Meet The Team
Jasper House Warriors is an incorporated nonprofit made of Psychologist, Teachers, & Forward Thinkers.
Lance Jasper Jones
Director & Founder
Lance Jasper Jones is a Los Angeles, California ASCAP music producer and songwriter member, alumni of Marymount California University, current Clinical Psychology graduate student at Grand Canyon University, and a inductee of Alpha Chi. Born with Sickle Cell Anemia, Lance understands the value of strong mental health as well as providing strong mental health services to those living with long-term and life-threatening chronic conditions. Lance developed Jasper House Warriors as a means to help the causes of long term conditions on mental health. Lance has and continues to push the bounds of living with Sickle Cell. As a orator, world traveler, activist, music artist, mentor, and scholar, Lance was a leading voice for California bill AB1105, the first California major medical bill of fifteen million for comprehensive Sickle Cell care.
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M.A. Counseling, Community Mental Health emphasis
Megan L. Coulter is a Loyola Marymount University alumna and associate professional clinical counselor with over five years of experience providing mental health services in Southern California. She has experience working with veteran, homeless, and adolescent populations. Megan’s therapeutic speciality is child and family therapy related to depression, anxiety, and trauma. Megan is passionate about mental health accessibility and erasing stigma surrounding mental health.
M.A. English Secondary Education
Brittány is a middle school English teacher in Los Angeles, California. Graduated Kappa Delta Pi, as a Loyola Marymount University alumna, Brittány has a passion for social justice and equity, especially in the educational field. With over ten years of experience in the secondary classroom, Brittány hopes to change the world one student at a time.
Patient Advocate & Professional Photographer
Kaja DeVaughn was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia (SS) only two months after being born; so she knows first hand of the challenges and barriers that patients experience, and they aren’t always pleasant. The disease has not stopped Kaja from living her best life. At a young age and through college, Kaja was a competitive dancer. For the past six years, Kaja has been making magic as a supervisor for the Imaging Department at Disneyland, as well as a scheduler for the Tech & Show Services Department. Kaja’s biggest passions are photography and helping others. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, Kaja is always the first to volunteer, especially for kids and young adults with Sickle Cell Disease. In the summer, if not traveling, you can find Kaja volunteering at Camp for children with Sickle Cell Disease.
Medical Technician & Patient Advocate
Derek Brown is a Operating Room Technician at UCLA Medical Center, and the COO of ‘Power & Wealth’ LLC. He was also diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia at an early age and has been an advocate and mentor to children living with Sickle Cell throughout his adult life. Derek is passionate about giving back to individuals living with chronic illnesses.
B.S. Business Management
Taylor Burton is a Paraeducator, currently working with students with disabilities at elementary schools in Santa Monica for over two years. She received an A.A. in Visual Communication and a B.S. in Business Management from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Taylor freelances in graphic design as well. She enjoys bringing her love of art and the youth to the students she works with.