WE WISH TO PROVIDE A SAFE SEASON OF BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN TRAPPED WITHIN ENVIRONMENTS OF OPPRESSION, ABUSE OR HOMELESSNESS.
Shane Dasher – President, Treasurer and Managing Director
Shane was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, but since then he has been around the world and back again. Traveling as a wanderer, missionary and ambassador to over 30 countries, Shane has a uniquely developed worldview. His view on life is shaped through the unique experiences he’s had representing organizations in their attempts to impact the communities they serve or resolve the difficulties they face. In Europe, Shane was first exposed to Human Trafficking and later as a missionary in the Philippines he coached professional men’s and women’s soccer teams where his players were the offspring of prostitutes trying to build different lives through sport. These experiences, as well as countless others, were diverse, enlightening and many times extremely difficult. However, they were the foundation of the vision he was given almost ten years ago…Chrysalis.
Shane has his degree from Northwest Christian University of Eugene, Oregon in Global Outreach and has begun a Masters in Nonprofit Management. Most of his professional life has been spent as a soccer coach and missionary serving numerous ministries and outreach organizations, including Ambassadors In Sport, Safe Harbor International Relief, EduRelief, R3International, YWAM and Mission to the World. To learn more visit –Shane Dasher
Shane is currently the publisher of a private newsletter to the residents of Gates Mills, Ohio. Partnered with N2 Publishing, the nation’s leader in neighborhood newsletters and one of the fastest growing media companies in the country, Shane’s small business is the first of partners linked to Chrysalis’ unique and sustainable model.
Shane has been married to his beautiful wife Staci for 13 years and they have four children; Analyse 11, Adaniah 10, Lukah 7 and Cecily 4. They currently live in Cleveland Hts Ohio and are looking for the property both their family and Chrysalis will call home. When Shane is happiest he and his family are climbing rock faces or working out at the climbing gym together. He is passionate about YHVH, transforming our food and saving the lives of those in darkness. He loves red wine and dark chocolate in the winter, a bourbon mule and a front porch in the spring, a great burger and a heff with an orange slice in the summer and a Guinness with naan and a curry in the fall.
Staci Dasher – Director of Women’s Service and Secretary
Staci is a Certified Professional Midwife specializing in Home Birth Midwifery and has practiced midwifery for 11 years. She has delivered or assisted in the delivery of over 100 babies and been at the side of countless women throughout their pregnancy season. Her journey started at New Life Birthing Center, a high volume birthing clinic in Davao, Philippines. While working in the clienic she started her certification and studies through the National College of Midwifery. After having her first home birth experience in country her new family left the Philippines and returned to Oregon. During her time in the Pacific Northwest, she was honored to work with Margi Houck and Carla Viles; two of Eugene’s most respected midwives and both were at the deliveries of her next two children. While in Oregon she also partook in a clinical apprenticeship under Carol Seiver.
In 2010 Staci and her family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee where she continued her certification and studies while working with Carolyn Drake in her birthing home. In 2011 she was blessed to work with the well respected NR and CPM Kathy Davies while living in Asheville, North Carolina. Kathy was instrumental in the completion of her education and she took on many births as the primary. Staci was also honored with the opportunity to work with Dr. David Hayes an OBGYN supportive of the home birth environment and servant to the industry.
Now a Certified Professional Midwife, Staci has started her own practice partnered with experienced midwives in the Cleveland Ohio. She continues her education through the National College continuing education program and runs the quarterly newsletter for the Ohio Midwifery Association.
Staci was born and raised in Bay Village, Ohio but spent most of her adult life out west living in Cresta Butte Colorado and Eugene Oregon before meeting her husband of 13 years, Shane Dasher. She was a stylist in an Aveda salon for 6 years and adventure junky in her spare time. She is the homeschooling mother of 4; Analyse(11), Adaniah(10), Lukah(7) and Cecily(4). She is passionate about sustainable farming, local organic ethically raise food and IPA’s. Say hello on facebook . Staci Connors Dasher
Matthew Rossman – Trustee and Legal Advisory
Matt has been a professor at Case Western Reserve’s law faculty since 2004. He coordinates and co-teaches the Community Development Clinic, through which third-year law students provide corporate counsel and transactional law services to community-based nonprofit organizations and sustainable business ventures in the Cleveland area.
In his legal career, Rossman has represented the full spectrum of public and private entity clients, ranging from mom-and-pop businesses and grass-roots community groups to municipalities and foundations to Fortune 500 companies and Wall Street investment banks. Through the Community Development Clinic, he aspires to teach law students the array of skills necessary to succeed in representing “organizations,” no matter the size or setting.
Rossman also created and teaches the Urban Development Lab. The lab functions as a legal think tank focused on the redevelopment and revitalization of urban areas. Students research and prepare reports on topics identified by local nonprofit development organizations. Most recently, the lab has prepared reports on tax increment financing, land banks, vacant property ordinances and tangled title issues.
Matt is also a co-founder and active participant in the Cleveland Roundtable on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. The Roundtable, which consists of practicing lawyers, government officials, law students and law faculty, meets periodically to discuss important practice related issues in these areas of law.
Rossman is a frequent speaker on legal issues that affect nonprofit organizations and small businesses. He is admitted to practice in Ohio.
Prior to arriving at Case Western Reserve, Rossman taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Baltimore. He began his career in private practice with the New York offices of Latham & Watkins and Christy & Viener. His practice areas included corporate, securities, real estate, tax and nonprofit law.
Matt has been married to Ursula for 16 years and they have 3 active and creative children; Gus(12), Evelyn(10) and Gabe(8) . They live in Shaker Hts and you can be sure Matt is rooting on Cleveland Sports teams regardless of success.
Stephanie Dasher – Board and Outreach Director