Quinzelle Bethea El – Father, Husband, Public servant and the owner and managing partner of Forget Me Knot Community Services and Founder and CEO of Forget Me Knot Youth Services founded in 2016 with Partner Mecca Robinson. FMKYS is a social service organization focused on n and business development, education, housing, Mental Health Support.
Under the leadership of Mr. Bethea El and Ms. Robinson, Forget Me Knot Youth Services acquired the former Gratz College campus – in North Philadelphia. They now operate as a drop in day center for urban runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth as well as Emergency housing for young people throughout the world. To date Forget Me Knot with the support of other local non profits and government agency has serviced over 1,000 families in providing housing, education and behavioral health services directly and through
At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army as a civil affairs and psychological operations specialist where he served four years stationed in Fort Dix, NJ.
Quinzelle spends his time supporting and teaching small business development to grass roots for profit, non profit, and church controlled organizations. Quinzelle has worked with teams in writing grants and contracts raising over $15M to support initiatives he’s worked with.
Marissa Meyers is a practitioner-researcher at the Hope Center. Prior to joining the Hope Center, Marissa was a special projects manager for Integrated Health Services at Public Health Management Corporation, a program manager for The Moyer Foundation, and an admissions counselor at the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the boards and advisory councils of many Philadelphia organizations addressing food insecurity, foster care, and trauma-informed practice. Marissa holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rosemont College and a masters in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.