Our Team

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 women and girls in our community.

 Cloyette Harris Stoute, Founder

Cloyette is a strong believer that girls need great role models from whom they can draw inspiration.  In 2012 she created Guyanese Girls Rock; a Blog platform dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the accomplishments of Guyanese women across the Globe.  A passionate advocate for women empowerment and teen mentoring, and a desire to transform the world through service led Cloyette to launch Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc, in 2017 and to later established the Guyanese Girls Rock Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for high school girls of Guyanese heritage. Inspired to do even more for her community, Cloyette had the vision to create an event to honor Guyanese women who are demonstrated leaders and accomplished achievers in the Guyanese Community. That vision came to life in June 2018 when Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation hosted its inaugural Honors and Awards Luncheon, recognizing 10 “Women of Influence” and the organization also awarded scholarships to the graduates of their Young Women’s Leadership Academy. A proud native of Guyana, Cloyette migrate to Queens, New York more than two decades ago.  Cloyette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management and Master’s Degree in Medical Informatics from SUNY – Downstate, College of Health-Related Professions and is currently an IT Manager at a top New York City Hospital. With Cloyette as its driving force, the Guyanese Girls Rock Movement has become a source of pride for many in the Guyanese diaspora. Her motto “You are more than enough, you were born to rock!” is a reminder to women and girls to know their self-worth and to own their greatness.

Juneann George

Juneann George is the current President and CEO of GVA consulting, a consulting firm dedicated to helping startup nonprofits and social enterprises develop their services and increase their overall impact. Ms. George has served in multiple non-profit capacities in New York and New Jersey over the past ten years. She has experience in higher education initiatives, school-age child care policy and compliance, funder compliance, education policy, program operations, program planning launching and implementation, organizational strategy, among others. Ms. George was formally educated at Rutgers University-Newark where she studied Public and Non-Profit Administration with a concentration in Urban Education and Political Science. She was born in Guyana, grew up in England, and immigrated to the United States in 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring. Her lifelong philosophy is to learn, grow, and innovate for a social change

Annie Mohan

Annie Mohan is the Manager of Pro Bono at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, an international law firm established in 1792, that serves a diverse client base, including many of the world’s leading financial institutions and corporations. She oversees the firm’s global efforts to provide pro bono legal services to indigent individuals and organizations seeking guidance in accessing and navigating the justice system.Annie has been involved with Food Bank For New York City for several years in her position at Cadwalader and recently served as Chair of their Junior Board. She now serves as Campaign Manager for Food Bank’s annual Justice Served campaign, an effort led by New York City’s legal community to close the city’s meal gap. Since it was founded in 2015, the campaign has raised over 2 million meals.Annie is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Melinda Ramhit

Melinda Ramhit is the Lead Consultant, Manager at Scale Physician Group RCM, a physician revenue cycle management company that provides specialized business, financial, and technical expertise and resources to help high-performing physician practices secure their futures. Ms. Ramhit manages national consulting projects that aim to empower efficiency within physician practice day-to-day operations. Prior to working for Scale Physician Group RCM, Ms. Ramhit worked in the healthcare non-profit sector where she analyzed hospital quality improvement data and provided New York City and New York State hospitals with vital adverse health event reports. She has volunteered with the Young Women’s Leadership Academy since 2019. Ms. Ramhit received her Master’s degree in Epidemiology from New York Medical College, and her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a minor in Public Health from University of Delaware. She is currently completing a global health certification from SUNY-Albany to carry out her passion to organize and run public health volunteer projects overseas for underserved women and children.

Dr. Kyomi Gregory, YWLA Program Director

Dr. Kyomi Gregory has over a decade of experience mentoring young people. She is a first generation Guyanese-American born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York. She is currently an assistant professor at Pace University in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department. Her research interests include child language acquisition and assessment in culturally and linguistically diverse populations, parent/teacher training and prevention models in speech-language pathology, inter-professional education, and regional dialect differences. She has practiced as a certified speech-language pathologist since 2008. She currently serves on the board of directors for the National Black Association of Speech-Language-Hearing (NBASLH) and works with the mentorship program. She received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University at Buffalo, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from SUNY-New Paltz.

Tracey  Khan – Media Relations

Tracey Khan is an enthusiastic individual with a social conscience and a flair for matters concerning the poor, and powerless, a passion for community and political Journalism, and a reputation for impeccable ethics in the media fraternity in Guyana, South America. She has a thirteen-year record of commendable performance as a Reporter/Anchor, radio presenter, and Editor on political, economic and social issues, including health, domestic violence, and economic development which often leads her into the field and onto the streets. She is also the host and producer of an Online Show – ‘One on One with Tracey Khan’ where she interviews political leaders, influencers and activists. Tracey is passionate about volunteering and is very active in this area in the New York area. She is also the co-founder of an empowerment pageant, “Miss Berbice” in Guyana that focuses on helping girls become the best versions of themselves and at the same time give back to their communities in a meaningful way. 

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