OUR LEADERSHIP

 

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Eleshia V. Cash

Founder & CEO

Eleshia V. Cash is the founder and CEO of Ydennek for Girls and the Executive Pastor For Global Leadership Christian Center of Decatur Georgia.  As Executive Pastor of Global Leadership Christian Center, Eleshia brought together public and private sectors to encourage mentorship and civic engagement across metro Atlanta. In 2010, Eleshia became the sponsor for a mentoring  program called "Belles" at Miller Grove High School ( A Dekalb School District School), promoting a new model of female leadership focused on risk-taking, academic competition and mentorship. Education Professional , Mentor, Life Coach and Humanitarian are just a few words to describe the President and CEO of Ydennek Girls.  Click here to request Eleshia as a speaker.

 

"Ydennek was created with girls in mind, named after my daughter Kennedy to give young ladies an opportunity to excel."



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Ji'Brayah M. Young

President & VP of Marketing and Communications

From mentee to mentor and now President and VP of Marketing and Communications for Ydennek Girls, Ji'Brayah has always been dedicated to building character and leadership skills in girls of all ages and backgrounds. 

Her previous leadership positions include President of Miller Grove High School Belles,  VP of NAACP, University of West Georgia chapter, University Ambassador for UWG Office of Admission, and currently business ambassador for the Richard's College of Business.

In 2016, Ji'Brayah was invited to attend the Gloria Steinem Membership Conference as a representative for the University of West Georgia in support of the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act, which would provide funding for comprehensive health educations in Georgia schools.

Most recently, Ji'Brayah has launched her digital marketing business Branding with Brayah and is working on completing her Marketing degree at the University of West Georgia and preparing for her study abroad program to Cape Town, South Africa. 

 
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Kristi-Ann Lungren-Walker

Vice President and Membership Chair

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you,” one proverb by which Kristi-Ann lives her life by.

Born of Jamaican descent in the sunshine state in the city where the sun is always shining, Miami, FL, Kristi-Ann moved to Atlanta to pursue a Masters of Public Administration at Clark Atlanta University. While receiving her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, she realized her passion for educating the next generation on not just academics but life principles as well. When she is not tutoring or mentoring, she loves to volunteer, dance, and surround herself with those dearest to her. Her goal for Ydennek Girls as the executive board vice president is to develop the next generation of women leaders into self-loving and service-centered women of C.L.A.S.S.! 


Naomi Brishard

Health and Wellness Chair

Raised in Georgia, Naomi who is a recent graduate from Georgia State University where she studied Public Policy with a focus on Non profit development and leadership. She strives to help her community be healthy and sustainable through healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. In her free time she enjoys discovering new nature trails, learning new vegan friendly recipes and enjoying a nice hot yoga session. As a community leader her focus is geared towards helping others be their greatest selves and specifically young women. With the lessons and experiences she acquired in her undergraduate career, she is able to connect with youth and show them the perspective of a young woman navigating and conquering life.

 

 


 
 
 

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Melanie Bell- CFO        Teleeta Adams- Board Member         Jerrica Dodd- Board Member

                 Deshawn Bullard- Board Member    Tiffany Clay- Board Member

                                   Eleshia V. Cash- Chairman of The Board