Executive Committee 

Tynesha Flood


Tynesha began her journey as a mental health advocate in 2016, with a major focus on women, mothers, and children who lived with depression and anxiety disorders.  After personally being diagnosed with major depressive disorder, seeing many of her childhood friends and so many young children succumb to their illness through suicide, Tynesha felt that it was time attack the suicide crisis and stigma around mental health.  Her empowerment movement began with her first published book, 'Project Me: 30 Days to a Better You', and then expanded to creating The A.W.E Group.  She speaks about learning the power of "NO" and understanding the power of self care, as well as coping techniques for gaining a peaceful mind.  Awesome Women of Empowerment, Inc was formed in 2017 with a mission to educate, support, and empower those who live with mental health conditions around the world. 

Jeannette Riddick


Jeannette Riddick is a mother, wife, and follower of Christ.  As a retired DC Government worker, Jeannette pours into her business, Top Cat Creations, which is a print and design company.  She's also a committed leader in her church community as the President of Ushering, and Chairman/Nominating Committee of I.C.U.A (Interdenominational Church Ushers Association); as well as Instructor, and  Secretary of other departments.  Her business degree and years of administrative service has always been a skill that continues to advance her mission to help others and lead organizations.

Melissa Harris

Board Member

Melissa is a resident of Prince George's County Maryland, and has been a long-time affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.  Through her personal testimony and transparency with bouts of depression, she's always had a desire to help others who have faced the same mental trials, to hopefully offer hope. 

Tywanda Dent

Board Member

Tywanda has worked in mental health for about 5yrs. She has a background as a mental health caseworker, and has worked within a mental health crisis house, so she knows firsthand about mental health in the community.

Naeemah Staggs

Board Member

Naeemah works as a mental health and child welfare trainer and consultant for the Federal government as well as several local organizations. She passionately engages with women to share strategies and resources for living an inspired life.  Naeemah is a C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) trainer, Mental Health First Aid instructor, and Federal Consultant.

She's very active in the community and live in Howard County with my husband and daughter.  "I believe that we are all born with everything we need in order to be as happy, healthy and productive as we choose. My goal is to help others recognize and tap into this often overlooked internal resource in order to inspire each other to live the life we've always wanted."

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