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The Girl Be Heard Team

Girl Be Heard Staff

Executive Team

  • Robin Jenkins Headshot
    Robin Jenkins Interim Executive Director
  • Nella Mupier Headshot
    Nella Mupier Director of Programs


  • Mariann Allison
    Mariann Allison Operations Coordinator
  • Neimah Brooks
    Niemah Brooks Feminist in Residence
  • Laia Comas Afterschool Partnerships Co-Program Manager
  • Ashlee Danielle
    Ashlee Danielle Community Partnerships Manager
  • Jenifer Diaz
    Jenifer Diaz Executive Assistant
  • Bousso Diop
    Bousso Diop Programs Associate
  • Laura Ennis
    Laura Ennis Artistic Program Manager
  • Angela Fatou Gittens
    Dr. Angela Fatous Gittens Artistic Director
  • Alice Gorelick
    Alice Gorelick Grants Writer
  • Aliya Nelson
    Aliya Nelson Program Expansion Manager
  • Nell Johnson
    Nell Johnson Artistic Associate
  • Charlyn Jordan
    Charlyn Jordon Operations Manager
  • Jacquelynn Kerubo
    Jacquelynn (Jakki) Kerubo
  • Meagan Woods Afterschool Partnerships Co-Program Manager

Trinidad and Tobago Office

  • Akai Webster
    Akai Webster GBHTT Program Manager
  • Veronique Francois
    Veronique Francois Teaching Artist
  • Arielle John
    Arielle John Teaching Artist

Teaching Artists

  • Mikel B
    Mikel B Teaching Artist
  • Katherine Bahena-Benitez
    Katherine Bahena-Benitez Teaching Artist
  • Natie Barret-Mas
    Natie Barret-Mas Teaching Artist
  • Essence Brown
    Essence Brown Teaching Artist
  • Zahra Budwani
    Zahra Budwani Teaching Artist
  • Candaceia Charles
    Candaceia Charles Teaching Artist
  • Megan Christiansen
    Megan Christiansen Teaching Artist
  • Alison Cottingham Teaching Assistant
  • Natalia Durango
    Natalia Munoz Durango Teaching Artist
  • Marsha Gildin
    Marsha Gildin Teaching Artist
  • Jamie Lowenstein
    Jamie Lowenstein Teaching Artist
  • Luopu Malakpa
    Luopu Malakpa Teaching Artist
  • Jessica Mount
    Jessica Mount Teaching Artist
  • Kara Laurene Pernicano
    Kara Laurene Pernicano Teaching Artist
  • Briani Questelles
    Briani Questelles Teaching Artist
  • Amalia Oliva Rojas
    Amalia Oliva Rojas Teaching Artist
  • Veraalba Santa
    Veraalba Santa Teaching Artist
  • Amare Symoné
    Amare Symoné Teaching Artist
  • Monica Torres
    Monica Torres Teaching Artist
  • Kerry Warren
    Kerry Warren Teaching Artist
  • Jahnavi Zondervan
    Jahnavi Zondervan Teaching Artist

Board of Directors

Board Members are selected because of their deep commitment to our mission and social justice values, and because they exemplify these values in their professional and public lives. Members of the Board of Directors work in partnership with staff to expand Girl Be Heard’s reach, skills, perspectives, financial capability, and over-all resources, and maintain a Board that is diverse in age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and national origin. Learn more about each of our Board Members below.

  • Charlotte Fraiberg
    Charlotte Fraiberg Board Chair
  • Nigel Matu
    Nigel Matu Board Treasurer
  • Sarah Awan
    Sarah Awan
  • Jessica Pfeiffenberger Bohn
    Jessica Pfeiffenberger Bohn Chief of Staff to President & CEO, AllianceBernstein
  • Aruna Cadambi
    Aruna Cadambi Business Planning & Operations Lead, Social Impact, Meta
  • Karen Fairbanks
    Karen Fairbanks Founding partner of Marble Fairbanks Architects
  • Anna Figueroa
    Anna Figueroa Photo & Video Producer, M.M. LaFleur
  • Mimi Girma
    Mimi Girma
  • Florence Hutner
    Florence Hutner General Counsel, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
  • Ana Patel
    Ana Patel Senior Consultant, Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding
  • Jamilah Rosemond
    Jamilah Rosemond
  • Lauren Rieder
    Lauren Rieder Managing Director, Operational Risk, Morgan Stanley
  • Sharon Washington
    Sharon Washington Actress

Active Performers

  • Becky Alex Active Performer
  • Ava Bales Active Performer
  • Amélie Bertoni Active Performer
  • Katie Dietrich Active Performer
  • Sawyer Evans Active Performer
  • Fiona Grand Active Performer
  • Kai Diata Giovanni Active Performer
  • Chynna Holder Active Performer
  • Haley Lopes Active Performer
  • Nicole Mercedes Active Performer
  • Angel Sharma Active Performer
  • Bree Webster Active Performer

Associate Board Members

The Associate Board amplifies Girl Be Heard’s message and mission. In addition to fundraising and profile-raising, the Associate Board works to build a community of supporters closer in age and outlook to our participants.

  • Shayla Burnham Private Equity Associate, Advent International
  • Becky Davino Rates Sales Analyst, Credit Suisse
  • Allie Maier Treasury Director, Investment Banking
  • Elizabeth Masucci Actress, Producer, Writer, & Director

Fairy Godmothers

Special Advisors



  • P.S. 79 Horan School
  • Humanities Preparatory Academy
  • Susan McKinney Middle School/High School
  • M.S. 88
  • Andries Hudde Junior High School
  • I.S. 381
  • Brooklyn Prep High School
  • Girls Prep

Community-Based Organizations

  • Phipps Neighborhood Sonia Sotomayor Cornerstone
  • NIA Community Services Network
  • P.S. 179 Beacon
  • Sixth Street Community Center
  • Wyckoff Community Center
  • El Puente
  • New Settlement Community Center
  • Cornerstone Woodside Houses
  • Children’s Arts and Science Workshops @ Dyckman Community Center


  • Consolidated Edison
  • Two Trees Management


  • 1834 Project
  • Annabelle Foundation
  • Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • Axe-Houghton Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • The Black Seed Fund
  • Chicago Community Foundation
  • Common Sense Fund
  • Emily and Joseph S Kornfeld Foundation
  • Entrepreneur Foundation
  • Find Your Light Foundation
  • Grantmakers for Girls of Color
  • Hyde & Watson Foundation
  • Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand
  • Keith Haring Foundation
  • New York Community Trust
  • Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
  • Pinkerton Foundation
  • The Starry Night Fund
  • South Wind Foundation
  • Tides Foundation
  • Youth Inc


  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • US Embassy to Trinidad and Tobago

District Council Members

  • Lincoln Restler - Council District 33
  • Erik Bottcher - Council District 3
  • Farah Louis - Council District 45
  • Alexa Aviles - Council District 38
  • Vanessa Gibson - Council District 16
  • Crystal Hudson - Council District 35
  • Kristin Richardson Jordan - Council District 75
  • Althea Stevens - Council District 13
  • Shahana Hanif - Council District 39


  • Brian Kavanagh - District 26

Resident Activists

  • Maddy Arnstein
  • Monique Coleman
  • Monroe Freeman
  • Katy de la Garza
  • Kambale Musavuli
  • Temmie Nora Thames
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Gina Reiss Wilchins

Resident Artists

  • Toni Blackman
  • Ileany Fields
  • Yana Landowne
  • Rachel Lerner-Ley
  • Yael Lubetzsky
  • Winter Miller
  • Mia Morgan
  • Gil Sperling

Job OpeningsJoin Our Team

We always seek co-stewards interested in applying the arts and activism to transform the lives of girls, young women, and gender-expansive youth.

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