OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wonewoe Eya Touglo
Wonewoe Eya Touglo
Founder, President, CEO
Wonewoe Eya Touglo is the Founder and Chief Executive Director of Fulfilling Destiny, a non-profit organization, serving menstruators experiencing homelessness, underprivileged, and underserved communities in the San Diego and San Jose regions. Born and raised in Togo, West Africa, Eya moved to the United State in 2004. After finishing her BS in health communication at San Diego State University in 2017, Eya spent the last five years building a vital and sustainable nonprofit organization while earning her master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management. Driven by the desire to help others, Eya has worked with a variety of people and groups needing medical care. She has enthusiastically collaborated with diverse groups, non-profit organizations, companies, schools to create a brighter and more comfortable community for all. Since founding Fulfilling Destiny, Eya has done speaking engagements to spread awareness of her work, passions, and how people can get involved. As a very optimistic person, Eya believes she can be a help in the midst of the great needs around her. Her dreams and visions are to create a means to encourage and empower the especially vulnerable women in her community. Eya believes that women’s health is very important and she is dedicated to helping bring awareness of the lack of accessible menstrual products and challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness.
Patricia Reed is a licensed MA, MFT 33142, founder and director of New Hope Counseling since 1993. Patricia has always been concerned about the inequities in the treatment of women and believes that she needs to be actively involved with others, regard all who are needy as her neighbors, and not rely on someone else to see, act and offer help in time of need. In addition to 24 years of experience as a Marriage Family and Child Therapist, Patricia is involved in the deacon ministry at Christ Community Church in Milpitas, where she met Eya Touglo in 2008. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree Psychology at San Francisco State University, Certificate Biblical Studies, Simpson College, and holds a Masters Degree (MA MFT 33142) from Santa Clara University.
Dr. Rachael Record
Dr. Rachael Record
Rachael A. Record, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. She earned her B.A. (2009) in Communication from SUNY, University at Buffalo and her M.A. (2011) and Ph.D. (2014) in Communication from the University of Kentucky. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Health Communication (2011) and in Applied Statistics (2013) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Record teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication, including Introduction to Health Communication, Community Health Communication, Health Communication & Culture, Persuasion, and Health Communication Campaigns. Her research examines health communication strategies–specifically campaigns, interventions, and social media– in order to improve public health. Her research has been published in the academic journals of Health Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Health Communication, American Journal of Health Promotion, and others.
Monica graduated from San Diego State University in December 2018 where she majored in Business Management, with a double minor in TFM (Television, Film, and New Media) and Leadership Development, and is currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. In her last semester she created Students Against Human Trafficking. Their mission is to help survivors of human trafficking through various service opportunities, as well as spread awareness about the dangers of trafficking to the SDSU community through outreach events. Monica joined Fulfilling Destiny upon learning that many women experience period poverty and must resort to various outcomes, including missing out on their education and selling their bodies in order to get money to buy menstrual products. Monica plans to continue educating her friends, family, and the community about the real existence of both period poverty and human trafficking. Monica hopes that with her actions and involvement with Fulfilling Destiny and other organizations, she can encourage everyone she interacts with to live everyday with love.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”. – St. Teresa of Calcutta
Bridget Daffron was born and raised in Garland, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce with a B.S. (2004) in Psychology and a minor in counseling. She completed her M.A. (2014) in Counseling from the University of the Southwest. Constantly engaged with raising her four wonderful children and supporting her Active Duty husband, Bridget has been involved with volunteer opportunities in each of their 9 different duty stations. Most of her early volunteer work has been centered around each of her children’s schools. She is a co-founder of R.I.S.E (Realizing Individual Self-worth and Empowerment), an educational initiative that promotes and empowers under-represented students. She started volunteering with Fulfilling Destiny in 2019 and has been an avid and active member since. Bridget became one of the San Diego Region Directors in 2021.
Community Outreach Leader
Nicole Deis, born and raised in San Diego, she recently graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Health Communication. She was the Vice President of the Health Communication Student Organization. Currently working on her Graduate degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego. Her ultimate goal is to help bridge the gap in healthcare disparities, focusing on prevented healthcare catering to Women. During her studies, Nicole honed her passion for standing up for injustices during her studies, including inequalities for women of all different social-economic status. Being introduced to Eya by Dr. Record, hearing the passion she has for Fulfilling Destiny, and helping the women in her community was a turning point for Nicole as she saw an opportunity to make a difference in her community. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and she recently rescued her fur baby, Valentino.
Jayzle-May (she/they) proudly serves as Fulfilling Destiny’s Executive Assistant. Prior to working as an Executive Assistant, Jayzle-May served many different roles within Fulfilling Destiny including Volunteer Coordinator and Social Media Manager.
Outside of Fulfilling Destiny, Jayzle-May works as a Kindergarten teacher in Las Vegas.
Jayzle-May graduated from San Diego State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies. She is currently attending the University of Nevada – Las Vegas for a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
Jayzle-May is passionate about serving the community and building lasting relationships. If she could choose one word to describe her personality, it would be service. Giving to others has always given her such joy, and everything she does is almost always in service of other people or the community.
When she is not working, she spends her time volunteering for different organizations across San Diego, including the San Diego Pride, Project Helping, and Dreams for Change.
Community Outreach Intern
Jessica Palaganas is a Public Health Major at San Diego State University with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She is excited to be working with Fulfilling Destiny and eager to learn more about the work of a non-profit organization. Through learning about health disparities and social inequities, she has become passionate about addressing these issues and learning more about how to make an impact. With Fulfilling Destiny expanding to her hometown of San Jose, CA, she is excited for the opportunity to make a difference in her local community.
Social Media Manager
Audrea Abad was born and raised in San Diego and recently graduated from SDSU in 2021 with her Bachelors in International Security and Conflict Resolution and in Communication, and a minor in Islamic and Arabic Studies. Audrea hopes to get her Masters’s in Communication and eventually her Ph.D. in Political Science or something else similar. She is excited to be a part of Fulfilling Destiny(FD) and help with the mission to end period poverty and also spread awareness of period stigma. She likes that FD is an organization that is inclusive towards all menstruators and that it sheds light on an issue that not many people are aware of. She had heard of FD after writing a research assignment on gender inequalities and stigma towards menstruation. She was inspired to find a local organization that would allow her to take action about an issue she was passionate about, rather than just write about it. She also previously volunteered with the San Diego Southern Sudanese Community Center as a tutor for refugees.
Some other things about her are that she loves to write, research, and learn new things. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, read, sleep, play the ukulele, and eat at restaurants. One fun fact about her is that even though she is very quiet, she loves public speaking and giving speeches!
Community Outreach Intern
Mariza Zaratan (she/her) is thrilled to intern with Fulfilling Destiny! She is currently a nursing student at SDSU and will graduate this December. Mariza is really passionate about women’s and children’s health and hope to work in these specialties soon! She has lived in San Diego for almost her whole life and enjoys finding new places to explore & support (especially plant nurseries and coffee shops!). Mariza’s jack russell/chihuahua has been her best friend since she was 7 years old and even more so in these times. The pandemic has allowed her to invest time in new hobbies, like sewing and reading, and also allocate time for some much-needed self-care and reflection. Mariza is excited about this opportunity and to be a part of the Fulfilling Destiny Team.