Meet the Bean Team
Sharon Frances, PhD.
Executive and Artistic Director
Sharon holds a doctorate in education from Arizona State University, and is a credentialed, bilingual arts educator. She is a breast cancer survivor, parent, and writer/artist. Sharon has experienced multiple medical crises with her father, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma during her youth, heart transplant while a young adult, and terminal Glioblastoma brain cancer last year. Sharon is the author of The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic!, a story for families impacted by cancer. She founded the Little Green Monster Project, which has donated over 2,000 copies of the book since November 2018, as well as impacted hundreds of families through her creative arts and healing workshops. She has partnered with over 50 organizations to deliver her book and workshops across the country. Sharon has raised over $60,000 to fund LGM project, which has served as the model for the establishment of the Well Beings Studio non-profit organization. Sharon also works as a teacher educator at California State University Fullerton, where she specializes in social emotional learning, the arts, and inclusive school climates.
Chief Operations Officer
Matthew is a passionate advocate and philanthropist for those in need, who has lost multiple close family members to cancer. He is an IT engineer with Carrington Mortgage Holdings and has worked for well-known technology companies including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Toshiba and Western Digital. Matthew’s non-profit involvement started in high school working at the Theater Development Fund in New York City for six years. He spent his senior year of high school in the Netherlands with Youth For Understanding International Student Exchange; then volunteered with YFU for six years in the SF Bay Area. Matthew has been volunteering with Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa CA since 2015, and has volunteered at one-day charitable events for Lyons Club, Carrington Charitable Foundation and Special Olympics.
User Experience Designer
Brian has a bachelor’s degree of fine arts from California State University Fullerton. In his previous position he was an Art Director designing brand experiences. He is currently a freelance UX Designer.
Advisory Board Member
Elahe is a cancer survivor, educator and administrator with California State University System. She is a trained mediator and has conducted numerous trainings on campus and off campus on conflict resolution and peace building. Elahe works closely with UN Women Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) and currently chair of the Global Circles of Women’s Intercultural Network; is a lead trainer of MBB and has served as co-chair of the inaugural Training Institute of MBB for women leaders; served as facilitator of Days of Dialogue/The Future of Policing, dialogue between communities and police across Los Angeles. She has written extensively in English and Farsi on issues related to Human Rights, Peace and gender issues.
Advisory Board Member
Radha is a Certified Child Life Specialist and Wellness Enthusiast. Radha practices at a Pediatric Oncology Clinic in Orange County. Radha supports the psychosocial needs of patients, siblings and parents as they enter the vulnerable journey of diagnosis and treatment. She facilitates opportunities for self-expression, normalcy and meaningful events. She supports families to create language and coping skills unique to their family dynamic. Recently, Radha launched Pink Rose Wellness to cultivate her passion for premiere programming encompassing self-nourishment and transformation. Radha believes that meditation is the gift that keeps giving.
Cancer Support Community
CSUF Children’s Center
Kaiser Anaheim Children’s Oncology
Santa Ana Unified School District
St. Jude Medical Center Fullerton
UC Irvine Special Events
Very Special Arts Orange County
Crochet Artist, Scoops of Joy.
Illustrator, Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic!; Well Beings Studio Logo and Illustrated Beans.
Composer, Monster in Me album
Illustrator, Scoops of Joy
Cover Concept and Book Design, Wet Wings: Poetry through Breast Cancer
Book Design, Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic!, Little Green Monster Logo
Yoga Poem Illustrator
Quilt Artist, Little Green Monster: My Cancer Story Quilt App
Traci Hines, Eleanor Nunez, Zia Amador, Natalie Womak,
Vocalists, Monster in Me Children’s Music Album
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