Meet The Team
Elisia Chestang, Founder
Having just finished breast cancer treatment in May of 2020, she has experienced first-hand the holes in the system as she made her way through trying to get financial assistance. From Sept. 2018 through Sept. 2019 she was on state disability for three major surgeries that were not cancer-related. In August of 2019 she was diagnosed with Stage 2A ER+ HER2- breast cancer and with that, her toughest journey began. With no source of income, she applied for both unemployment and Social Security Disability and was denied. Had it not been for her friends and family, she would not have been able to keep afloat and not disrupt her young son's life more than it had been already. Being extremely grateful for the help that was given to her, she wants to pay it forward by picking up where many of the organizations she received help from left off, which is the last day of active treatment. She wants to offer immediate financial assistance to other single moms with breast cancer while assisting them during one of the most vulnerable times of their life. She also hopes that by showing her young son what it means to be in service to others, it will influence his life's path in the greatest way possible.
In addition to being a Global Events Manager, she holds a BA in Business Management and Communication, she is a certified professional life coach, a certified anger management specialist, a certified domestic violence counselor, and is APSATS trained. Prior to covid and cancer, she enjoyed volunteering, live music, water sports, martial arts, but most of all being a mom. She's determined to return to all of that!
Midwest born and raised, she has loved calling the San Francisco Bay Area her home for over 20 years. With daily gentle compassion, she works hard as a mother of two amazing young boys. She leads a variety of women support groups and is completing a coaching certification through the bay area's 'Co-Active Training Institute.' She is dedicated to using her entrepreneurial talents to serve women and children. Founder of 'Dyslexia Smart,' she is empowering kids with a learning difference, to own who they are without shame.
Daniela Torres-Harrington, MPH
Daniela brings over 20 years of experience in the field of public health, with a primary focus on sexual and reproductive health, including policy, advocacy, training, and program administration. Her day job consists of overseeing statewide adolescent surveillance programs for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to supporting California’s schools and local education agencies with health-related legislation and mandates. Currently juggling distance learning and kid activities with her child during COVID-19 and her day job, she tries her best to find quiet moments for gardening, yoga, meditation, and volunteering. Day trips on the weekends and music festivals with her little family are a memory for now, but she looks forward to resuming the adventures with when the world safely reopens.
Rachel brings twenty years of high-level Human Resources and Payroll expertise to 7 Virtues. She has supported a breadth of marquee clients with Compliance Management, Executive Alignment and Coaching, Process Development, and Strategic Planning engagements. She currently works in Hospitality Past experience includes TriNet, Franklin Templeton, Insperity, and over eight years with ADP/ProBusiness. Rachel holds certifications in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHR-CA) and Payroll (CPP). A San Francisco Bay Area native, she has always liked living close to home but with time to travel the world.
Esther G., Esq.
Started her Bay Area residency in 1987 as a 17 year old from Los Angeles. As she first attended U.C. Berkeley, a whole new world opened up and soon she was a Vespa owner and rider, working college radio and living, breathing music, a life long fanatic. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Sociology and later moved back to Los Angeles to start and graduate law school at Southwestern. She has been an active CA barred attorney in various fields, including the foster care system as a child's advocate. Never having had children of her own, she is deeply enjoying her nephews and through volunteering in their school. She is now presently serving as Chairperson for Art To Grow On, a non-profit providing creative development of children grades Kinder - 8th. Quoting Picasso, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Her newest passion is uncovering our new world being built on the Blockchain and cryptocurrency investment.