MERITT ELLIOTT and her partner (and fellow board member) Emily Current, are founders and CEO’s of the fashion and lifestyle brands THE GREAT. and Emily + Meritt. Meritt joined the board in 2009 following the passing of her husband, musician Kevin Carlberg, to brain cancer at the age of 32. His story can be seen in the award-winning PHASE ONE video, EveryONE Can Make a Difference that Meritt wrote and which features their daughter Lyric. In 2015, Meritt brought her style and design sense to our record-breaking 15th Annual Gala that she co-chaired with PHASE ONE founder Stacy Valner.