About us

Mission, Vision, Strategy & Values

Mission

The mission of Gamechanger Events is to foster impactful change for individuals and families affected by autism, mental health challenges, and the opioid crisis. We are committed to supporting initiatives that create lasting improvements in these vital areas of community health.

Vision

Our vision is to be a leading force in uniting communities to confront these critical health challenges. By focusing on collective well-being, we aim to build a brighter, more supportive future for all affected individuals.

Strategy

Gamechanger Events act as a catalyst for change, amplifying solutions and championing innovative initiatives. Through collaborative efforts with dedicated organizations on the ground, we enhance the effectiveness of community-driven solutions to address these pressing issues.

Values

We value what is essential in life, such as family, community, and health + well-being for everyone. Our commitment is to the fundamental human connections that bind us all, fostering a culture of care and support across communities.

Know more about

Our Priorities

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Opioids, Mental Health, and Vaccines

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

A developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. People with ASD often have problems with social communication and interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests. People with ASD may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying attention.

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Opioids

Substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Medically they are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia. Other medical uses include suppression of diarrhea, replacement therapy for opioid use disorder, reversing opioid overdose, and suppressing cough.

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Mental Health

Includes emotional and psychological state of mine, plus, social well-being.
Mental Health affects how one thinks, feels, and acts. It also helps determine how one handles stress, relates to others, and makes healthy choices.
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

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Vaccines

Biological preparations that provide active acquired immunity to a particular infectious or malignant disease.
A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.
The agent stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to further recognize and destroy any of the microorganisms associated with that agent that it may encounter in the future.

Meet Our Honorable Members

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Serpil Gunasti

Director of Business

Heidi Klein

Director of Social Media

Laurie McVay-Erickson

Director of Game Changer Events

Shawna Lewis

Bookkeeping

BOARD MEMBERS

Erbil Gunasti

President

Derek Lewis

Treasurer/CPA

TEAM MEMBERS

Andrea Migas Lippert

Director of Marketing

Jill Thacker

Director of Talent

Sean Pakbaz

Director of Autism Program

OTHER MEMBERS

Nazmul Haque

Webmaster

Pathik Sopariwala

Webmaster

Radoslav Iliyev

Grafic Artist

Sonya Boyster

Hair and Make Up

Tim Carney

Cameraman Editor

Talha Hassan

Cameraman Editor

Monica Carney

Production Assistant