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Kristena Prater

Founder | Director

Mother, activist, poet, writer, storyteller, artist, and Director for Tessa Foundation. She is a practicing Death Doula; consulting and supporting people experiencing grief, loss, mental challenges, and disabilities.

 She developed a technique called “Chayo Movement” that helps balance the body, mind (emotional competency) through routine. She is effective in distilling personal reform through her advocacy

Michael Meade
President of the Board

Michael was born and raised in New Mexico. He holds a degree in Sustainability with Connecticut College. He has certifications in organic farming and permaculture. He  has become a sought after educator and speaker around the country with his unique approach. He works with multi-media arts (music, dance, visual arts & film) as a vehicle for demonstrating ecological concepts, and produces youth concerts and events. 


Daniela Chacon

Board Member

Daniela is an environmental engineer, songwriter and musician. She is devoted to organic gardening and community food security. Her focus is aligned with  Mother Earth and the future of a healthy planet.

She is led by wild devotion to bring humanity's consciousness further into wholeness.

A Special Thanks to...

We thank Jim and Lyn Avery, Emerson, Boyd Willat, Maureen Geittman, Rob and Paula Peck,  Tommy and Mary Stubbs for their support and devotion to Tessa Foundation Initiatives over the years.
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