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Board Members

Our Team represents the empowering spirit of our organization and each member take great pride in our efforts to positively impact the lives of the young women in our community.

 

 

Cloyette Harris-Stoute, President

Cloyette is a strong believer that girls need great role models from whom they can draw inspiration.  In 2013 she founded Guyanese Girls Rock!, a global movement to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Guyanese women and girls. A proud native of Guyana, Cloyette migrate to the USA more than two decades ago.  Her desire to transform the world through service led her to also establish the Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. As President, Cloyette overseas the administration, programs and strategic plans of the organization which offers mentoring, personal development workshops and scholarships. Cloyette holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Informatics and currently works as a Knowledge Base Administrator for a leading medical software developer.  

Rhonda Binda, Vice President

Rhonda has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division in the Office of the Secretary and in the West Wing of the White House as Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Public Liaison, under two administrations, respectively. In between her tours with the government, Rhonda practiced technology and telecommunications law with Alston & Bird, LLP.   She has served as the Executive Director of the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District and on the Advisory Board for Venture Smarter, is a Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens and is Vice Chair of the Guyana Celebration Committee. Rhonda is currently VP of Policy for Venture Smarter.  She received her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, and her BA in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University, with a minor in African-American studies.

Veronica Hossain, Treasurer

 Veronica is an active member and resident in the Jamaica Queens New York area. She and her family migrated from Guyana over 30 years ago. Veronica is the Vice President Financial Center Manager for the first community center in Queens New York for Bank of America. She and her team are leading the initiative to create a playbook to make a positive impact on people’s financial lives in our respective communities throughout the United States to drive our economy responsibly. She has mentored, developed and promoted many individuals throughout her leadership career. Veronica is also a Wellness coach for Beachbody. Veronica is passionate about financial literacy, mental and physical health, self-development, domestic violence awareness and women-empowerment. Veronica Hossain is a proud mother of two beautiful children Samiyah 11 years old and Sayid 8 years old.

Desiree’ Tulsidai Kinney, Director of Community Relations

Desiree’ has 9 years of experience in business and financial services specializing in marketing, business development, and operations. She serves on the board of the National Association of Professional Women and supports Women in Insurance and Financial Services. Desiree’ is the newest Private Client Investment Associate with JP Morgan Chase where she diligently services clients with their wealth management and portfolio needs. She has previously served as a Private Client Officer, Relationship Officer, and Small Business Specialist. Desiree’ also manages a marketing consulting start-up serving small business owners. As part of her efforts to give back, Desiree’ is a Special Committee Member of Savvy Ladies and a Career Panelist for Rutgers. Desiree’ has a passion for giving back to the community, serving the board of one of the largest Business Resource Groups at JP Morgan Chase in addition to actively being a part of their Culture Council. Desiree’s media features include SEI Investments “Why Your Firm Needs a Full-Time Marketing Professional”, “From Rutgers to Wall Street” on NJ Money Help and most recently, a feature on Investment News. Desiree’ is also a regular co-host on Brooklyn Savvy TV and Princeton TV. Desiree’ enjoys cooking and baking for her family, loves nothing better than singing and songwriting on weekends, and never misses a new dance routine at her local cultural center. She has a passion for making people smile.