Board of Directors

Preston Fischer, Board Chair

Preston is a Vice President of Aon Cyber Solutions, responsible for business development and market strategies to help clients address cyber risk. He has worked in the legal technology and data protection industry for two decades as both a practitioner and development strategist. Preston has led pro bono strategy consulting engagements for NGOs pursuing international peacemaking and humanitarian relief efforts, serving as Board Chair for multiple national nonprofit organizations.

Michelle Fisher

Michelle is a founding member of Preemptive Love. She lived in Iraq with her husband and founder, Cody, for the majority of 2007-2015, leading our finance department as we grew from a few people around a kitchen table to where we are today. Michelle has first-hand knowledge of the complexities of the work and brings that on-the-ground perspective to the board room. In 2015 Michelle left the Preemptive Love staff and moved to New York City, where she currently lives and works for Reconciled, a remote bookkeeping and accounting firm.

Lauren Holiday

Lauren is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, and US Soccer Athlete of the Year. Lauren was born with a heart defect and came to Preemptive Love’s work through our early efforts providing lifesaving heart surgeries for Iraqi children. She overcame her early health challenges and went on to become one of the most celebrated stars in women’s soccer and an inspiration to children overcoming medical challenges everywhere. Lauren and her husband, Jrue, an NBA All Star guard, were generous donors before she brought her years of team leadership to the Preemptive Love Board of Directors.

David Statham

David is a manager at Toyota, responsible for technology related to Corporate Communications—including global webcasting, mobile app communications, Toyota Experience Center, and IS Strategy. Prior to Toyota, David was an IT consultant for clients including Warner Bros., Fox Entertainment, Microsoft, and Sony. He was honored as a Toyota Volunteer of the Year for his work on the board of Preemptive Love.

Jeremy Courtney

Jeremy and Jessica founded Preemptive Love after moving to Iraq in the middle of the US-led war that overthrew Saddam Hussein. Jeremy has since led Preemptive Love’s growth from the front lines into work across 15+ countries to end war and heal all that’s tearing us apart. Jeremy speaks to tens of thousands of people a year about the integration of activism, spirituality, leadership, and service. His work and writing has been regularly covered by NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Jeremy’s book Love Anyway is “a must read” according to NYT bestselling author Shauna Niequist, and The Shack’s author, Wm. Paul Young, warns: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK [unless you want to change]! Jeremy and Jessica have lived in Iraq for more than a decade with their two children, Emma and Micah.