Black Women's Blueprint 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 across a vareity of ethnicities. 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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Dailisha Rodriguez

Board Co-Chair


Hey There Beautiful

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Kim Waldon

Board Co-Chair 

Executive Director, Mount Vernon Family YMCA

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Maria Neve

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

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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

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Rosemary Didi Jordan

Board of Directors

Founder, Rasmali Wellness

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Whitney D. Smith

Board of Directors

Educator, Democracy Prep Public Schools

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Bethy Victorin

Board of Directors

NYC Administration for Children's Services


BWB has made bold staffing moves to take its last mandate of reconciliation and healing to the next level. In 2020 Our Executive Directorship transitioned to a Co-Executive Directorship model, shared by Farah Tanis and Sevonna Brown each bringing their unique skills in the fields of reproductive health, integrative medicine for survivors, restorative justice, and peace building to their leadership roles.
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Farah Tanis

Co-Exectutive Director

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Cecile Lipworth

Director of Strategic Development

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Sevonna Brown

Co-Executive Director

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Eve Admasu

Executive Assistant

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Anne Duckett

Finance Manager

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Naimah Johnson

Clinical Director

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Alicia Luhrssen-Zombek

Funding Development

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Jasmine Hines

Manager of Outreach and Institutional Development

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Dara Boyd

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Tyffani Dent


Senior Director of Learning & Program Strengthening


Faculty & Consultants

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Iakowi.he'ne' Oakes 

 Intercommunal Peace Building & Reconciliation Consultant

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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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Johndalyn Armstrong, MA

Trainer / Facilitator

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Tonya Lovelace

President & CEO

Lovelace Consulting Services, Inc.


Nan Stolzenburg

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Debra Inwald

Founder, Principal Consultant, Community Planning and Environmental Associates

Founder & CEO

Works-In-Progress Associates