MEET THE TEAM

Christine

Tervalon-Garrett

Chief Financial Officer

Precious

Edmonds

Administrative Coordinator

Mandy

Yeahpau

Communications Director

Christine Tervalon-Garrett

Chief Financial Officer

Christine Tervalon-Garrett, Chief Financial Officer,  is a Black, center of masculine, lesbian, and political operative and labor organizer. Before serving as Chief Financial Officer at DHC, Christine has spent nearly a decade advocating for Union workers and working-class communities to reach economic freedom, healthy working conditions and a thriving democracy. Christine has worked as a Painter with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades for nearly 15 years before being asked to take leadership in her Union.  Christine organized for the AFL-CIO Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO San Mateo Labor Council and International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers to help build power for workers, win ballot initiatives, and get progressive candidates elected. Given her strong track record of successful power building for Union workers, Christine was hired to work for the Building Trades Council of Alameda County as a Business Representative. In that role, she represented over 28,000 Union workers in both private and public sector contract negotiations.  

Precious Edmonds

Administrative Coordinator

Precious is the Administrative Coordinator at Dancing Hearts Consulting. She is a Black scientist from the South Side of Chicago and former educator.  Her time spent in education reaffirmed her commitment to the progression of communities that have been systemically devalued. Precious believes that in order to see equitable change that work must be political, social, and familial. Precious is excited to be apart of an organization that challenges established systems in the name of racial and social justice.  She says, “It feels good when values align with the work.” She currently resides in Ashland, Oregon with her daughter, Aminah.

Mandy Yeahpau

Communications Director

Mandy Yeahpau is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and digital media communications consultant specializing in marketing. She holds a bachelor's degree in Convergent Media (1 of only 5 people with this specific degree) with an emphasis in Video Production and a minor in business. As a Journalist for the Ashland Daily Tidings and the Medford Mail Tribune, she won multiple awards for her popular web series Mandy on the Street and The Tidings Cafe a local music spotlight. She covered arts and entertainment for the Ashland area, was the admin of the newspaper website, created and ran the newspaper's social media platforms and trained the news staff on social media. As a Web Content Producer, she was tasked with driving web traffic to the site by posting breaking news updates, photo galleries, videos, video contests and providing SEO for the site. When she's not consulting or making films, she enjoys hiking, camping and exploring the Oregon coast and the Redwoods just over the border in Northern California with her husband and 4-year-old son.   

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