Advisory Board

Ellen Snortland is a published author, broadcase and print journalist, performer, writing coach, and entrepreneur. Her book, Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls, has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese and will shortly be published in Hebrew. An avid self-defense advocate, Ellen teaches IMPACT Foundation's full impact training and is currently creating a movie about the necessity for women and girls to learn about self defense.


For every woman who has not had access to a dignified salary,
 there is a man forced to bear the economic responsibility of another human being.


Edy Rose-Berens is an educator, fine artist, interior designer and color therapist. She has taught Fiber Optic Lighting Design, creating the first such curriculum for the Los Angeles Unified School District . She has also taught Function Art and interior Design as well as English as a Second Language (ESL).


Edy has worked with children and adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Her interior design has been widely published and showcased and her fine art has been shown at the Pacific Design Center . She currently teaches art at the Children's Institute in Los Angeles as well as classes at her private studio.