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Dare Humanity inspires people from over the world to unleash their potential and create meaningful impact, as they become the best version of themselves and empower others. What sets us apart from other nonprofits providing short term relief, is our direct and continuous involvement in the communities we operate, to guarantee a long-term positive and sustainable impact.

 

We are a 501(c)(3) startup nonprofit organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service. This status gives us the possibility of offering our donors tax deductible receipts in exchange for their generous contributions.

 

Our story starts in 2015 when our founder Kia Harris Tattegrain traveled for the first time from California to Haiti with a medical mission, to provide health and medical services to the communities in the Montrouis area. Volunteering in pop-up clinic, a hospital and an orphanage was a life-changing firsthand experience for Kia,  that allowed her to get acquainted with the isolated communities in rural Haiti and their issues. 

 

Back in California, the cultural shock and emotional impact of this journey made Kia aware of her vocation for helping others. She applied to Medical School, and even after being rejected, Kia didn’t give up. She decided to pursue in the meantime a Masters degree in Nonprofit Administration. This change of course actually had a significant positive impact and redirected her career, as she became the founder of Dare Humanity. 

 

After completing her studies Kia travelled back to Haiti in 2018 where she began working with the Sonyen rural community. During this journey she also met Woodelore Tattegrain, a Haitian police officer and chef. Not only did Kia and Woodelore fall in love and get married, he actually became our Haiti liaison and Advisory Board member. 

 

Currently Dare Humanity has already established in Haiti the Young Dreams Sponsorship Program aimed to provide access to educational opportunities for children in rural Haiti and Port-au-Prince, the Helping Hands (Men Kontre) food assistance Program, as well as a Clean Water Initiative. We are also developing academic and entrepreneurship exchange programs as part of our international strategy.


Our mission is rooted in our desire to be of service to others and planted in communities across the globe. Our work is just beginning! We invite you to partner with our organization and be part of our journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Vision:

 

For underserved communities worldwide to achieve and sustain wellness, self-sufficiency, and entrepreneurship.

Mission Statement: 

To advocate for an enhanced life for women, children and families who live in underserved communities. 

Our Core Values: 

Community | Empowerment | Integrity | Leadership | Transparency | Trust

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Founder

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Kia A. Harris Tattegrain

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/kia-harr

Kia earned a B.S. in Health Science and a minor in Spanish from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Kia has developed skills in a variety of areas such as medicine, health, tobacco control, research and nonprofit efforts. From her experience, she is able to act as a liaison for diverse populations in underserved communities. After choosing to continue her studies, she earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.

 

Kia has a love for people and cultures. She always enjoys a great self-help book that empowers the soul. She thoroughly enjoys traveling, hiking, outdoor activities, photography, languages, natural medicine, natural beauty, and music. She is a constant learner seeking to become the best version of herself while adding to the lives of others.

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Board Members

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George W. 

 Lee, Sr.

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/geokent/
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Erica Minton-Mouzoukos

George W. Lee, Sr. worked as a Senior Information Technology Financial Budget Analyst for Boeing Corporation from 2001 until his retirement in 2015. During his career at Boeing, he was responsible for a $200 million plus annual IT resource budget. Prior to working for Boeing he worked as an Internal Auditor/Accounting Analyst for Rockwell International Corporation. He has also worked as a Medical Compliance Auditor for the State of California.

 

Not only does he work as a financial analyst, he is an avid volunteer for Rebuilding Together Pasadena California,  ClearNet Residential Services Inc., and other charitable organizations. He enjoys helping in social educational and business causes.

 

George graduated from California State University with  a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He brings to the board his expertise in budgeting and financial responsibilities of organizations.

Erica Minton-Mouzoukos hails from the vibrant borough of Brooklyn, New York. Armed with a Bachelors of Technology degree from New York City College of Technology, her professional journey spans over two decades within the realm of luxury retail marketing operations. She’s worked for iconic brands such as Victoria’s Secret Direct, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and currently Neiman Marcus,  where she oversees Brand Creative Operations, showcasing her mastery of strategic planning and

meticulous budget management.

Erica finds joy and fulfillment in various pursuits. She is passionate about wellness and became a certified personal trainer to guide others on their journeys. Cooking, reading, and traveling are sources of inspiration and rejuvenation. Her ongoing commitment to learning Greek also reflects a dedication to personal growth and cultural appreciation.

With a blend of experience, passion, and a deep-seated commitment to humanitarian values, Erica is poised to make a meaningful impact as part of Dare Humanity, contributing to its mission of empowerment and compassion.

advisory Board Members

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Beatrice Cardenas- Duncan

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Nicholas  Daher

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Woodelore Tattegrain

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Chelsea Castellanos

Beatrice Cardenas-Duncan graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2011, with  Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior and Leadership while earning a certificate from San Francisco State University College of Extended Studies, Nonprofit Leadership & Strategic Planning.Beatrice’s has also had extensive volunteer and advocacy involvement with key organizations such as the American Heart Association which she joined ten years ago. She has been deeply involved in key campaigns such as California’s $2 Tobacco Tax increase, Co-Chair of Shape Up SF from 2012-2015, which lead the triumphant SF Sugar Sweetened

Beverage Tax campaign, and more recently, championed a ban on flavored tobacco products

through personal testimony that was successful in three cities she campaigned in the Bay Area.

 

Her  passion for advocacy and work with community organizations, non-profits, and local and state governments for three decades exemplifies her commitment in addressing the health disparities that affect our communities of color. In early 2018, Beatrice was appointed by the City of Oakland Department of Public Health as Co-chair of the Alameda Tobacco Control Coalition and she also served in this capacity of Shape Up SF Coalition. Finally, she was an American Cancer Society Lead Legislative Ambassador.

Nicholas Daher is dedicated to being the change he hopes to see in the world.  As a Dare Humanity Advisory Board Member he will bring his skills, ability and compassion for international development to the organization.

 

He earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of San Francisco. One of his proudest professional achievements was making the decision to become a Peace Corps Volunteer and serve communities in southern Africa.  He has helped to develop projects locally and internationally and is excited to do the same with Dare Humanity.

 

For fun, Nicholas likes to spend time outdoors with his fiancée and her beloved pug, help his parents out in the garden, or watch Warriors basketball games with friends.

Woodelore Tattegrain studied economics at Institut des Hautes Études Commerciales et Économiques from 2006 to 2010. He also obtained a certificate in kitchen and pastry in 2014. He benefited from training in Leadership and Professional Development in different states in the U.S. from 2017 to 2018 which included the Defense Language Institute English Learning Center in Texas, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in South Carolina, and the Chief Petty Officer Academy in California, among others.

 

Woodelore has worked for about 12 years In Corps for Intervention and the Maintenance of Order, a special unit for riot control and intervention. He also served for about two years in the Haitian Coast Guard and enjoyed working for 5 years as a teacher in a kitchen and pastry school.He is currently working as a bodyguard for the President of a National Administrative Court. He volunteered as a translator, helper, and escort with Youth With A Mission after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

 

He is convinced that the core values of Dare Humanity are in alignment with what he believes - that all of humanity is a big family and supporting one another is a duty. 

 

“Since Dare Humanity has a foot down in Haiti and I’m Haitian myself I can be their local contact as far as administrative procedures and communication with the communities and local institutions to help mitigate cultural differences.”

Chelsea Castellanos is a Wife and a Mother. She is currently working from home as a Blogger for Faith and Imperfection. Chelsea is passionate about her career as an Entrepreneur. She has experience in freelance work; such as content creation, copy, and writing email campaigns. She is also an Ambassador for Dare Humanity Non Profit Organization. You find her increasing her knowledge through reading and online courses, homeschooling her children, or spending quality time alone with God. Chelsea Castellanos strives everyday to show up as her best self and seeks to grow and inspire others to be self-sufficient as well.

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Hailee Settlemoir

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Missy Hewett

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Shahed Mady

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Gregor Moreau, Men Kontre and Student Liaison

Hailee Settlemoir is currently a senior at the Leeds School of Business pursuing a BS in Business Administration, emphasizing in Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Leadership Management, and will graduate May 2024. She is additionally pursuing a Certificate in Social Responsibility and Ethics. She wishes to contribute to a company's ESG initiatives, as well as found her own nonprofit someday!

Missy Hewett is from Portland, Oregon. She graduated with a BS in Business Administration (Marketing option) from Oregon State University. Missy has worked for businesses focusing on inside sales, customer support, and marketing. Missy moved to Madrid, Spain several years ago to work as an English Assistant in the classroom and travel around Europe. Missy has worked and volunteered with various non-profits, and especially enjoys connecting with youth and advocating for vulnerable children and families. 

Shahed Mady is an Honors student at the Eli Broad College of Business, studying Supply Chain Management, with a minor in Graphic Design. At Dare Humanity, she creates Facebook content to raise awareness for Haiti. Beyond this, she co-founded a girls' youth program and teaches at Noor Academy, both at her local community center, sharing knowledge and fostering community. Shahed's goal is to merge her mind for business and heart for digital design to make a meaningful difference.

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