Cloyette Harris-Stoute is an esteemed non-profit leader, teen mentor, and entrepreneur, deeply committed to empowering Guyanese women and girls. In 2012, she founded Guyanese Girls Rock, a platform showcasing the achievements of Guyanese women globally. Building on this success, she launched the Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc., which in 2018 introduced the Young Women’s Leadership Academy offering leadership training, mentorship, and scholarships to high school girls in New York’s Guyanese communities.
Born in Guyana and based in Queens, NY, Cloyette has a Bachelor’s in Health Information Management and a Master’s in Medical Informatics from SUNY-Brooklyn. She currently works as an IT & Laboratory Information Systems Manager at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, providing expertise in healthcare technology.
Cloyette’s curiosity and recent interest in AI, coupled with her commitment to continuous learning, has set her on a journey towards becoming a certified AI Prompt Engineer, embracing the title “The AI Promptess.” Her community involvement includes serving on the Boards for the Queens Public Library, Unity of Brooklyn Church, and D&I Committee of the Women’s Jewelry Association, NY Chapter.
Furthering her commitment to youth empowerment and entrepreneurial growth, Cloyette serves as the G100 Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Georgetown, Guyana Region Chair for Youth Enterprise & Leadership.
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 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.
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
Nicole Jean-Remy’s extensive experience in various areas within the community and education sectors highlights her versatility and adaptability. She is currently the Parent Coordinator for The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens. In this vital role, Nicole acts as a conduit between the school and the families, ensuring seamless communication and fostering a supportive and inclusive community for both students and parents. She’s instrumental in enhancing parent involvement and ensuring the optimal academic and social environment within the school. Nicole’s journey is marked by her passion for education and her unwavering commitment to community service. Working in the school system underscores her passion for education and her dedication to creating a positive and inclusive environment for students and their families. Nicole previously served as a Trustee on the Board of Unity Temple of Christ Church where she helped to facilitate various church events and fundraisers.
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.