Meet the Liv On Team

Our Board Members

Janice Ray

I am honored to be the President of the LIV ON Foundation. Where we can continue to keep Liv’s name alive and raise awareness for Domestic Violence. 

I was born in London England and raised in a small village deep in the countryside. At the age of 21, I married into the military, which brought me to the United States. I am also a mother of four, one son and three daughters. 

In 1996 I was hired at a local Doctors office and continued to work there for 16 years. 

This is where my relationship with Julie Robertson, the mother of LIV Harrison, began. 

LIV was such an adorable and precious baby. Born on October 23rd, 1999 and I had the pleasure of being the first person to meet LIV, both Julie and my relationship have blended from friendship to family.

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and I am currently in remission. (I should mention Julie Robertson was my caregiver during those first few years). I consider Julie instrumental to my own recovery. Being a breast cancer survivor, this led me to many local community opportunities to serve in our local Yuba/Sutter area , over the next following six years.

In the Name of Liv Harrison.

 The LIV ON Foundation

has promised and dedicated its  mission to:


*Safe Housing 


*Info & Education

*Financial  Support


Makaila Cassell

Vice President
Thinking back to early 2020, I was just a few months into a new career. I was vastly overwhelmed and trying to learn as much as I could. That’s where Anna came into my life, Anna introduced me to the Liv On Foundation, believe it or not during a walk at the job we then shared. We bounced so many ideas off one another again and again and I was hooked. I wanted to be a part of this organization and I wanted to help make a difference. Liv’s story is unfortunately like so many others and the Liv On Foundation strives to try to change that narrative. We as a foundation want to provide as much help and as many resources as possible to victims, survivors and to their families. Domestic Violence is a real problem in today’s world and is often a silent killer, I am beyond proud to stand with Liv On while we help victims find their voices.

Anna Rogers

Founder & Co-Director

Anna Rogers comes to us with 23+ years in the teaching/training industry. 

As a mom of two and wife to Kelly, Anna keeps busy – yet The Liv On Foundation has become her recent passion. 

“In High School, I was sever, unmedicated ADHD, and was only thirteen years old my freshman year. To say the least, I was not “cool” but Julie was nice to me. This amazing, mature young woman took me under her wing and looked past my irritating faults. We reconnected and became close friends in 2009 while both going through divorce and life changes. Her daughters immediately grabbed my heart. Zoe was the free-thinking spirit I thought I would connect with but Liv was the one pulling at my shirt – asking for love and attention. Her little, angelic face won me over and my weird, funny mentality created her nickname for me – Awesome Anna – she adored me for who I was!!! A breath of fresh air! Three years ago Liv was murdered after falling for the wrong guy. What started as a fundraiser evolved into a nonprofit to help other domestic violence victims and their families. Liv On…. It really is for the living. How do we keep going? How do we heal? 

The immediate goals I wanted to address were 

  1. Education 
  2. Healing

We are finally making these goals a reality. Weekly support meetings and getting into the local high schools : happening!!!! I couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved. Our board members are made up of Liv’s friends and people who have never met her yet want to make a difference!!!”

Julie Robertson

Bio coming soon.

Dawnie Patterson

Board Member
When I was 19, I moved in with my fiancé. Ironically, I moved to get away from my parents’ domestic issues and found my own. It started out small, but I remember hiding bruises with makeup and long sleeves. He got smart and started hitting me where it didn’t show, my health deteriorated quickly.  After he shoved my head into a toilet I knew if I didn’t move out and get away from him, my next stop would be the hospital or worse. I was lucky. I was blessed to LIV-ON. And in living on, I met Anna. Seven years ago when I had nowhere to live, she took me in. Her love and compassion for her friends is immense. And when she saw her friend Julie’s pain, she knew she had to do something. She chose to take a tragedy and create an organization to help other people affected by domestic violence, she took the pain from losing Liv and created the LIVON Foundation. I am facing my PTSD with the help of Liv On and am so blessed to help others do the same. I encourage everyone to volunteer- it’s the best medicine!!!

Melissa Barajas

Board Member
Bio coming soon.

Whitney Still

Board Member
I have known Julie (Liv’s mom) for as long as I can remember. She was the nurse at my doctor’s office growing up, and then later on when I met my (now) husband, we discovered that we were basically related, as her husband was related to my husband’s family. Julie is one of the sweetest people I have ever met on this earth. She is incredibly kind and understanding…and is also really awesome at making people laugh and feel comfortable. 

The moment I heard what had happened to Liv, my heart broke. I couldn’t imagine the pain that Julie was suffering with, and wanted to do anything and everything I could to help. I have also been in relationships that were abusive. I am one of the lucky ones that was able to leave a toxic relationship before a horrible situation unfolded…but…the thought that it was even a possibility is scary. Then… my mind goes immediately to my own daughter…and the scary turns to horrific. 

It is my hope that by being involved in this organization, I might be able to help even one person escape a fate like Liv and her family have had to endure.

Marcie Chamberlain

Board Member
Bio coming soon

Jennifer Reynolds

Board Member

Hi my name is Jennifer Reynolds I am 38 years old and a mom of 3 kids. I love volunteering with The Liv On Foundation because I am a survivor of domestic violence.