BOARD MEMBERS

Vincent Tran

Board Member

Since 2009, Vincent is a leading film producerand ​director, creating female driven content and advocat​ing ​for gender equality in the entertainment industry. His production company, ​Love Entertainment​, ​specializes in long-form ​fictional ​narratives based on female protagonist​s​Vincent has ​showcas​ed​ his films around the world​ (San Diego Comic-Con, Cannes Film Festival, Middle East Film & Comic Con), utilizing these promotional tours as a speaking platform for women​ in film​

Sharon Brock

Board Member

Sharon Brock studied life sciences at UCSB and was previously a High School Biology, Psychology, and Neuroscience Teacher. She earned a masters degree from Columbia University in Journalism and is now a Health and Wellness Editor. She is also a certified life coach, yoga, and meditation teacher to both adults and children.

 

 

Nitai Aleksiewicz

Board Member

Nitai received her MPhil. in Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College Dublin. Her greatest passion is supporting individuals in removing limiting beliefs and trauma so they can fully step into their power. Her past work has included crisis counseling at the Dublin Rape Crisis Center, and group curriculum building and training at a dual diagnosis outpatient drug addiction rehabilitation center. She currently creates and leads workshops on sexuality and identity, and runs an event entertainment business.

RaShawnda Marshall

Board Member

RaShawnda Marshall studied Accounting and Finance at Clark Atlanta University. She currently works as the Tax and Compliance Manager for ADP TotalSource. She has an extensive history in financial management as it pertains to both non-profit and for-profit accounting having worked as the financial manager for the Red Cross of Los Angeles.

FOUNDERS

Riyaana Hartley

Co-Founder

Riyaana is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, producer, marketing consultant and teacher living her best life in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Riyaana’s journey includes receiving a B.A in Advertising from the University of Florida, building a career connecting brands like Red Bull, Lululemon and Wanderlust to cutting edge cultural markets, evolving traditional brands like Wells Fargo and Farmers Insurance at Muse Advertising Agency, producing and directing award winning films with her production company Love Entertainment, traveling the world teaching yoga, marketing wellness hospitality properties, consulting the cannabis industry, launching a creative co-work company and co-founding organizations like the Hip Hop Collective and women’s empowerment non profit, Fly Buttrfly. This multi-hyphenated woman has chosen a road less traveled to explore and express all her joys and gifts.

Naina Michaud

Co-Founder

Naina has a B.S. Degree from Penn State University in MS&IS which either stands for Management Science & Information Systems or Managing Siestas and Inspiring Scandal. She spent four years working as an IT Consultant for Accenture before a last ditch effort to pursue her dream. She is an actress who has appeared in Film and TV spanning a decade. Her interest in self-development and transformational work began as a result of her desire to delve deep into her characters as well as heal a strained relationship with her family. She has been on the path of spiritual growth and has healed herself from an eating disorder, addiction, and childhood trauma. A co-founder of Fly Buttrfly, her mission is to help other women heal and reclaim their lives through the power of voice. An advocate of sharing personal stories, Naina has recently appeared on stages as a Stand Up Comedian and uses humor as a way to transmute pain.

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