from foster care to resiliency


                                Board of Directors.

​​Naketa Ross, Executive Director


Naketa Ross is the epitome of resilience. She founded our researched based, trauma informed program to assist young adults in preparing to age out of foster care. She moved to Arizona after studying Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Upon moving to Arizona, Naketa began working with marginalized youth as an advocate and empower them to make healthy decisions. It is during her work with the youth that Naketa realized the gap in services provided for youth leaving foster care ages 15-21. This inspired her to start ResilientMe to fill the void left by legislators and organizations. 

Tom Egan, President & CEO

Vice Chair

As President and CEO of The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL), Tom has oversight for health and development projects offering the most personalized and caring services for families of all ages.  He is the current Board President of the Organization of Nonprofit Executives, 

Sara Mayer  


Sara Mayer has been a licensed foster parent for two years to a teen daughter through Casey Family Programs. She has served on a Foster Care Review board and is a strong advocate for youth experiencing foster care and trauma. Sara has served as the President of various non-profits boards . Professionally, she serves as the Director of Operations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for four chapters in the Southwest. 




Chantelle Oguadimma, LAC

Chantelle is a Licensed Associate Counselor at Child and Family Support Services, a community mental health provider based out of Phoenix, AZ. Her primary demographic has been children who are navigating the foster care system. 

Todd Belfer,  ManagingPartner

Todd Belfer is Managing Partner of Canal Partners. 
He was a founder of the successful Japanese restaurant chain RA,  Additionally, Mr. Belfer serves on the Board of Directors for Omedix, Deal Current Network,, ClickDimensions, and Sauce Pizza & Wine.