Meet The Team
Founder: Katrina (Kitty) McCaffery is an entertainment PR and manager for public figures. Mrs. McCaffery is the owner of McCaffery Media Group. She is a mother of four with two stepsons. Her husband helps mentor people who suffer from uncontrolled seizures after being diagnosed himself with having PNES seizures. Kitty has helped start up 8 other organizations and was awarded by the National Association of Professional Women for being the in the Top 3 successful entrepreneurs in Florida. Rise & Stand Inc. was voted 2nd place in 2016 Shorty Awards for best charity online.
Ambassador: Kennedy Moore is an Actor & Comedian. He stands by all our programs to enlighten youth and adults globally. Although he rose to fame through comedy, he is passionate about each and every R&S program.
Blogger: Echo is a Youtuber that focuses on raising awareness for all sorts of issues. She has a passion for protecting children, women, and animals. She also fights for those with disabilities who suffer from bullying and harassment.
Director: Jordan W. Clark Jordan is an Actor & Model. He is a director over the BanLabels program and is very passionate about leading people to follow their dreams.
Ambassador: Krista Allen is an Actress, writer and humanitarian. She has spent countless hours helping rescue and rehome animals. She is a member of several causes & groups that rescue and rehabilitate animals. She also is a strong believer in the power of love and unity. Official Website. Facebook. Twitter.
Spokesman: Brandon Maddox is song writer and country music artist. He studied business management at Tennessee Technological University. Brandon’s mission is to set out a positive message to the world, spread love, stop the hate.
Director: Oscar Manuel Ponce is a song writer & music producer who studied at Autonomous University of Aguascalientes in Aguascaliente, AGS. Oscar is bilingual and can speak both English and Spanish. He is focused on helping women and children escape domestic abuse and fight bullying.
Director: Angela Rodgers is a science teacher for the Russel County Board of Education. She studied at Eastern Kentucky University. She is the mother of Isaiah and Grace Anna Rodgers. Angie raises awareness for Conradi-Hunermann a rare form of dwarfism her daughter Grace was born with.
Spokesman: Carlos Villalobos, Jr. Carlos is Music Composer, Producer, ADR, and Supervisor. He is a director & helper of Rise and Stand, raising awareness against acts of cruelty.
Treasurer: Pamela Ritchie, Mother of Kitty McCaffery is a Sunday school teacher at her church. She also works as an accountant and secretary. Pam is caretaker for her husband who is fighting cancer but always has a bright smile. She’s known for giving uplifting encouragement to everyone she meets.
Ambassador: Jeremy Nelson aka J Noir is an advocate against child sex trafficking, child abuse, and ritual sacrifices.
Affiliate: Ryan Upchurch is a music artist and comedian. He has been an affiliate of R&S from the beginning. Ryan constantly inspires fans to be their best self.
Ambassador: Jaycane is a rapper and music artist currently living in Atlanta, Ga. He encourages all fans to shine their light. He stands by all R&S programs and helps educate and bring awareness to his fanbase.
Director: Mary Barrington is a director & promoter of our Innocent Souls & Love IS Family programs. She is an inspiring photographer and a major animal lover.
Ambassador: Stunt Tayloris a rapper and music artist. All R&S programs are important to him. A native of Chicago’s K-Town, Stunt wants to inspire the youth of his area and around the world. He hopes he can help enlighten their minds to leave the world of drugs, violence, and hate, focusing instead on their dreams.
Spokesman: Meredith O’Connor is a singer-songwriter, Actress and Model based in Long Island, New York. She is passionate about raising awareness against bullying & mental illness. She is a lead director over our Why Bully? program.
Director: Lisa Pellegrene Lisa is an actress/model, producer, entrepreneur and has been an animal advocate for the past 15 years. She rescues & rehabilitates animals most in need into loving homes. She is also the Chairperson for “ALL” for the Santa Monica, CA branch where she is dedicated to standing up against discrimination and abuse leading to the empowerment of all. She is known for promoting love, compassion and kindness.
Secretary: Selena Ortagus Flesher is sister to Kitty McCaffery. She is currently in college studying psychology and medicine. She volunteers at her local hospitals and retirement homes. She hopes to one day work in the medical field helping children.
Ambassador: Oliver Trevena is an Actor & Host of Young Hollywood. He is also a spokesman for Allsaints and an Ambassador for Not For Sale which is a charity R.I.S.E. & STAND supports. Oliver plans to fight to end human trafficking and free humanity from slavery.
Director: Cody Carey is a father of a beautiful little girl and has another daughter on the way! He graduated at Enterprise State Community College with a business degree and currently works as the owner of Careyously Unique. Cody has a huge love for animals! He frequently takes in abandoned animals, brings them back to good health and finds them homes.
Director: Randall Lee is a PR and social media manager that helps run our campaigns and raise awareness to our various causes.
Director: Anthony Rodriguez is a singer, writer, piano master & motivational speaker. Anthony travels around to schools for all ages giving motivational speeches.
Director: Peter Jones is a single father of two sons. He is a deacon at his church and worked as a teacher for years at Lighthouse Christian Learning Center. He now helps out at his local funeral home and works at Boring Business Systems as a parts coordinator. Peter loves people and animals and wants to do whatever in his power to help them.
Volunteers not seen in photos:
Bobbie Jo Mark