Find the Light Foundation
When in Darkness, Find the Light
Find the Light Foundation
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Zack Diebold started at Find the Light before it was a foundation. Having heard about the cause from friends and family and being referred to the Facebook page, he volunteered to photograph the group’s upcoming Candlelight Vigil. From there, his interest in the group only grew, with him becoming the group’s IT director, designing and maintaining the website and digital needs of the growing organization. Following a successful start, Zack started what would become Find the Light’s Resources department by conceptualizing and developing the Resource Portal and numerous subsequent resource tools. Zack Diebold became the Executive Director in 2023 and is currently studying Economics and Computer Science at Saint Louis University.
Alex Bingham founded Find the Light Foundation because she was concerned with the growing rate of suicide and overdose in her area, and after losing friends to the mental health crisis. Alex is a microbiologist and epidemiologist and uses her experience in science, along with her background in advocacy and her experiences with her own mental health, to develop evidence-based strategies and programs within Find the Light Foundation. By combining her expertise in microbiology and epidemiology with her passion for mental health advocacy, Alex aims to address the root causes of mental health challenges and implement effective solutions.
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Find the Light FoundationBoard of directors
as of 11/10/2023
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Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 07/26/2023
- We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
- We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.