Our Team

 

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.

 

Erica Solis

Erica Solis

Founder & CEO

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

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

Derek Olcott

Human Resources Director

Derek Olcott was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a goal oriented problem solver with experience in non-profit administration as well as helping those with developmental disabilities. Derek has always worked with
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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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Martin Villa

Martin Villa

Digital Marketing Manager

Martin Villa is a journalist and creative writer with over 4 years of academic and professional experience. He has written under the mentorship of in-the-field journalists such as former Jerusalem correspondent for The New Yorker,
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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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Jennifer Perou

Jennifer Perou

Yoga & Meditation Instructor

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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Ida Farzaneh

Ida Farzaneh

Human Resource Manager

Ida's goal has always been to be part of something greater than herself. She enjoys leveraging her strengths to have a fulfilling career. As a self-described extrovert, Ida gets energized by social interactions and working
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