DC Chapter

Carla Cunningham

Chapter Lead


Tamara Springer

Chapter Lead


Alisha Turner

Chapter Lead

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Hey Girl Hey! I’m Carla and I’m beyond thrilled to assist as the DC Chapter Volunteer Coordinator. I’m a Midwest girl originally from Ohio who has always wanted to relocate to the DMV—#ididthat!. I love photography, music, political theory, cats, travel and other tidbits when I remember them. I can’t wait to share in community, sisterhood and discover more of the DMV with you!

“She is a friend of mind…[t]he pieces I am, she gather[s] them and give[s] them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.” —Toni Morrison

I am Tamara Springer hailing from the snowy city of Syracuse, NY. I’m a child of Barbadian and Panamanian immigrants, so I love to travel and eat delicious food – especially Caribbean food! In fact, I run a food blog with my grad school friend, so I spend A LOT of time restaurant hopping and exercising (because balance is necessary).

Outside of traveling, eating, and exercising, I love to read and nurture my plant babies.

I’m so excited to serve as a chapter lead and to meet you lovely ladies!

My name is Alisha and I’m a small town girl from Farrell, Pennsylvania. I’m a graduate of Penn State University and I work as an administrative coordinator for a law firm in DC. I also own a small business consulting and project management business. I work with other entrepreneurs and small business owners to build and implement various products and online courses. The best part about my business is I get to help other Black women make their dreams come true.

My favorite movie is Pootie Tang, and my go to karaoke song is “No Scrubs” by TLC. I have a 3 year old pandemic kitty named Mavis and I’m a dog lover as well.

I’m an entrepreneur, bookworm, and Abbott Elementary stan. My favorite pastimes are indoor rock climbing, bike riding, and lifting weights. Staying active is important to me but I enjoy a good lituation as well. I enjoy tequila, mimosas, and a good day party where I can still be in bed by 9pm.

I have loved DC since before I even moved here. I met my roommate in a housing Facebook group last Fall, we signed a lease 2 weeks later, and it has been written in cursive ever since. A part of my journey has consisted of me searching for my chosen family and HeyNewFriends DC has provided me the opportunity to do so. I’m excited to serve as Chapter Lead and be in the presence of all you beautiful women.