Have a Heart Foundation

Board of Directors

Foundation Staff


Kelli Birely

Executive Director


Board of Directors


Matt Birely

Owner, ES2 LLC

Matt Birely, a self described Christian founded the Have a Heart Foundation (HAH) along with friend and business partner David Hess. Matt and David own ES2, LLC a Raleigh based Staffing and Management Firm who funded the launch of HAH. Matt is entering his 13th year in the Sports /Leisure / Staffing /Management industry and has committed to making HAH a successful foundation that will assist causes and individuals in need. Matt has 3 daughters and a wife, Kelli who will be the Executive Director of the Foundation. Additionally, Matt is a Instrument Rated Private Pilot and will also assist the foundation with aviation needs.


David Hess

Owner, ES2 LLC

David Hess, a self described Christian and CO-Owner of ES2, LLC has committed the company to launching HAH to ensure that ES2 is contributing to a cause that will assist in the mission of helping others, both in the communities where ES2 operates but also all over the world as HAH grows and builds relationships. David graduated from Indiana University Of Pennsylvania and is entering his 6h year in the industry. He has a 4 year old Daughter and a passion for assisting others.


Todd Kavanaugh

Director of Marketing, Baker Roofing Company

Todd Kavanaugh, born in Greenwich CT, graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Rinker School of Business with a degree in Business Management. He has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas, and presently is the Director of Marketing for Baker Roofing Company, a 100 year old specialty contractor with 12 locations throughout the southeast. Todd has traveled overseas with various non-profit organizations ranging from Africa, to Haiti. He has a passion for underserved and impoverished communities. Todd is married to Carolina Kavanaugh, and has three children.