Five Fish Foundation


Our Leadership

As with any organization, leaders are the visionaries that help drive the fulfillment of our mission and vision. We are grateful for our board and their dedication and commitment to our nonprofit, the individuals we serve and their families. We encourage you to learn more about the leadership behind Five Fish Foundation.

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. 

Danielle Lee

Danielle has worked as a Licensed Residential Care Facility Administrator for over 10 years. She is a former US Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer. Danielle is the CEO of DH Enterprise, Owner of Integrity Hair Studio, and Founder of the Lion Leaders Foundation. It’s initiative is to build leaders using creative and unique learning opportunities to reach their full potential with integrity. Danielle and her husband, Kenyeatta, lives in Summerville with their two girls and one son, Kennedy Rose, Raegan Mackenzie, and Gabriel Zachary.

Dr. Troy M. Barron

Troy is the owner of Method Health Center and has over 20 years of experience in the medical industry. Troy is the current President of the Wando High School PTSO, where he serves and presides over the executive board and membership of South Carolina’s largest public High School. A member of Health Network Solutions Professional Affairs Advisory Board (PAAB); he provides guidance regarding HNS’ programs and initiatives and helps open communication and collaboration between HNS and their network of healthcare professionals. A former Division I athlete, Troy is passionate about youth athletics and has volunteered his time coaching multiple sports. Troy lives with his wife Kelly and three boys in Mt Pleasant, SC.

Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips is an Insurance Agent of NM and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (long-term care insurance), a subsidiary of NM. Registered Representative of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (securities), a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, and member FINRA and SIPC. Representative of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, Milwaukee, WI (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), a subsidiary of NM and federal savings bank. There may be instances when this agent represents companies in addition to NM or its subsidiaries. 

Emily Cruse

Emily is a Program manager for Be A Mentor, a local non-profit organization that matches youth with positive adult role models. She has been part of the Special Olympics for over ten years where she organizes a local Bowling Tournament for up to 70 athletes located in Lewisburg, WV near her hometown. She has been a paraprofessional working with Children that have special needs, a teacher, School Counselor, and a job coach for special needs. Emily believes in a village mentality where we can all come together to help carry the load of our families; thus, she is happy to be extending her reach to more families