Our Team

Marc Vahanian
Founder

In addition to his work with the returning citizens, Marc works with a wide array of clients, from race-car drivers to Fortune 500 executives and their teams. He has been featured in People Magazine, on CBS’s “48 Hours” and E-Channel’s “The Golden Globes,” among many others.

Marc holds a certificate from the Foundation for Human Enrichment in Traumatic Resolution and Somatic Experiencing, and is a certified Somatic Coach

Marc’s books, Authentic Confidence, Getting the Job – The 7 Keys, provides a universal framework for leadership development and cultivating collaborations that produce remarkable results.

LaWanda Yanosik Holland
Advisor to PTK

Dr. LaWanda Holland is an award-winning corporate executive and is currently a Vice President in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Her background as a Ph.D. scientist, business leader in Fortune 100 companies, and Master Somatic Leadership Coach has uniquely shaped LaWanda’s professional career. She combines her expertise in biomedical sciences, traumatic stress studies, Somatics/holistic practices, action-oriented communication skills, and mindfulness to help individuals and organizations to make long-lasting, sustainable differences in the world. LaWanda is personally dedicated to delivering tangible results, while also being a positive social and environmental steward in her own life. LaWanda has a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from Talladega College, a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an MBA with a concentration in Executive Management from Ohio University, and she also holds numerous certifications. She is the recipient of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s 2014 Rising Star Award in recognition of her exemplary leadership.

Kendra Schaaf
Communications & Outreach

Kendra has spent the last 15 years building brands and dynamic teams for some of the world’s most influential companies. She recently joined Pathway To Kinship and works to expand its relationships and funding so that the organization can further its mission and reach.

Jeffrey Hollender
Advisor

Jeffrey Hollender is co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation, which he built into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices. Hollender is also the founder of Sustain Natural, that develops and markets sustainable feminine care products for women. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of sustainability and social entrepreneurship at the Stern Business School, New York University and a Board member of the Social Venture Circle. Hollender is also strategic advisor and former Board Chair of Greenpeace US; and currently CEO, co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of 200,000 business leaders committed to progressive public policy. He is also the author of his seven books, including most recently, The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win and Planet Home.

vist him at JeffreyHollender.com

Carlos Cervantes
Advisor

Life Coach & Ride Home Manager Carlos Cervantes has been involved with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) since its creation. Carlos strongly believes in being present with those being released from prison. In 2012, along with Michael Romano, Director of Stanford School of Law Three Strikes Project, Carlos co-founded the ARC Ride Home Program, which was nationally recognized by the administration of President Barack Obama and was awarded the Champions of Change Award. The New York Times Magazine has profiled Carlos for the Ride Home Program.

Carlos is currently ARC’s Ride Home Program Manager and Life Coach for the 2nd Chance Apprenticeship Readiness Program. Carlos was awarded the Empowerment Congress 2019 Emerging Civic Leaders 40 Under Forty Award by Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Second District. Carlos is currently a John W. Mack Movement Building Fellow. He was recognized by Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Carlos sits on the Clothes The Deal Board of Directors

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