Fight For Zero Team
Meet the Founder and Executive Director
Stel Bailey is the Chief Executive Director of Fight For Zero, Co' Facilitator of the National PFAS Contamination Coalition, certified in wildlife monitoring, and is a content administrator behind several online publications.
Bailey's life took a dramatic turn in 2013 when her father, brother, the family dog, uncle, and herself were diagnosed with cancer. Her family's case was so unique that a genetic counselor invited them to do genetic testing, which showed no mutation genes, indicating they did not have an increased risk of developing the disease. Determined to find answers, she began to crowdsource other cancer cases in her hometown on Florida's space coast. As she spoke out about her family's case, she connected with many others affected by diseases in unusual ways.
Through extensive research, Bailey learned that there were environmental issues in Brevard County, where she grew up. There was careless dumping of hazardous chemicals into the county's waterways and multiple cancer cluster investigations dating back to the 1970s. She learned that the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and Patrick Air Force Base polluted the area, and in 1978 Brevard's drinking water was rated the worst in the United States.
As a cancer survivor and military dependant, Bailey is passionate about helping families and veterans prevent disease by sharing her insights about harmful toxins and their health effects. Her broad knowledge in coordinating community engagement projects has resulted in various opportunities, such as contributing to local publications and speaking at events sharing environmental health education. She has led additional efforts that focus on harmful contaminants, such as assisting in getting a state health assessment, collecting water samples for countywide projects, and partnerships that will help better understand the burdens of contamination and related chronic diseases.
Since 2014, she has worked on protecting military families and communities from these unnecessary exposures. Bailey is known for outstanding leadership, environmental health advocacy, organizational skills, and her powerful testimony of overcoming illness and losing her family members.
As a mom of two, she strives to transform her children's future by providing communities with knowledge and resources to take on these challenges.
Fight For Zero Team
Collaboration & Contributions
Stel Bailey, President & Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Dubitsky, Executive Vice President
Josh Bailey, Brevard County Leader
Cheryl Joza, West Coast Regional Director
Emerald Cromwell, Pinellas County Director
Abbey Rodmaker, Northwest Regional Director
Dan Spurlock, Director of Marketing & Graphic Design
Sam Bailey, Secretary to Chief Executive Officer
Hannah Foltezer, Secretary to Executive Vice President
Rhonda Hinds, Certified Accountant
Amanda Cooper, PhD Chief Program Officer
Art Lab, Printing Company
Bob Bowcock, Clean Water Expert
Bruce Turner, Graphic Designer
David Woodhouse, Professional Geologist
Dawn Harrell, Zero Waste Brevard & Dawn Harrell Art
Erin Brockovich, Environmental Activist & Consultant
Dr. Julie Greenwalt, Radiation Oncologist
Lawyer Nicholas Vidoni, Vidoni Law LLC
Test America, Environmental Testing Laboratory
Tiffany Johnson, Environmental Entrepreneur & Multipure Affiliate
SIGN ME UP
Join your community! Keep up-to-date with the latest news and monthly events. Don't miss out!
How will you help?
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to Fight For Zero.
Become a Leader!
We encourage applicants to have a basic understanding of Fight For Zero's mission, projects, and services.
To find out more about the F4Z Leader program and/or to connect with a F4Z Leader near you, please contact the team at
F4Z Leaders must be able to speak, read and write in English.
F4Z Leaders must have regular and consistent access to a computer and the internet.
Assist F4Z staff and complete action plans.
Assist in community outreach with professionalism and compassion.
Complete a mid-year and end-of-year satisfaction engagement survey concerning the F4Z Leader program. Links to the surveys are provided to members of the Leader program when appropriate.
Attend leadership meetings to report your activities as a F4Z Leader.
Participate in F4Z conference calls or simply listen to the recording (links to the recordings provided to all Leaders when available).
Provide education and awareness, participate in appropriate advocacy, and fundraise at least $1000 for F4Z through any F4Z event or a community fundraising event of their own creation.
Represent F4Z in their local communities, promote appropriate mission activities, and provide general cancer awareness.
Please use the contact form of this site to get your application or come to the next leadership meeting.
We encourage you to visit our careers and internships page for current opportunities - and to learn more about our work - if you'd like to join our team.
It Started with a Story
Our founder, Stel Bailey, didn't set out to start a non-profit organization. Her life dramatically changed in a short amount of time. It started with one cancer diagnosis until it became her father, brother, family dog, close friends, and herself diagnosed within fourteen months of one another. A family with no genetic predisposition learned to become caregivers and patients at the same time. Determined to find answers she began to connect the dots through crowdsourcing and found many more families effected by disease in unusual ways. This bond is what ignited a future for change.