Founder and President of Connect and Heal
Ernice Davis is the founder and president of Connect and Heal with more than 25 years of Fortune 500 work experience and 10 years of corporate volunteer leadership, board leadership, and foundation giving.
Ernice comments “Although I have been heavily involved in my professional career mentoring and leading teams focused on volunteerism and corporate diversity programs, it was a tragic death of a young musical artist this year that was the catalyst to create this organization. I personally experienced the power and benefits of channeling my grief by engaging into various forms of artistic activities. I have accepted that there will be other major life issues that I will be faced as people who I love become ill, age and eventually die. We live in a time in which daily work demands add additional stress to our lives and we do not often take the time to connect with others and self-express. This year, I have had the opportunity to tap back into my artistic self, to explore recreational artistic events in my community and engage in healthy social interactions. It has been very healing for me and I feel obligated to do everything in my power to keep the Arts alive. In the words of Yoko Ono, ‘Healing yourself is connected with healing others’. I look forward to this new journey and promoting artistic healing.”
Co-Founder AND Administrative Assistant of Connect and Heal
An Arizona State University Business and Communications graduate, Megan Taliaferro is the co-founder and administrative assistant for Connect and Heal. Megan gained social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, TripAdvisor), marketing and business development expertise through an international internship, and employment at GoDaddy.com. Previously employed with Bank of America and Toyota Financial Services, Megan brings well-rounded business acumen to help Connect and Heal succeed. “I love giving back to my community. Since I was a teen, I have volunteered with the Valley of the Sun United Way, Boys and Girls Club of East Valley, Special Olympics, and Muscular Dystrophy Administration. I love living in Arizona and look forward to supporting my community through the promotion of artistic events”.
Our goal is to make a positive social contribution to Arizona communities through the power of artistic expression.