Lisa J. Blanchard – Executive Director and Founder: As founder, Lisa has been the guiding force and visionary of The Grateful Garment Project. Lisa’s unique combination of experience in nonprofit, customer service, law, and management produces the creative and conceptual leadership required to bring The Grateful Garment Project to the State of California and beyond. She has dedicated significant amounts of time to working with people not only professionally, but also in a volunteer capacity. Lisa holds an AS in Business, a BS in Human Services and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration. It is her vision that no victim of sexual assault ever experience further suffering due to lack of resources
Magda Dagnall – Office Admin: I joined TGGP in June of 2016 as a part-time employee. When I met Lisa for the first time, I was instantly moved by her passion and desire to help victims of sexual abuse start their healing process as soon as possible. The idea of a victim leaving the SART facility wearing only a paper hospital gown is hard to imagine and process. By providing survivors with basic necessities, we give them strength and hope. My role in the office is optimizing the day to day workflow, and that includes working with our donor database, agencies receiving our donations, and volunteers helping in our office among other things. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors with my family and our dog, reading, cooking and running my culinary blog
Barbara Otto – Program Developer: I have been with TGGP for about 2 years. I started off as a contractor, taking care of tax receipts, thank you cards, ensuring that we received statistics and impact statements from our clients, and helping to create forms and directories. A few months ago, I was offered the opportunity to become a part-time employee and the scope of my duties changed. Like everyone else, I wear many hats. I am now the editor, writer, and publisher of our monthly newsletter, “Grateful Notes”, am building a directory of resources available to survivors throughout CA, monitor our grants to ensure we are in compliance, keep the receipt and client files up to date, help prepare for taxes, create forms and databases, and research.