DC Chapter

Chelsey Turner

Chief of Staff

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Tenisha Jones

Creative Director

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Sharae Griffin

Community Manager

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Briana Thezard

Events Coordinator

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Dimitria Taylor

Volunteer Coordinator

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I am Chelsey Turner, and I am excited to serve as the Chief of Staff with HNF! As cliche as it may sound, I am committed to making the world around me a better place. I believe that my time at Jackson State University nurtured that love of community, and is why I pursue opportunities that help communities. In my free time, I enjoy checking out the DMV’s food scene, hanging with friends, scrolling social media and volunteering. 

Hey Ladies! I am Tenisha Sade’ Love” Jones and I am the embodiment of all things; love, light, and resiliency. Believing that you can’t heal what you don’t reveal, I am a mental health advocate, thought-partner, and intercessor for anyone that I encounter. I like to believe that I am  the “well-rounded” friend, the perfect mix of Porsha Williams and Sarah Jakes Roberts.  I am the owner of an online clothing boutique that empowers women to be “present” in their everyday life… BE Bold. Be Chic. Be You! I am also in pursuit of my Ph.D. in School Psychology at Howard University, where I am conducting research on healing childhood trauma in black girls. When I’m not busy with school, you’ll find me vacationing or being the rich auntie to my favorite nieces and nephew. 

Hey New Friends!!! I’m Sharae Griffin, government consultant and editor by day, taco and lemon drop enthusiast by night. I’m a military brat, so the DMV has been considered home for over 20 years, but Philly will always have a piece of my heart. FUN FACT: I’m a self-taught newborn photographer who also LOVES to educate Black women on lactation so they successfully make it to one year of breastfeeding — my DM’s are always open.

I also would like to think I’m not too shabby of an interior designer either. When I’m not being supermom to an amazing preschooler, I’m treating myself (to whatever….often), spending time with family, writing (shoutout to THEE National Treasure — Morgan State for my B.S. in Journalism), traveling — to add inventory to my wall of over 30 shot glasses, or picking out my next hairstyle and nail design.

Hey Friends! My name is Briana Thezard and I come from a family of Haitian and Guyanese Heritage and I am so proud of how it’s shaped me into the person that I am today!
I am a Realtor and love absolutely all things real estate! I love not only helping people fulfill their real estate goals but I also love to give back to the community. In the beginning of 2021, I founded a nonprofit organization, named Memories Foundation, which strives to celebrate the birthdays and milestones of foster youth in Prince Georges County. Outside of giving back, you can find me celebrating life with family, watching a good Netflix series, listening to Afrobeat, or enjoying the art of simply doing nothing. Me time can be the best time.

Hey Friends! I am Dimitria Taylor, a Maryland native who studied Communications at Bowie State University. I have served in the role of Volunteer Coordinator for HNF for one year now, and I’ve also served as the Coordinator for Outreach for a local nonprofit organization, NeShante’ & Chloe’s House Without Walls (NCHWOW). I have always had a heart to help wherever I can, and I’m eager to make a difference! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, reading, and having brunch in the city. As I always say: “Radiate Imperfectly!”.