About us

The Unexpected Project is a project for survivors by survivors. We are currently 100% volunteer led and we welcome volunteers with every skillset to help us make this project successful. If you are interested in adding your time, talents or resources - we would love to have you. 


Anne Garrett

Co-founder and National Program lead

With over twenty years experience in nonprofit start-up, fundraising, writing and public speaking Anne works with the local teams to coordinate survivor forums and build community. Contact Anne

Jennifer Binkley Carney, MPH

Co-founder, Public Policy Lead and Editor

Jenn keeps her eye on current events, medical research, public policy, and is an active member of the survivor community. She has her BA from Northwestern in English and MPH from UCLA. Contact Jenn.

Todd Heiden

Director of Marketing & Communications

Todd has over thirty years experience in marketing, public relations, and communications with Disney and now with his own boutique firm. He is a compelling public speaker. For press queries, and other marketing needs, contact Todd

Edwin Colebunders


Edwin is a professional filmmaker working in genres from documentaries, to celebrity TV shows. He is our lead writer and filmmaker for the documentary "Unexpected" currently in pre-production. Contact Edwin.

Our Team Leads

The following survivors are Team Leads for their region or community. If you are interested in getting involved with your local team, please reach out to the lead in a city nearest you. These are just a few of the locations needing a team lead. If you are interested in joining a team, but not being the lead, contact us and we will connect you.