Five Fish Foundation

Volunteer Led Board of Directors

Leading the FIVE FISH FOUNDATION Mission

Lisa L. Leask

Lisa is a former US Naval Officer and the co-founder of several successful businesses in the Charleston, SC, area.  She is also a wife and mother to three daughters, one of whom has special needs. Lisa’s oldest daughter, now 23, was diagnosed 20 years ago with autism and at that time Lisa was told to love her daughter as long as she could before her daughter would have to be put in an institution.  That was not an acceptable answer for Lisa and her husband, and they have fought for opportunities not only for their daughter, but for other exceptional individuals with special needs ever since.  As the founder of Five Fish Foundation, it is Lisa’s intent that this will become a source of financial assistance for individuals with an intellectual disability for approved therapies, services, and products that they may otherwise not receive. 

Daniel Stern

Daniel has served as the Board President for Beyond Basic Life Skills, a nonprofit serving the special needs community. Daniel is a longtime volunteer for Special Olympics and other community based special needs programs in athletics and drama. He has also been a nonprofit professional for 6 years, serving as an executive director for two separate organizations.  Daniel has a passion for improving the lives of those with special needs.

Angie Medlock

Angie Medlock is a registered Professional Civil Engineer, and a self-proclaimed type-A, serial entrepreneur.  Having owned several different businesses in various vocations, she brings a unique perspective (and sense of humor) to the Five Fish Foundation.  A native of nowhere, also known as an Air Force Brat, she attended high school in England, graduated from Clemson University in 1995, and has lived in the Lowcountry for over 22 years.  As a proud disabled Veteran, she is excited to continue her service to others in a new capacity as the Vice President of the Five Fish Foundation Board of Directors.  Angie and her husband, Rob, live in Mount Pleasant and have three children – two teenagers and one “ten-ager.”  She enjoys boating, cruising in her 1956 Oldsmobile Holiday, and really does believe that humor is the best medicine!

Mindy Allen

Mindy Allen is the Chief Product Officer of the Resource Connector, a user-friendly online portal detailing the vast array of healthcare and human services available within our communities.  Her passion is to connect those in need to specific help resources based on their own healthcare circumstances.  Mindy brings a unique perspective to the Five Fish Foundation as an early childhood educator and an advocate for her son.  After a debilitating experience trying to find help for his developmental concerns, Mindy’s son received a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum at 23 months. Through determination and perseverance, she was able to eventually find her way to a physician that specialized in environmental medicine.  She began to work intensely with this doctor, and several years later her son was in a normal range for lead levels and had no residual autistic-like symptoms.  Mindy’s life experiences have thus provided a vast scope and understanding of the need for developmental resources and the chronological order in one’s lifespan for any given need.  When she is not data mining, Mindy can be found spending time with family at the beach, cooking, or visiting with her godchildren and friends.

Sarah Stern

Sarah has been an active member of the Charleston community since graduating from the College of Charleston, and has worked in the special needs community since 2013. In her role as the Therapeutic Program Manager for the City of Charleston, Sarah develops and executes all programming for individuals with special needs in the City, with programs ranging from athletic events, to social outings, to arts and theater programs. Her time in her role has given her a unique perspective on the needs of not only the individual with special needs, but also their families. She enjoys anything outdoors, crafting and can often be found searching the jetties on Folly Beach for the perfect shell to add to her collection. Sarah and her husband, Daniel, live on James Island with their son, Beau.

Chaun Pflug

Chaun William Pflug is the managing partner of the Pflug Law Firm, LLC.  Mr. Pflug focuses his practice on complex real estate, railroad, business, wireless communications, and environmental law. Mr. Pflug serves large and small businesses, as outside counsel to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Palmetto Railways, and municipal and county governments and is routinely involved in major economic development projects.  Admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Courts for South Carolina, Mr. Pflug received his Juris Doctorate in 2003 from New York Law School, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairfield University in 1999, and graduated from Chaminade High School in 1995. While in law school, Mr. Pflug worked as legal clerk at the New York City Mayor’s Office during the Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg administrations.