boardroom-theme.jpg

MEET THE BOARD

IMG_3705_edited_edited_edited_edited_edi

Selena E. Martin

President / CEO

Selena Martin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois in Chicago. Entrepreneur & Humanitarian, Selena has devoted her life to helping adults, children, and animals in need. She has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including 25 + years of coaching experienceFrom 2015 to April 2020, she resided in Arlington, Texas where she worked as a substitute teacher at Children's University and was the founder and owner of Dogs Love Me Too, a dog sitting service. For the past five years, she has donated hundreds of Bags of Love to the homeless and to shelters and has made donations to the Samaritan House, Birthday Brigade, St. Jude, and the All Church Home. While in Texas, she also partnered with several other nonprofit organizations before relocating to Iowa in April of 2020 to start the Help, Hope, and Love Foundation. She founded the Help, Hope, & Love Foundation from a past organization she started known as God's Helping Hands. At one point, God's Helping Hands donated over $10,000 of toys, clothes, coats, and shoes in one year in the Chicagoland area. She loves giving back and working with families, children, and animals. She is a proud philanthropist and aspires to one day give millions of dollars back to those in need around the world. 

IMG_5275%2520(002)%2520Frank%2520Headsho

Frank Martin

 Vice President

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Frank is truly a joy to be around. He was born and raised in Chicago and spent 20 years working in the print business.  After retiring, he relocated to Arlington, Texas with his wife. He worked side-by-side with his wife and owner of Dogs Love Me Too as well as supporting her philanthropic efforts. He is excited about his new role as Vice President where he will work to support the mission and goal of the organization. He realizes that there is a need to help others and he wants to positively help make a difference in his community now that he is in Iowa City, Iowa.

20171106_Amir_Walton_0002-XL%20closer_ed

Aamir Walton

Executive Director/Fundraising Chair

Aamir Walton is the Philanthropic Inspirator seeking to inspire philanthropy in every individual and organization he encounters. Aamir believes that everyone wants to make an impact and that they just need the opportunity to do so. Aamir has lived in Iowa now for 9 years. He arrived in 2011 to attend Grinnell College where he received his BA in Sociology and he's recently received his MA in public administration with an emphasis in executive leadership from Drake University. He currently serves the University of Iowa Center for Advancement as an Associate Director of Development. 

 

He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skills in philanthropy because he helps philanthropists get everything that they want by marrying their passions with the institutions or organization's mission. He has had a successful career in fundraising serving in a variety of settings. His work is now a calling and not a job as he's on a mission to inspire philanthropy.

Capture%20Headshot%20of%20Robin%20J%20C%

Robin Campbell

Treasurer/CFO

With us since our founding, Robin graduated from Grinnell College in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology. She is a Research Assistant in a Child Psychology Lab at the University of Iowa. She is married and has two small children, ages 4 and 6 years old.  She has a passion for helping and supporting parents and children. She is passionate about financial literacy and discipline. She completed Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey and has implemented the techniques and continues to execute a detailed budget and financial goal systems. She also worked as a bookkeeper for a non-profit organization.  Additionally, in her spare time, she volunteers to help others understand the importance of financial discipline and helps them prepare their budgets. She is excited to use her passion for helping families paired with her financial knowledge and discipline to help the foundation meet the needs of others.