National Board of Directors and Leadership Council


Michelle A. Bart, CCA, CHTA ~ President and Co-Founder

Michelle holds a communication’s degree and has applied her education and expertise to helping businesses and organizations obtain visibility through the media, community relations, and the Internet. Michelle also helps families of missing children keep their child’s face and case visible through national media outlets including “America’s Most Wanted” with John Walsh on Lifetime, HLN’s Nancy Grace Show, “Issues” with Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN, Fox News, CNN’s Larry King Live, and People Magazine.

Robin Helm, B.A. ~ Secretary and Gift of Lift Program Chair

Robin Helm received a Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2012, after working as a special education paraeducator with the Vancouver Public Schools for 10 years. Desiring to alleviate suffering while working within the family system, Robin joined the Clark County Juvenile Court in 2013 as a Family Assistance Specialist to work with families facing the added challenges of mental illness.

Wanda Costi ~ Treasurer and Co-Founding Advisor

Wanda Costi  retired as Director of Finance at The Westin Portland and has over 46 years in hospitality financial management in Oregon and Washington.

Through professional contacts, she joined Soroptimist International of Portland over 25 years ago and has served two terms as President as well as many of the other offices and directorships.

Carolyn  Pillsbury, B.S. ~ Co-Founder

Carolyn was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington and has lived her entire life throughout the communities of Clark County.  Pillsbury holds a Science degree, is married and has three beautiful children. After 14 years as an insurance agent, she and her husband, a retired Lieutenant & Commander of the Drug Task Force they both joined in partnership and opened the Pillsbury Insurance Agency, LLC.


Natalie Brand, M.P.A.
Communications Director

Natalie is an award-winning reporter at KING5 in Seattle. She’s won multiple awards for breaking news coverage, including a Golden Mike, Regional Edward R. Murrow and an Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) award. She was named APTRA Reporter of the Year in Palm Springs in 2009. Natalie is a co-founding advisor of NWCAVE and currently serves as national communications director.

Dr. Kathie Mathis
Training Director
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Eric Anderson, LICSW
Missing Children’s Division Director
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Marvalene Broadhead
Pacific Northwest Director

Donna Bart
Social Enterprise Director

Ann Garrett
California State Director

Janet Kearney
Oregon State Director

Katie Yates
Marketing Intern
Washington State University

Leadership Council Team

Tra’Renee Chambers
Heather Loyola
Melissa Mohr
Kacey Montoya
Araksya Karapetyan
Kami Corbin Schroeder

Meet Our National Media Council


Lisa Guerrero

Inside Edition

Keli Rabon

ABC 7 Denver

Araksya Karapetyan

KTTV Fox Los Angeles

Douglas Saunders

Los Angeles News Group

Kacey Montoya

KTLA Los Angeles

Leif Coorlim

CNN International

Tra’ Renee Chambers

Clear Channel Radio

Meet Our Committee Members


NO MORE Summit 2017
Steering Committee
Michelle A. Bart, NWCAVE
Natalie Brand, KING 5
Carolyn Pillsbury, NWCAVE
Wanda Costi, NWCAVE
Marvalene Broadhead, NWCAVE
Donna C. Bart, Consign Inn
Alice Altree, Soroptimist of Camas/Washougal
Robin Helm, Clark County Juvenile Court
Melissa Mohr, PeaceHealth Plastic Surgery
Rachel Haas, NO More Campaign
YWCA Clark County

Gift of Lift Committee
Robin Helm, Gift of Lift Chairperson
Melissa Mohr, Co-Chair
Heather Loyola, Co-Chair
Wanda Costi, Finance & Grants
Michelle A. Bart, Marketing & Public Relations

Southwest Conference Against Trafficking
2018 Steering Committee
Michelle Bart
Wanda Costi
Lesford Duncan
Anne-Michelle Ellis
Martha Jasso
Monica Madrid
Dr. Kathy Mathis
Dawn Marie Lemonds
Carol Roddy
Alice Wells
Natalie Brand

Other Committees Include:
Dinner & Dreams Gala
WA Says No More
International Women’s Festival