OUR PASSIONATE TEAM
PLCF Team Members
Founder & Executive Director
Erica Solis, started this organization because of her personal experience with spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety & depression. Her family has been warriors to some of these conditions and she herself has battled anxiety & depression since she was a child, amongst other health and lifestyle challenges. In her own words,
“My family and I have overcome significant trials and challenges that impact development and mental health. Through my journey, I want to do my part in helping others just overcome and reach their highest potential.”
Poppy Life Care Foundation serves children and families living with these daily challenges and supports not only awareness but therapies and education, reducing the dependencies on prescription drugs, stigmas and empowering these families through several interdisciplinary programs.
Erica has been recognized by several startup platforms such as OctaneOC, top 150 finalists in North America by Red Herring and was featured in the Orange County Business Journal for her accomplishments as an "Emerging Entrepreneur".
Board Member, Secretary
Heather is currently VP of Operations for surgery centers and 10 pain management clinics throughout Southern California. She co-founded this healthcare startup and has over 5 years of healthcare startup experience in building clinics, surgery centers, clinical processes & procedures, billing & CPT codes, HIPPA and clinical compliance. Heather is extremely knowledgable in clinical research and operations, amongst many other valuable skill-sets. She is a huge asset to our team.
OD & Strategy
Dave is the Founder and Managing Principal of Aligns, Inc. He has held executive leadership roles in Health Care, Financial Services and Technology businesses where he led numerous business and organizational strategy initiatives at Aetna, Pitney Bowes, and United Technologies, to name a few. His varied experience as a consultant and an executive, has equipped him with a unique ability to offer Boards and senior leaders incisive sound advice and recommendations that has served to accelerate the achievement of strategic objectives.
Board Member, Treasurer
Jennifer is currently Co-Owner & General Manager for a private practice in Orange County, California that specializes in Chiropractic care as well as alternative therapy solutions. She has over 15 years experience with insurance regulations and billing, business accounting, staffing, clinical operations, and just building a company from nothing! Jennifer currently manages a clinic that has 2 Chiropractors and 3 Massage Therapists. Overall Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.
Matt is currently the Director of Sales and Business Development for a MedTech company in Newport Beach, CA. Matt is a passionate advocate of health and wellness with high-level experience in complex MedTech markets. He has over 10 years of experience in partnership development, sales, marketing, organizational development, process design, and implementation. Matt has a keen ability to recognize emerging trends and facilitate go-to-market strategies. We feel very fortunate to have him on our team!
We have about 50 active volunteers and as a 100% volunteer-run organization we are only able to do our work because of these good people!
Thank you to our volunteers!