Star Rooney- Founder & President

Star Rooney- Founder & President

Star was young working mother living in New Orleans when she met a man who would soon become her trafficker. She was fortunate enough to escape the lifestyle when she met and then married her "knight in shining armor". They now live in Covington and are raising their 5 children. Once becoming a Christian she vowed to give back to women in her community by creating a safe house and job training center. Her passion for humanitarian work has propelled her in her work with the Foundation to expand services as well as partner with other nonprofits in the community. She spearheads Token of Love Foundation initiatives, directs all fundraising efforts and oversees educational programs at the Ester Elizabeth House.

Image Hasselbeck- Vice President

Image Hasselbeck- Vice President

Image Hasselbeck is a broker and owner of Great Oaks Realty, holding a designation as RealtorĀ® specializing in the Greater New Orleans and Northshore Area since 2006. Image is married and the mother of 7 children. She is a resident of the Northshore, where she and Star reconnected and bonded over their shared passion for women's empowerment projects some years ago. Her life passion is to help transform women's live and lead them to know the love of Christ and their God given worth. Image helps to run the operations of the Foundation as well as assists with the marketing and fundraising efforts.

Development Director

Development Director

Melissa Cavalier is the newest member to the Token of Love Foundation. She currently serves as the TOLF Development Director. Melissa is a resident of Covington and is happily married with 3 children. Melissa came to TOLF with several years experience with both business and workforce development. Her passion is using her professional abilities and expertise to help and develop others. In years advocacy and women's rights activism, it became apparent to Melissa that the the biggest need of abuse and at risk women, was education and opportunity. It was then she realized that education breeds opportunity and lack of education breeds vulnerability. She has made it her mission to partner with local schools and businesses to ensure that at risk women in the community have access to programs and services that will aid in their professional development and break the cycles of poverty and abuse. Melissa oversees the workforce development program, the Esther Elizabeth scholarship fund and the TOLF Men of Valor initiative.

Life Coach & Counselor

Life Coach & Counselor

Cheryl is an interval part of the TOLF team. She is professional christian counselor by trade and contributes much of her time to the Foundation to help women in need by providing trauma and grief counseling as well as life coaching to ensure they are set up for the best life possible upon completion of our program. Cheryl is a resident of Springfield and married with 3 wonderful children. Cheryl oversees the New Life program for Token of Love and is an advocate for women in the community.

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