Creative Healing in Action

REQ.1 is a non-profit organization that provides victim-survivors of gender-based violence with safe and supportive outlets for physical activity, self-expression, and community connections. It is built on a socially responsible framework dedicated to healing, recuperation, and transition. REQ.1 empowers its participants to transcend trauma and heal through movement and art.

REQ.1 Affiliate Organizations

Dawn's Place, Philadelphia PA
REQ.1 Affiliate since December 2010

Founded in 2007, Dawn's Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to improve the lives of women affected by commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) as a result of international and domestic trafficking. It provides a variety of social services, job trainings, and educational opportunities to enable victims to become self-sufficient in mainstream society. Dawn's Place works to increase community awareness about CSE through educational outreach, prevention efforts, and community collaborations.

Covenant House Rights of Passage, Philadelphia PA
REQ.1 Affiliate since June 2011

Rights of Passage (ROP) is a transitional housing program for graduates of the Covenant House crisis center who are between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one. ROP helps young adults develop the skills they need to become and remain self-sufficient. ROP addresses issues that include, but are not limited to: money management; food preparation; and employment. ROP emphasizes the importance of responsibility, community service, self-awareness, and personal growth.

Foyer of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
REQ.1 Affiliate since January 2012

Foyer of Philadelphia facilitates LGBTQ young adults' transition from foster care and/or homelessness to self-sufficiency and independence. It provides LGBTQ young adults with educational opportunities, employment resources, and housing stability. The comprehensive services available through Foyer benefit participants by enriching their skills and developing their self-awareness as they mature into adulthood.

Executive Team & Board of Directors

Christina M. Stoltz, Founder & President
A university educator, victim advocate, and trauma survivor, Christina created REQ.1 and Ploome to promote mindfulness and balanced living through physical activity, self- expression, and community connections. Every day, she shares her passion for healing through movement and art and for building creative communities dedicated to personal transformation and social change. Christina is a Pilates mat and apparatus, Piloxing, and Hoopnotica instructor and a Beyond Barre master trainer who utilizes her health and wellness education to support the gender-based violence outreach community.

JJ Johnson, Co-Founder & Vice President
As an environmental engineer and green designer, he develops and implements socially responsible business models for start-up and corporate organizations. JJ is a Pilates mat and apparatus instructor, rock climbing guide, and fire spinner. He promotes creative self-expression through performance art and enjoys helping people challenge their limits through precise and fluid movement.

Dr. Jennifer Fluri, Dartmouth College NH
Jennifer Fluri is an Associate Professor of Geography and Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College. Her research areas include gender politics, social justice, and economic development. Her research is regionally focused on South Asia with an emphasis on Afghanistan. Jennifer's published works include topics such as: feminist nationalism; gender and geopolitics; and human-civilian security.

Gregg Fairbrothers, Dartmouth College NH
Gregg Fairbrothers is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business, the Founding Director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, and the Founding Chair of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center. He spent 23 years in the oil and gas industry and 20 years in management and leadership at Samson Resources and Samson International, Ltd. His passion is starting companies and helping people develop their entrepreneurial talents.

Dr. Annabel Martin, Dartmouth College NH
Annabel Martin is an Associate Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College and Chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Working within the field of cultural studies and with a particular interest in nationalism, Annabel's research and publications pay special attention to the narratives of cultural and gender identity in contemporary Spanish culture.

Dr. John Kopper, Dartmouth College NH
John Kopper is an Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and Chair of the Russian Department. His research and published works focus on narrative theory, the use of metaphoric language, and the influences of scientific advances on European literature. John is committed to teaching good writing at all levels and works with students to strengthen and develop their literary styles.


Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly January 2013
Un-Scrooge Yourself: Why It's Good for You to Give Back

Nordstrom: The Thread September 2012
Three Minutes with: Christina, a Zella 'Zellot'

Wharton Small Business Development Center August 2012
Success Story: Ploome and REQ.1

Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly July 2012
Where will Miley Cyrus Work Out in Philly?

Forbes May 2012
Who is the Entrepreneur: Christina Stoltz (on for-profit vs nonprofit)

MSN Fitbie April 2012
10 Ways to Give Back While Getting Fit

Tuck School of Business Greener Ventures Conference April 2012
What's Next? 150 Years of Innovation from Dartmouth >> Watch the Keynote Address

Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly January 2012
Sweat: Ploome's Dance Dance Revolution Tournament

Philadelphia Magazine December 2011
Give a Little: Three Ways to Make a Healthy Impact in Philly

Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly December 2011
Give Back: Support Local Health Charities

The Legal Intelligencer October 2011
Selling Out or Buying In? Art's Alterna-Biz Wave