Katie has served as CEO of One Love Foundation since 2014. Prior to joining One Love, Katie was CEO at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Before discovering her passion for philanthropy, she held positions at both Goldman Sachs and Bain & Company. Katie is a frequent speaker who has appeared at TED, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Conference, and The Nantucket Project. Katie received a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, co-founded One Love with her daughter Lexie to honor Yeardley’s positive spirit. Sharon has been the main driver behind One Love, steering it toward prevention strategies after learning more about the issue in the wake of Yeardley’s tragic death. Sharon had a 25-year career in the Baltimore City Public Schools teaching hearing-impaired students before retiring in 2013 to work on One Love full time.
A highly successful litigator and a fierce advocate for his clients, Shavar Jeffries brings integrity, courage, and uncommon insight to his complex-litigation and white collar criminal defense work for his firm, Lowenstein. Shavar serves on One Love’s Board of Advisors. Before Shavar joined Lowenstein he was an Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Social Justice; counsel to New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram; counsel to the firm and Deputy Director of the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Litigation at Gibbons P.C.; a clerk for Nathaniel R. Jones, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and an associate at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, where he defended the University of Michigan in affirmative-action litigation. A native of Newark, New Jersey, Shavar has been extensively involved in the Newark community. He was the founding Board President of TEAM Academy Charter School and Board President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark. He was elected Board President of the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board. Shavar ran as a candidate for Newark mayor in 2014, in a campaign that attracted national attention. Shavar established The Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship – founded in memory of his incredible mother who was a victim of domestic violence. As a way to honor her spirit and legacy of love and service, this scholarship supports the educational development of a young person who has experienced the loss of a parent, guardian, or loved one because of domestic violence, or whose life has otherwise been touched by violence against women. He established the Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship in hopes of ensuring that other young people have the same opportunities he was given – turning his personal tragedy into a brighter future.
Tenagne Girma-Jeffries is the founder of The Cultivation Group, with the mission to transform the urban landscape of Newark culturally and visually and create a real movement around community-based economic development. Girma-Jeffries started her career in marketing at Ogilvy and Mather where she worked on Coca-Cola brands, managing the global re-branding of Fanta and Sprite, as well as the launch of Sprite Remix and Sprite Zero. At Ogilvy, she won The David Ogilvy Award for effective advertising. She lives in Newark, NJ with her husband, Shavar Jeffries, and her children, Kaleb and Naomi. She believes that we must be the change you want to see in the world.
Nicole Daley is the Program Director for Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationship Promotion in the City of Boston’s Department of Public Health which focuses on educating young people about relationships. Previously Nicole Daley was the Director of Evaluation and Engagement at One Love. She also served as Program Director of the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative at the Boston Public Health Commission for over 5 years. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health.
Laura Brown is editor-in-chief at the helm of InStyle magazine, and she serves on One Love’s Board of Advisors. Prior to InStyle, Brown was features, special projects and executive director of Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked for 11 years after moving to New York in 2001. Growing up in Sydney, Australia Brown studied journalism at Charles Sturt University. Laura is joined by her fiance, Brandon Borror-Chappell. Brandon is a comedian and writer who has been published in Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, Refinery29, and Man Repeller.
Brandon Borror-Chappell is a comedian and writer who has been published in Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, Refinery29, and Man Repeller. He graduated from the University of Virginia. Laura Brown and Brandon live together in New York City.
Julie Myers has served as the head coach of the Virginia women’s lacrosse team for 25 years and was Yeardley Love’s coach from 2006 - 2010. In each of her 24 seasons at the helm of the Cavaliers, Myers has guided her team to the NCAA Tournament -- a feat matched by no other Division I coach in the same period. Myers has more wins than any other women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Virginia and became just the fourth coach in women’s lacrosse history to reach 300 career wins in 2017.