual abuse. 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 and advocating on behalf of victims. Christy was a CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster Kids and is currently a SART - Sexual Assault Response Team Advocate and Counselor. Read more about WHY Christy left her 20 year career in Business Development to found this non-profit.

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

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

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 teaching since 2002, 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 - Entreprenuer, 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 under-served communities.

Jennifer Parambath, Director - Speech Language Pathologist

Jennifer is a Speech Language Pathologist who works with children and parents in early intervention, schools, and adult populations. Jennifer is passionate about the importance of open communication and believes this is the key to prevention of child sexual abuse.