"For this cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16

Huyen Xu

Director 


Huyen growing up always had a heart to serve others. She was raised in Olympia, Washington where she served at her local church for over 16 years from being a Sunday school teacher, youth leader and working in community fundraisers. Her passion didn't just stop in the states it expanded overseas as well. Being blessed with the opportunity to serve in Mexico, Vietnam and the Philippines taught her to live life in humility. Huyen then left her hometown five years ago to Las Vegas to pursue her education at the School of Dental medicine, UNLV. She graduated in 2017 with her doctorate in dental medicine and plans to practice locally. She is eager to give her time and heart out to the community she now calls home. 

Meet our Board of Directors 

Betty Mency

Director 

Betty has always had a strong passion to help people. That passion led her into the nursing field where she is currently a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and herbalist. She realized the amount of people that she came across had chronic illnesses that can be helped and even repaired naturally. This propelled her into opening her own business Herbal Vibrations in Dec 2016 that concentrates on Holistic Care such as herbal juices and beverages, all natural skin care products, Holistic & Iridology assessments, and Aromatouch Therapy. Betty enjoys the outdoors, traveling, cooking and spending time with her children and her animals. 


Anton Sorkin

Treasurer


Anton cares for others as if they were his own family. He uses this care with his knowledge and expertise in financial management to help others with their own finances. He is currently attending New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business which is one of the nation's premier management education schools and research centers.  His background has enabled him to have administrative, financial, and philanthropic engagement to leverage social impact and responsibly in the corporate environment. Anton enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling internationally. 

On June 5, 2013 Michelle was in a horrific DUI accident on the Las Vegas Interstate 15 highway that caused her to suffer third degree burns to her upper extremities and entire right arm. She spent 2 long weeks at the UMC Burn Unit where she underwent multiple surgeries. Upon her release from the hospital she had in home nursing for six months. During this recovery time her emotional and psychological well being were dramatically affected in that she couldn't find the support she desired. After a full recovery, she realized how important it is to have support and encouragement for the physical changes and the mental stability of one's self after a traumatic episode. This lead her to start the website My Scars Are Beautiful where people submitted stories of their own traumatic experiences. It has now grown into a non-profit organization where she focuses her efforts on helping others in her native town and community of Las Vegas.  She states, "Anyone going through or overcoming their own journey to recovery now has an outlet of support." Michelle wants people to know that their not alone. She wants to reach out and help others with their "beautiful scars" both physically and mentally. My Scars Are Beautiful is here to uplift, inspire, and invigorate their self-esteem and psychological well being.

Michelle loves God, is a first degree black belt in Taekwondo, enjoys gardening, reading, Tai-Chi and being with her three dogs Roxy, Georgia and Smokey. She has an Associates of Arts degree from the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and is in pursuit of a B.A. in Psychology at Nevada State College. 

Joseph Rodriguez

Director


Joseph believes in serving and helping others in their time of need. He goes to great lengths to put others before himself. One of his favorite motto's is "treat others how you woud like to be treated." He is a music writer/performer and shares words of encouragement and advice to all ages through his music. He loves to do community works and also performs at various churches and club venues throughout the valley. 



Michelle Hardy
President/CEO/Founder