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Board Members


Mark & Lorraine Richards, oversee the day to day operations of a powerful life changing foundation that has changed the hearts of thousands. Mark is an innovative businessman that has reached top levels in his career as a Health, Safety and Environmental specialist. Mark and Lorraine are independent entrepreneur and co-directors of a flourishing nonprofit organization company "My Ashleah" formed in 2009 after their daughter Ashleah Richards was hit and killed by a drunk driver outside Lubbock Texas. Their innovated passion for bringing the truth to all walks of life has made them highly marketed speakers to our young generation. Happily married for over 27 years and two other children they have walked a very hard journey. They are a true testament to what it means to hold on to the promise.


Kristie Montoya is a State Certified Counselor in the state of New Mexico. She has a B.A. from Western University in Silver City NM, and a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Western New Mexico.

Kristie is the happily married mother of four children. She has over 15 years experience as an educator, school guidance counselor, and clinical therapist interacting with children of all ages in New Mexico. Kristie presently works as a school guidance counselor in Artesia New Mexico. Kristie volunteers her time for a nonprofit foundation "My Ashleah" where she devotes her time in counseling young people on the importance of making right choices and instilling values in their lives.

Kristie also volunteers her professional counseling individually with adults who are experiencing life transitions, grief and loss, psychological or spiritual problems, or who wish to improve their marriages, parenting, and life skills.  kristie@myashlea.org


Currently the senior pastor at the Albuquerque New Mexico Church of God as well as the state of New Mexico youth director, Kevin has lead people as a pastor for over thirty years and has a passion for young people. Kevin has counseled individually with adults who are experiencing life transitions, grief and loss, psychological or spiritual problems, or who wish to improve their marriages, parenting, and life skills. He has chaired in lead roles in directing with wise counsel in large corporations as well as nonprofits. Kevin is happily married with three children. With his years of experience in leading people Kevin is a powerful asset to any team.kevin@myashleah.org


Michelle serves as the Director of Operations at Foster Kids Charity Inc. Michelle earned a degree in Sociology via Tel Aviv University in Israel and served 3 years as a sergeant in Military Police. Prior to establishing Foster Kids Charity, she volunteered in various non-profit organizations such as Vogel Alcove and Variety International (Israel).


Micah and Kasandra Howard are the brother in law and sister of Ashleah Richards. Happy married for 10 years they have stood the test of the spirt through some very dark times. Micah and Kasandra are innovative business owners and both enjoy coaching and spending time with their two beautiful children Demrie and Collin Howard.  Their innovated passion for speaking the truth out of love to thousands of people have been a tremendous asset to bringing true change to this generation. Micah and Kasandra have a strong desire to see true change come to this generation trough loving people and sharing their personal testimonies to point people to Gods amazing and deep love for them.

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