FL Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our EmpowHERto team is made up of a group of dedicated staff and volunteers who are committed to helping young womxn and girls reach their full potential as leaders. We plan activities and programs, coordinate and host events, and encourage girls along their journey to becoming their best selves. We’re passionate about our mission.

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Janeen Brown

Chair and Founder

Janeen Brown is the Executive Director and Founder of EmpowHERto. She is an advocate for the well-being of womxn, building self-confidence, and female entrepreneurship.



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Rikki Leigh

Board Member

Rikki Leigh believes in the mantra “Advocate for Yourself. Champion Others.” She approached life and career from the same general perspective, the ethos —the only thing standing in your way is YOU!

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Bobbie Taylor

Board Member

Bobbie Taylor is the Director of Donor Services-Technical Operations for the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City.

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Jason Grynbaum

Board Member

Jason Grynbaum is a results-driven healthcare Chief Financial Officer with expertise leading effective business strategy, operations performance, and cross-functional leadership within innovative organizations

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Manuela Thomas

Secretary

Manuela is a public health practitioner who is passionate about addressing health inequities. She has experience working across sectors to develop, implement, and evaluate public health programs.

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Martha Jeifetz

Board Member

Martha brings a broad international experience of 25+ years as a Human Resources inspiring leader for global corporations, having coached both people and organizations through major change and successful transformation.