Our Board of Directors

Board President Maureen Jules-Perez

Board President

Maureen Jules-Perez

Vice President of Technology,
Capital One
Richmond, VA
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My Reason to Build
"To own is to be part of the future!"

Board Vice President Jennifer Williamson

Vice President

Jennifer Williamson

Broadcaster/Educator,
Virginia State University
Chester, VA

 

My Reason to Build
"Because we don’t want Girls For A Change to merely survive, but thrive, and owning this space will allow the organization, and in turn, Black Girls, to thrive in every way, now and for generations to come."

Board Treasurer Charles Taylor

Treasurer
Building & Property Committee Chair

Charles P. Taylor

Independent Insurance Agent,
Taylor Asset Protection
Richmond, VA
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My Reason to Build
"Because you draw breath."

Board Secretary Chris Fullman

Secretary

Chris Fullman

Associate Director, Platforms & Products
Elevation
Richmond, VA
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My Reason to Build
"
As a Board Member, advocate, and volunteer, I've witnessed Angela Patton and Girls For A Change's tremendous and inspiring impact in the community. Now, I'm asking for your support...help us expand our mission by funding One Million Reasons to Build a brighter, better future for our next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, and leaders."

Board Member Mariah Williams

Mission & Vision Committee Chair

Mariah Williams

Strategic Housing Officer
Virginia Housing

Richmond, VA
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My Reason to Build
"This is about owning something. Ownership is how we reclaim and recreate spaces for Black girls to dream, learn, grow, and simply be."

Interested in Joining Our Board?

 Board recruitment will open in June and selected members will start their full term in the fall.

Board Committees

Governance Committee
This committee is formed on an as needed basis to focus on special projects or perform special functions to include the creation or updating of governance documents, director recruitment, and board development. 

Executive Committee
This committee consists of the Board President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, as well as the organization’s CEO. This committee is only open to current board members or when applying for the board. This committee would act on behalf of the full board in order to facilitate decision-making, manage urgent matters or respond to crisis situations in between board meetings. This committee would also prioritize issues for the full board to address. This committee would meet once every other month, scheduling other meetings as needs dictate.

Mission and Vision Committee
This committee is responsible for the internal and operational matters of GFAC and includes, but is not limited to, the areas of human resources, finance, administration, facilities, research, and programming.

Potential members of this committee could be composed of relevant backgrounds such as: legal expertise (contracts/licensing), commercial real estate, programming/services, facility management, budget and financing, human resources, public policy/advocacy, nonprofit management, etc.

Outreach & Development Committee
This committee is responsible for the direction and oversight of GFAC’s fundraising and resource development needs, public relations, outreach to members, publicity, and marketing as determined by the Board and staff. This committee promotes the development of partnerships with business leaders, organizations, and others to accomplish the mission of GFAC through collaborative efforts where possible, and provides active leadership in the planning and operation of the following: fundraising & events, public relations, publications,
and marketing and communications as it pertains to our various stakeholders (funders, teen girls, parents, community at large).

Potential members of this committee could be composed of relevant backgrounds such as: marketing and advertising, fundraisers, community organizers, journalists/media, professional development coaches, education, and volunteer recruitment.

Building & Property Committee
The responsibilities are for individuals that need a temporary role to include caring for the facilities used for programs, mission activities and activities. On November 6 2021, Girls For A Change Board  created a Building Committee. Membership of the committee is subject to the approval of the Board. The duties are subject to revision, revocation, or addition at any time at the sole discretion of the Board.

The Building & Property Committee is responsible for the detailed planning and execution of the property on 100 Buford Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 raising funds to purchase the building and/or a renovation of the existing building GFAC currently leases in August/September, 2022. The Building Committee duties consist mainly in fundraising, making proposals, which must be approved by the Board and in seeing that approved proposals are carried out.

Potential members of this committee should have expertise in policies, planning, development stewardship and financial sustainability for lands, facilities, infrastructure and related property matters, construction and renovation projects including related supplies, equipment, technology and services; acquisition and disposition of immovable property and leases, permits, regulatory requirements and servitudes.

Interested in Serving on a Committee?

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At Girls For A Change, we are preparing Black girls for the world, and the world for Black girls.

– Angela Patton, Chief Executive Officer