Brad McElya is co-founder of Invisible Girl Project. While living in India, Brad and his wife, Jill were exposed to the practice of female infanticide and saw its horrendous results. Moved to action, Brad extensively studied the issue and began relationships with Indians who were already doing incredible work to combat the problem. At that time, Brad and Jill determined to come alongside Indian individuals and entities to help them in their efforts to fight gendercide. IGP was birthed in 2009, obtaining its not-for-profit status with the IRS in 2011.
Brad is a pharmacist by profession, having received his Pharm.D. from Butler University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and his B.S. from the University of Evansville. He has practiced pharmacy for ten years, including serving in a number of medical camps in South Asia. He has also received additional not-for-profit business training through the “Greater Good Program” of the All-State Foundation, in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business (graduate of the Class of 2016).
Brad and Jill have two daughters and live in North Carolina.