Mary Boyett is a retired school psychologist who spent her career going the extra mile for disadvantaged children, organizing annual school supply and coat drives and co-chairing the school district’s efforts to start a backpack program that sends children from low-income households home with food for their families each weekend. She lives with her husband near Snohomish, WA, where she volunteers with the local food bank.
Lynette Brown is the youngest member of our group and is passionate about civil rights issues. She’s active in the Indivisible movement and has organized voter registration drives across western Pennsylvania. She’s also a stay-at-home mom of twin boys.
Oliver Turner is an accountant from Cleveland and a running fanatic. He regularly puts his favorite activity to work for others by running in charity races, and he’s also organized a few of his own, benefiting groups that help disabled people to get vocational training and find jobs.
Jane Ziegler of Las Vegas lost her son to suicide in 2007, and it was this life-altering event that led her to become an activist. Seeking to prevent others from going through what she and her son experienced, she has been a tireless advocate for mental health parity and against stigma. She’s frequently a top fundraiser for the annual Out of the Darkness walk, benefiting suicide prevention efforts, and she also organizes an annual family festival to benefit the Trevor Project.
Hector Clement is a regular at homeless shelters in and around the Bay Area of California: He’s a baker by trade, and on his days off, he’ll regularly bake extra batches of breads and muffins to bring to soup kitchens. He’s also a frequent volunteer at the local food pantry along with his wife and three daughters.