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Black Women's Blueprint is survivor-founded and operates as a reduced hierarchical member organization. Our organization strives to operate with equally distributed power regardless of titles, and ensures decision-making power by our member base, which includes male-identified individuals, youth, women and gender-fluid persons.


The organization’s eight board of directors and nearly 180 volunteers on the advisory board are reflective of the culturally specific community that this project wishes to serve.


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Dailishi Rodriguez

Board Co-Chair

Educator, Momentum Education

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Kim Waldon

Board Co-Chair 

Executive Director, Mount Vernon Family YMCA

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Cathline Burgos

Board Secretary

Educator, New Jersey Department of Education

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Geraldine Dease

Board of Directors

Investigator, NYC Human Resources Administration

Whitney D. Smith

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Bethy Victorin

Board of Directors

NYC Administration for Children's Services

Maria Neve

Board Treasurer

Senior VP, Head of Human Resources, Americas, SONY Music Entertainment

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Board of Directors

Educator, Democracy Prep Public Schools

Board of Directors

Founder, Rasmali Wellness

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Rosemary Didi Jordan


BWB has made bold staffing moves to take its last mandate of reconciliation and healing to the next level. Our Executive Directorship transitioned to a Co-Executive Directorship model, shared by Farah Tanis and Sevonna Brown. Ms. Brown assumes Co-Executive Directorship of the initiatives under the umbrella of BWB, focusing on reproductive health and integrative medicine for survivors, while Ms. Tanis assumes Co-Executive Directorship of BWB with a primary focus on its new flagship initiative, Restore Forward.

Cecile Lipworth

Director of Strategic Development

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Eve Admasu

Executive Assistant

Naimah Johnson

Clinical Director

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Farah Tanis

Co-Exectutive Director

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Sevonna Brown

Co-Executive Director

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Ann Duckett

Finance Manager

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Faculty & Consultants

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Iakowi.he'ne' Oakes 

 Intercommunal Peace Building & Reconciliation Consultant

Jennifer Billig

Principal Consultant and Lead Faculty, administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Terrence Harewood

Faculty, Professor of Multicultural Education

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Tonya Lovelace


President & CEO

Lovelace Consulting Services, Inc.

Founder & CEO

Works-In-Progress Associates

Debra Inwald

Founder, Principal Consultant, Community Planning and Environmental Associates

Nan Stolzenburg

Trainer / Facilitator

Johndalyn Armstrong, MA

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