Najiba Hlemi

Najiba Hlemi is an experienced nonprofit leader with a passion for public service; she brings nearly a decade of experience directing unions, associations and charity organizations. She earned a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a Bachelor’s degrees...

Taylor Lewis, J.D.

Taylor Lewis is a passionate thought leader and advocate for equity in learning, education, and youth development spaces.  She has over a decade of experience in socially just programming and advocacy for learners and their key stakeholders. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Michigan State University and...

Taniya Rogers

Taniya Rogers has lived in the DC area for 16 years, is a graduate of the Effective Black Parenting program as a participant, and now serves as a mentor to current participants and the Program Manager. Taniya has dedicated herself to providing service within her community to families and individuals needing support....

Ellie Dessart

Ellie Dessart is a dedicated and inquisitive learner with a passion for children’s rights and family advocacy. As a Junior at Vanderbilt University, she has gained an array of leadership and outreach experiences through her involvement in Women in Government and the Vanderbilt chapter of Toastmasters International. Ellie is double majoring in Child...

Rosa Martinez

Rosa Martinez is a dedicated mental health counselor with experience in providing individual counseling and resources to diverse populations from adolescents and their families. She is a psychology major with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Rosa’s experience ranges from the Central Union Mission, the Center for Alexandria’s...

Tyjah Brown

Tyjah is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. During her time at UMES, Tyjah was actively involved in an organization called W.O.R.T.H. which stands for Women of Respect, Tact, and Honor. While a part of the organization, Tyjah, and her fellow sisters...