2024-2025 Board of Directors

Lethia Owens, CSP

President
Known for her unparalleled ability to educate and inspire people from every walk of life Lethia Owens is a best-selling author, Tech CEO, international leadership expert, and speaker who is ranked #8 among the top 30 brand gurus in the world.
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Jecara Rivera

President-elect
Jecara Rivera is the CEO of Empower You. As a coach, keynote speaker and author, her mission is to empower, inspire and equip individuals and corporate teams to discover their inner power, overcome adversities and work fearlessly towards achieving their personal and professional goals.
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John McCarty

Treasurer

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Jasmine Romaine

Member-at-large
Jasmine Romaine is an International Keynote Speaker, Radio Personality, Communications Strategist, and International Best Selling Author of Speak to Profit: Speak with Confidence and Jazz Up Your Sales! Jasmine was also part of the cast in the bold remake of the film, The Color Purple (2023) and several other film projects.
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Jason Murray

Member-at-large
Jason Murray is an experienced speaker, sales & marketing consultant and bestselling author with a proven track record for success, by consistently delivering results throughout an extensive career in sales and marketing, healthcare, financial services, and leadership development.
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Traci Ruiz

Member-at-large
With over 25 years of distinguished service, Traci Ruiz, M.Ed, retired as one of the highest-ranking Latina police officers in the United States. She served as Michigan’s sole woman of color subject control officer, training law enforcement in hand-to-hand combat, survival skills, and de-escalation techniques for two decades...
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Nicole Van Valen

Member-at-large
Nicole Van Valen, M.S., L.M.F.T, SHRM-SCP, is a distinguished leader, advisor, board member, and professional speaker with over two decades of experience in healthcare, behavioral health, and the entertainment industry.
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