Board & Team

Board of Directors

Erica Solis

Erica Solis

Founder, President & Executive Director

Erica Solis, started this organization because of her personal experience with spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety & depression. Her family has been warriors to some of these conditions and she herself has battled anxiety & depression
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Catherine DiFonso

Catherine DiFonso

Marketing Director & Board of Directors Member

Catherine’s passion for helping to educate and empower people to become active, vocal advocates in their healthcare grew from seeing friends and family become frustrated with the healthcare system. Her work has been focused in
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Matt Vitug

Matt Vitug

Board of Directors Member

Matt is an accomplished and dynamic professional with over 15 years of industry experience in biotech and medical device. Matt has held various customer-facing roles and launched products in health systems, academic institutions, and community
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Leadership Advisory Board

Joseph Embleton

Joseph Embleton

Leadership Advisory Board Member

Joe has a passion for the healthcare industry and working with organizations with missions that strive to expand healthcare access, reduce cost, and maintain or improve quality of care via innovative methods. Joe currently works
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Jennifer Perou

Jennifer Perou

Yoga & Meditation Instructor & Leadership Advisory Board Member

As a Registered Nurse and Healthcare Industry Professional, Jennifer’s lifelong passion has been the integration of western medicine, innovative technology and the wisdom of ancient healing modalities, such as yoga and meditation, to promote improved
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Our Team

Our volunteers are the backbone of Poppy Life Care. With over 40 volunteers, their collective efforts help drive this organization forward. Featured below are some of our core volunteers that have dedicated not only their time, but their skills and hearts to our MISSION.

Jini John

Jini John

IT Manager & Software Developer

Jini is one of the Web Developers and IT Manager Volunteering with Poppy Life Care. She holds a Master's in Computer Science and Engineering and is a Software Developer. She has an experience of a
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Shelly Xu

Shelly Xu

Nutritional Program Manager

Shelly Xu manages Poppy Life Care’s Nutrition Program, which offers general nutrition information, instructional tips and recipes for healthy foods to improve behavioral health. Shelly has a background in traditional Chinese medicine and combined modern
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Nikki Carter

Nikki Carter

Mindfulness & Meditation Program Manager

Nikki Carter holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Columbia University, specializing in mind body practices. She taught yoga and meditation for over 10 years in New York City, in addition to training over 1,000
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Quinn Hopp

Quinn Hopp

Yoga Instructor

Quinn Hopp was born and raised in the Silicon Valley, California, before attending the University of Oregon and eventually arriving in Los Angeles. She is an outspoken vegan activist and animal rights advocate in search
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