Isla Medical Foundation Staff

Mel Oliver

Founding Director

Melissa Oliver, CCP, EMT is the Founding Director of Isla Medical Foundation and a Cardiovascular Perfusionist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is also the founder of Reel Medical Consulting, where she is the lead medical technical advisor for television and movies.

Ashley Humston

Executive Director

Ashley S. Humston is the Executive Director of Isla Medical Foundation–managing daily operations, accounting, and administrative duties. She is also a Practitioner of Eastern Medicine and a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California.

Mike Cowan

Marketing Director

Mike Cowan is the Marketing Director for Isla Medical Foundation–managing online engagement, fundraising, and partnership opportunities. He is also the Chief Digital Officer at Nitro Circus, a global action sports media and touring brand. Mike oversees the creation and management of Nitro Circus’ digital products, platforms, partnerships, content distribution, and the growth of Nitro’s global social footprint.

Cody Humston

Technical Director

William “Cody” Humston is the Technical Director for Isla Medical Foundation–managing web development, branding, and social media presence. Cody is also the Director of Marketing and Technology for the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a non-profit organization and school for consciousnesses studies in Berkeley, California, and a volunteer for the Detroit, Michigan-based non-profit, Passenger Recovery.