Dare Humanity, Inc. inspires people from all over the world to be the best version of themselves.
We are a 501(c)(3) startup nonprofit organization founded in 2015. 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.
For underserved communities worldwide to achieve and sustain wellness, self-sufficiency, and entrepreneurship.
To advocate for an enhanced life for women, children and families who live in underserved communities.
Our Core Values:
Community | Empowerment | Leadership
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. In addition, Kia is a promising health care professional that will link her professional experience with medicine to provide international aid and health education to underserved communities on a global scale.
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, learning, natural medicine, natural DIY skin and hair care, and music. She is a constant learner seeking to become the best version of herself while adding to the lives of others.
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.
advisory Board Members
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.
Elizabeth Silva is a young professional in the nonprofit sector with special interests in sustainable development and international relations. She is the Project Manager at Family Promise of Greater Modesto and a partner of Students International in the Dominican Republic. Elizabeth is a Core Committee Member for Room to Read’s San Francisco Chapter, and previously served as the organization’s Development Intern.
Upon receiving her MNA in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco, Elizabeth’s graduate work includes partnering with the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants, and LearnUp Centers. Elizabeth received her BA Magna Cum Laude from San Jose State University in Liberal Studies. During her time there, she studied abroad at Edinburgh Napier University in the United Kingdom and was the Event & Outreach Coordinator for San Jose State's Global Student Network, a club focused on celebrating cultural diversity and inclusion with international students at the university. In her free time, Elizabeth loves traveling to new places and capturing the world through her camera lens.