Our Team


 Executive Director

Jacob Rudolph made international headlines in 2013 when a video of him coming out in front of more than 300 of his classmates went viral with over 2,000,000 views on YouTube. Soon after, Jacob was featured on national TV interviews with Anderson Cooper, Thomas Roberts on MSNBC, Don Lemon on CNN, and with Joy Behar, as well as in the LA Times and other print media. Inspired to continue speaking up, Jacob successfully assisted local civil rights groups that same year in passing a state law that bans conversion therapy on LGBTQ+ youth in New Jersey. Since then, he has been selected for the Point Foundation Scholarship, the John Lewis Fellowship, and was selected as the student commencement speaker at his college graduation-- University of Miami, 2017. Most recently, Jacob was named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30: Law & Policy list.

Jacob loves dogs, teaching Kundalini Yoga, and advocating for healing in social justice spaces as a path toward a more compassionate American society.



EMERGE+ Facilitator


Kim Reynolds (RScP) is a Community Outreach and Training Specialist, Mental Health First Aid& QPR Instructor and the Founder and Director of Women Healing Zone. She serves her community as a skilled coach and healing practitioner. She is committed to raising individual awareness around mental and emotional wellbeing through facilitating workshops, empowerment groups, and providing one-on-one support. 

It is her philosophy that we develop the capacity to help others through empowering our own selves first. Kim began her healing work 18 years ago, training in an eight-year study of Sufi Meditation. She then spent four years in an education of the techniques of Science of Mind founded by Ernest Holmes before moving on to study and graduate from Inner Vision’s Institute for Spiritual Development founded by Dr. Iyanla Vanzant. Kim is a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, an Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master and Teacher, Quantum Touch® and EFT Practitioner, Whole Life Support Service Director, and Religious Science Certified Practitioner. After working twenty-five years in the service industry with Continental Airlines, she has mastered how to communicate openly, respectfully, and authentically with individuals from all walks of life.



Development Coordinator


Dani Piland is a twenty year development professional with a background in nonprofit management, fundraising, and electoral politics. Her specific area of expertise is in helping organizations at pivotal growth points transition and evolve. Dani is also a community organizer who prioritizes inclusivity, sustainability, and compassion in projects that are thoughtfully designed to serve the greater good.