HER IMPACT NETWORK
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, the HER IMPACT network promotes one of our primary values of Collective Action. Read on to learn more about some of these incredible women.
Angela is the Creator and Founder of Her Impact and Creator of The BRAVE Project. Her passion is to inspire and engage women and girls challenge destructive racial narratives and make an impact in the world.
Angela has spoken to inner-city youth, college students, conferences and female inmates on the importance of asking the essential pivotal question: God what did you have in mind when you created me? her future plans include continuing to expand the reach of HER IMPACT and her passion project The BRAVE Project-a prevention program dedicated to educating and bringing awareness and solutions to sexual child abuse prevention in minority and ethnic populations. Book Angela to speak to young women and girls by clicking "Get In Touch"
Dr. Kahlila Lawrence
Dr. K is a passionate and accomplished educator who has advocated for the well-being of children over the past 15 years. She obtained her doctoral degree in School Psychology in 2008 and her areas of expertise include girls empowerment, bully prevention, stress management, and school climate and culture. Dr. K has served children & families within the preschool, primary, secondary, and alternative education settings. Her experience has ranged from working as a school-based leader to collaborating with multiple educators at schools as a district administrator. Dr. K also has served as a professional development coordinator for Title 1 schools, and she enjoys teaching graduate students at the University of South Florida. Ultimately, Dr. K is dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, and emotional wellness of all children.
Megan is one of the founders of G.E.M.S. (Girls Empowered and Motivated for Success) in East Tampa. This program provides an opportunity for young girls from the inner city to learn about their purpose and worth while instilling leadership, confidence and respect for themselves and others. She has a passion for inspiring this younger generation of girls to run their hearts out for Jesus and live out their purpose and calling. Megan was born and raised in Tampa and has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Hillsborough County school district for 12 years.
Rolanda "Ro" Beacham
Rolanda Beacham, affectionately known by her students and mentees as “Ms. Ro,” is rapidly becoming one of the most influential youth mentors and thought leaders in Central Florida.
For more than a decade, Rolanda has done a plethora of things to inspire, encourage and empower young girls & women to live a life of emotional freedom. Hosting live mentoring events, guest keynote speaking for multiple communities and outreach organizations, and serving as chief collaborator for one of the fastest growing youth organizations in Ohio are a few of her accomplishments. She is currently serving as inmate mentor & volunteer Chaplin at the Hernando County Women’s correctional facility located in Brooksville, Florida.
Rolanda resides in Odessa, FL with her husband of 21 years and their 6 children.
Tiffany Mechelle is a freelance photographer who began her professional career in 2006. Being detailed and creative by nature, she loves the idea of being able to capture memorable occasions for others. Tiffany’s vision is to allow her lens to be the eyes of the world. “Many people give speeches about social issues, my camera is my visual voice, my photos bring words to life.”
Joyce Baker is the Co-Founder of "PRN HR and Leadership Development Consulting". She has over 20 years experience in Leadership Development , Human Resources and Employee engagement. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business management , Masters of Science In Human Resource Management and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership. A single mother of 3 beautiful daughters, one of her life scriptures is Psalm 139:14. She is an advocate for women; understanding the importance of helping them pursue their dreams and discover the greatness God has for their lives.
PRN HR is also the provider of Employability Training for the Hillsborough County House of Hope, a transition home for female ex-offenders. The training affords the women a second chance at becoming employable and ultimately self sufficient.
Chrissy and her husband Hal have served together in the local church for over 14 years, ministering to both youth and young adults. She is the visionary and director for Grace Family Church: Hope Rising, a ministry aimed at inspiring hope, awakening purpose, and restoring families of incarcerated women in the greater Tampa Bay area. Understanding the interconnectedness of poverty, foster care, mass incarceration, and sex trafficking, Chrissy and her husband are foster parents who are passionate about the empowerment of black youth, the breaking of generational cycles of oppression, racial reconciliation and the role of the local Church.
Patricia earned a bachelor degree in International Public Relations at the International University of Ecuador. Patricia arrived in Columbus, Ohio in 2003 with one dream: to be a part of a community that creates positive social change. Patricia moved with her family to Tampa, Florida in 2015,
As an immigrant Mrs. Lombeyda understands the daily struggles and barriers that Hispanic families and children face as they work to become integrated into the United States. Patricia has discovered that her
purpose in life is to educate Hispanic families on preventing child sexual abuse. She shares the vision of D2L "To one day, have a world that is free of child sexual abuse".
Lanita is a product of Hillsborough County School district and now an Educator in the same county for the last 19 years. She attended Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX, on a full athletic basketball scholarship and has a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters in Educational Leadership. She decided to start a middle school group for girls called Act like a lady, think like a leader because of the low-Self esteem, poor decision making, and lack of understanding of how valuable they are. "There are many girls with endless on-going trauma driving the trajectory of their life and the decisions.”
I believe consistent role models surrounding the girls and giving them messages of empowerment, will help recognize and unleash a student’s potential, which can help change the trajectory of a life.
Mandie is the visionary and founder of Brave Girls Gather, an organization that exists to empower the next generation to bravely live out the wonder of their purpose by equipping women with tools to connect and invest in the lives of teenage girls. As a Certified Professional Life Coach, she has a passion for seeing women and girls from all walks of life discover their potential and live their God-given dreams. She has a heart for biblical literacy within the church, discipleship, and reconciliation - across denominational, generational, ethnic, and socio-economic lines. She serves as the IF:Local Coach for the state of Florida for a global organization called IF:Gathering where she encourages women to gather together in Gospel-centered community to learn more about who God is and His call to disciple other women and girls, right where they are.