Our founders

Eric Meier

President/Founder. 

Jason Williams

Vice President

My name is Jason Williams. I have worked for CDCR as a Correctional Officer going on my 6th year.  From overcoming a very strenuous divorce that led me to the custody of my 2 son's to being deployed to help the devastating Camp Fire victims I have encountered many levels of stress. In order to assist someone with overcoming their life difficulties, I feel it is important to be able to control and manage your own. That is why I feel so strongly passionate about the Not Ok Project.  Having the ability and strength to help others overcome their dark times is something I do with passion. My hobbies and my passion is anytime I am able to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.

Sara Meier

Executive Director

Lisa Gates

Secretary, Board Member

I am married to my high school sweetheart who is a police officer, making me deeply invested in the mission of The Not Ok Project. Additionally, I have worked for a mental health non-profit for nearly 3 years, have a background in Organizational Leadership and Graphic Design and have a passion for giving back to the community. I love animals, baking and traveling.

David McKay

Treasurer

David McKay has had his Tax Practice open since 2007.  He has prepared and consulted with many other non-profit organizations, and sits on 2 other Executive boards as the Treasure.  His board experience, leadership, and organizational skills will help to move The Not OK Project to the next level.

Scott Feist

 Board Member

Scott is no stranger to the impacts first responders face in the line of duty. After several close friends were recently involved in life altering incidents, Scott recognizes the critical need for a program such as The Not Ok Project. With over a decade of experience as a hunting and fishing guide in Northern California,  Captain Scott Feist has a passion for connecting others with a remarkable outdoor experience. Further more, Scott hopes to bring his previous non-profit experience together alongside his passion and leadership in the outdoor sector to support first responders in his community and around the world.

Jason Thatcher

Board Member

Owner of River Pursuit Guide Service, Blue Line Outdoors (Non-Profit), and previously a Shasta County FTO Deputy Sheriff

THE NOT OK PROJECT

WAS FORMED IN RESPONSE TO THE GROWING NUMBER OF FIRST RESPONDER SUICIDES THROUGHOUT THE NATION.  

THE NOT OK PROJECT OFFERS FIRST RESPONDERS:

 

  • A THIRD-PARTY ENTITY TO CONTACT IN TIMES OF TRIAL AND DISPAIR.

  • FIRST RESPONDERS A CHANCE TO CHANGE THE STIGMA OF NOT SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THEIR BATTLES WITH PTSD AND CUMULATIVE STRESS.

THE PROJECT IS POSITIONED TO BE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND TO HAVE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY.  

 SIMILAR PROGRAMS IN OUR LOCAL AREA IS THE CODE 9 FOUNDATION.  THE CODE 9 FOUNDATION IS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED TOWARDS EDUCATION AND IDENTIFICATION. 

THERE HAVE BEEN NO FOUNDATIONS ESTABLISHED LIKE OURS, WHICH IDENTIFIES, HELPS WITH COUNSELING, AND THEN ALLOWS FIRST RESPONDERS TO TAKE PART IN EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS OUR FOUNDATION HAS PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED. 

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Roseville, CA 95678

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