Board of Directors
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Charles brings over thirteen years experience in community-based and governmental not-for-profit organizations to One Cura Wellness. As an educator, manager and program developer, Mr. Eldridge has worked domestically and abroad on projects dedicated to expanding positive public policies for underserved communities. He has developed and implemented new curriculums and educational procedures with urban schools in Washington, DC and Orange County, CA. Additionally, Mr. Eldridge has worked with the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Kosovo with the expansion of their community outreach and political education projects. Mr. Eldridge holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in government and a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University.
Troy Senik is the Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. In the past he has served in the White House as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush; as the editor-in-chief of Ricochet; as a columnist and member of the editorial board at the Orange County Register; and as a vice president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Belmont University and a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University.
Courtney Beirne has worked for the past ten years within the social work and educational fields with an emphasis on health, mental health, and disabilities in both California and New York. Ms. Beirne’s passion lies in effecting positive change within the community. Originally from California, Ms. Beirne holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, and is a licensed master social worker in New York State. From therapy in dual diagnosis clinics to her employment and volunteer social and political action, she works to provide others with the support they need to realize their potential.
Matthew Burke has twelve years’ experience in designing and managing international economic development projects. He currently oversees the Asia portfolio for a contractor of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Government’s agency responsible for foreign humanitarian and economic assistance. In this position, Mr. Burke travels to Asia several times each year to develop clients and partners, and tracks political and socioeconomic trends that affect U.S. foreign assistance in each country. In his previous job, Mr. Burke has developed foreign aid projects in Bangladesh, Yemen, and Ukraine for the NGO arm of a Fortune 500 agribusiness, where he was selected as one of the firm’s “Growing Leaders.” He has also managed or co-managed several foreign assistance projects for another USAID contractor, the largest of which was a $162 million project to open economic opportunities for rural farmers in Southern Afghanistan in 2007. A native of Boston, Mr. Burke holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Duke University.