Many To One started as many charities do, with a few dedicated people who were willing to do anything to help.
The founders started out volunteering for other like minded charities in the PTSD sector. Over a two year period of participating in fundraisers and working alongside thousands of others in the fight against PTSD and the stigmas associated with it, two things became very clear:
We are seeing people that we know and love go without treatment because they can’t find it. We are seeing good programs get closed down because their budgets get cut when they can’t fill seats in their programs. We have to connect people to the Help They Deserve.
CEO and Founder
Renee is a driven individual with a history of working the NFP sector.
Jay has a 30 year career in Information Technology and Human Support Systems, and 8 years in the Ontario Fire Service as a Firefighter, Captain and Instructor.
Jean has an excellent background in service including his 14 years working with the Ottawa Commissionaires, holding the rank of Corporal for the last 11.
Online Fundraising Manager
Brent spent 9 years in Energy Sector Consulting before moving on to start his own business. He is a former Army Reservist and Technology Specialist.
PTSD affects everyone. We all rely on our military and first responders to be there when we need them. This is our opportunity to be there for them in return when they need us the most.
Renee Mair - Founder and CEO
I was crushed to learn that PTSD and CIS programs CLOSE every year because they can’t find people to help. They were actually losing funding because they couldn’t FILL SEATS! Yet I have friends that can’t find programs. I had to get involved.
Brent Lucas - Online Fundraising
Being an emergency service worker, and also having many friends in police, military and EMS services, I am witness to the devastation of personal, family and professional lives PTSD brings. We can do better. PTSD does not have to be an inevitable consequence of trauma in these services, it is treatable and beatable. We all need to be aware and ready to help, in the same way that these professionals are ready to help everyday they serve us all.
Jay Patterson - Director
Build a robust online application that will hold and manage PTSD data.
Create a process that allows people with little or no computer skills to check and validate the data in the system.
Gether resource information ourselves and manage the information that programs enter on their own.