Meet the Board of Directors of 1Matters

As we are building a national organization we are expanding our local board and adding national directors to the board with global vision.

Our local directors include:

  • Dan Rogers – CEO of Cherry Street Mission (Board President)
  • Ken Leslie – Founder of 1Matters (Board Vice-President)
  • Norma Leslie – Former Executive at Mercy Health Partners (Board Secretary)
  • Karen Soubeyrand – Real Estate Investor (Board Treasurer)
  • Steve North – LifeLine Ministries
  • Gary Fruchtman – Managing Partner of Worldbridge Partners (National Funding Chairman)

Our national directors include:

The first is Bob Merlis. Bob is the CEO of MFH, a music industry publicity firm based in Los Angeles. Repping clients like ZZ Top, John Mellencamp, and others in the music industry, he was the one to green light the Tent City trip that started this all, as well as propelling our follow up work with John, Dusty Hill, ZZ Top and others.  Besides being a great guy, he is a huge auto buff writing for many auto publications, on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selection committee, owns a small Nashville record company, and loves Studebakers.

Next is Harry Sandler.  As many of you know we met Harry working on the road with Mr. Mellencamp. Harry spent 40 years on the road with many of the biggest and smallest names in music including the Eagles, Van Halen, Jewel, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand, and  currently, Katy Perry. His hobby off and on, and now his profession, is photography. He too is someone who just gives a rip and is joining Bob and others to position 1Matters as something the recording industry can rally behind.

Last, but certainly not least, Majida Mourad is amazing. She is from Toledo, now living in Washington DC. Starting as an aide to Sonny Bono, she worked her way up to a position as a Senior Advisor in the White House, and is now the Vice President of Government Relations with Cheniere Energy.  She is working to connect us to people who fly at the 100,000 foot level.

We are so blessed to assemble such great group of people who just plain give a rip about everyone, that every 1 Matters! Thank you Board for your time and commitment!


What Guidestar says about us

1Matters IRS determination letter

Our 2015 990

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