Mitch Darnell, MS, OSM, CTRC – Founder, Executive Director
Mitch was inspired by children’s responses when he visited them in hospitals playing “Tony The Tiger” for Kellogg’s. He recognized that visits are very positive for the kids. Subsequently he became a Psychotherapist, seeing intuitive work with Jungian Archetypes (such as the Princess and the SuperHero) powerfully inspire positive change for people!
Meanwhile, Mitch thrives on creativity…
So, he founded the League of Heroes Inspired as a result of his commitment to make an enduring positive impact on the lives of children, particularly those who have been traumatized. When not busy with the LHI, Mitch loves time with his son Branton, family, and snowskiing, SCUBA diving, playing piano (Rock), and reading.
Sheri Rayray – Board Chair
Actress, Model, & Photographer. Joined League of Heroes Inspired in May, 2019.
Certified Therapeutic Cosplay Actor (TCA). Avid advocate and Respite Care Provider for those diagnosed with mental and physical disabilities. Former behavioral therapist for children and adults diagnosed with autism. CPR/First Aid Trainer.
Cami Ferry – Treasurer
Cami’s Information soon
John Johnson – Cosplay Costuming & Character Director and Field Social Media Manager
AKA SacTown Spidey, Mr. Johnson is a man of many talents! A Natori-Ryu Martial Artist, John loves all things creative including Cosplay!
John builds Cosplay-Accurate Costumes and Accessories professionally, and as a gift to the League of Heroes Inspired. He works with our Costumed SuperHero Members to get them into the best costumes for them, and to build a story or presence every time we go to a public event, or visit a hospital or agency. Catch up with John at https://www.Facebook.com/John.Johnson.3939
Jason Bishop – Gift Drive Director
Hello!! My name is Jason Bishop and I am glad to be a part of something amazing such as this. I am a long-time resident of Sacramento and enjoy giving back to my community any way that I can. When offered to lend a hand to “League of Heroes Inspired”, I could not say no. In my line of work, I interact with the public on a daily basis and given today’s circumstances there is nothing I would enjoy more than impacting someone’s life for the better.
My sister and I come from a widowed mother and know the struggles of a single parent trying to give their children everything they want. During the holidays, many families take for granted the lifestyle in which they live. I have seen the pain in a parent’s eyes when they have nothing left to give but a hug good morning and a kiss goodnight. What’s truly upsetting is that some children do not even receive that. While others hope for video games, bicycles, basketball hoops, iPhones etc. there are some that just wish for new socks, new shirts, a jacket with a few less holes, a place to call home, a family to spend time with. This may sound like a broken record, but it still holds true. There are millions of people in this world that will wake up this holiday morning with nothing but hope for a better day. I can rest easy knowing that there are organizations such as “League of Heroes Inspired” impacting so many lives this year.
I am proud to be our Gift Drive Director, and I cannot wait to bring joy to so many children and families within the community I live. Thank you Mitch Darnell for reaching out.
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” -Leo Buscagila
Verona Mhoon– Therapeutic Cosplay Program Director
Looking forward to contributing what I’ve learned from theater to psychology. Particularly welcome is this opportunity to give back to our medical community.
Decades ago I visited grammar schools promoting visits for health check ups, noting, “You don’t have to be sick to visit the Doctor!” This was through my membership in the “Dr Staywell” Doctors Wives school program. Heroes will be such positive fun after watching by my Doctor Husband Randy’s side throughout his medical training & career here. Sincerely, Verona Marquis Mhoon.
Brianna Campbell – Social Media Director
I’m a Bay Area native who moved to Sacramento to be closer to family. I’m a Human Resources professional in the non-profit sector. I’m mother to an amazing five year old pup named Lola.
Having grown up as a sick child, in and out of hospitals, the mission of League of Heroes, Inspired is one close to my heart that I understand uniquely. I’m beyond excited to contribute to some of the bravest and strongest children in the world discovering their inner superhero!
Lisa Greer – Board Member At Large
Lisa’s Information Soon
Dr. Fara Tabrizi
Dr. Fara’s Information Soon
T.B.A. – Member Communications Director
Position In Development
T.B.A. – Development Director
Position In Development
Gina Cook Hillmer – [Sabbatical]
Gina is a Sacramento native. She is a wife, mother, helper, and performer in the Sacramento Theatre and film community. Despite her full-time career with Sutter Physician Services, and caring for her mom and own family, Gina is passionate about helping hurting kids discover their own hero within. Gina not only serves on the LHI Board as the Outside Events Coordinator but also lends her performance background to serve as one of our costumed Cos-Players, e.g., Girl Robin and Fairy Godmother.
Gina has often said that it is the kids that LHI have spent time with that have profoundly changed her heart and outlook on life more than she could ever imagine. She is incredibly honored and blessed to be apart of such an inspiring organization.