Formerly the Mary Magdalene Project
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Board of Directors

Rebekah Bell


Account Director, R&R Partners

Rebekah is an accomplished marketing professional with a decade of integrated experience, largely in the travel and tourism industry. She is currently serving a second term as the President of the Board. Workwise, Rebekah is the Director of Strategy and Accounts at Myriad, an international travel marketing agency; she is responsible for the oversight of marketing activities and strategic planning in its LA office. Prior to that, Rebekah worked within the ad agency world, leading some of the industry’s most recognizable travel brands; she also served as the Director of Advertising for the Arizona Office of Tourism. Rebekah is a native of Eureka Springs, Arkansas and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Arkansas.

Brooke Istook, Esq.

Director of Strategy and Operations, Thorn

Brooke is Director of Strategy and Operations at Thorn, a non-profit that drives technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation. She oversees all of Thorn’s programs, products and operations to ensure effective and efficient execution of Thorn’s mission. Prior to joining Thorn, Brooke spent over 12 years working in IT consulting, operations, and program management, supporting Fortune 500 clients in Telecommunications and Entertainment. She has served on the board of Journey Out for 4 years. She holds B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Alabama and an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Seminary.

Aayush Chandan

Sr. Recruiter, The Lucas Group

Aayush Chandan is an executive headhunter with the Lucas Group, specializing in the asset management space. Prior, Aayush placed attorneys at leading law firms and worked at two high-growth startups in Los Angeles. He attended the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate education, and spent time working in Washington DC and Connecticut before moving to the West Coast.

Art Spence, Esq.


Art Spence has an extensive career in law, which includes serving as a clerk for the local state Court of Appeal, working for a major law firm doing litigation, and then joining the legal department of City National Bank on July 1, 1980; where he worked until his retirement on December 31, 2015.

Linda Peterson, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Dr. Stephany Powell

Executive Director, Journey Out

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