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Meet Our Board
Genesis A. Emery
Genesis is a recognized serial entrepreneur, speaker, and global philanthropist. She also uplifts aspiring female entrepreneurs with digital content from her online show platform, "Mamas Making Money Tv, " while accelerating women-owned enterprises through her proven business insight and integrated digital marketing talents. The owner and founder of several other thriving businesses and nonprofits, per passion for helping women, and the youth is remarkable.
Founder & CEO
Board Position: Vice President
Dominique is a women’s empowerment activist who strives to impact women and girls worldwide and has also appeared as a guest speaker on multiple podcasts. Dominique started as a guide and mentor for young girls but later got certified as a life coach upon receiving multiple inquires to coach adult women, and moms. Dominique is passionate about encouraging and empowering women from all age groups. She also serves as a “parenting coach” and helps nurture and foster relationships between moms and daughters. Coach Dominique established her non-profit organization, Pretty Me Inc., in 2016. With the thought of providing guidance and mentorship, Pretty Me Inc. aspires young girls in self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence in this digital era.
Monique is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is also a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Howard University. Quickly after that, she obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College. Monique currently works as a Child and Adolescent Therapist, providing mental health counseling. She is passionate about breaking barriers for young black girls and destigmatizing mental health in the Black community.
Cynthia earned her bachelors degree in political science, and served as a secretary/office manager for 6 years with a multi-site church. Prior to moving to Illinois Cynthia resided in Florida where she served on a church board as secretary for 4 years. Cynthia has a passion for being an asset to people, and giving back to her community. She aspires to help mold the future generations to know they are capable of reaching their goals and truly making a difference
Finance Committee Chair
Patrick is an expert trainer for corporate and non-profits, where he helps people in their learning and development. He was a Tech Support Advisor and Senior Trainer in different capacities; however, he found himself more ambitious to be a trainer. Hence he went back to school recently and is pursuing a
Master's in Adult Education and Training. He believes that he learned many new skills with his experience in teaching and training and felt the need to specialize in what he is ambitious about. Albeit, he is a firm believer of learning should never
stop. Since he acquired experience working for all sectors, whether it is private, public, or non-profit, with his vast experience, he aims to start his Consulting Business.
Here he will finally exhaust his entrepreneurial skills, leadership qualities and drive to help people steer in the right direction. Along with his exceptional skills in finance management and compulsion to put everything right, he has received an award for Outstanding Performance at his work. With his day job, continued studies, and contribution to non-profit organizations, he makes time for his family and children. For the sake of balance, he makes time to pursue hobbies, play video games
with his boys, watch movies, and cook with his wife.
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