Our Board

Meet the powerful women who help us achieve our mission…

Kieta Iriarte-Amin, MA

Executive Director, Co-Founder

Kieta Iriarte-Amin is a mother of five to Laila, Rania, KJ, Mpolo Business Solutions & Bmore Empowered; two of those babies are her businesses where…

Nazaahah Amin,

Program Director, Co-Founder

Nazaahah A. Amin is a mama, sista, friend, proud Black nerd and self proclaimed DIY row home restoration expert (ask her about that later)...

Kim Loper

Vice Chair

Kim is a a Senior Designer at Alpha Graphics. She serves on the board of Bmore Empowered and AIGA Baltimore as Education Director….

Tina Paul


Tina Paul is an experienced C-IAYT Yoga Therapist known for her welcoming, gentle, and adaptive approach to mental health and wellness through Yoga Therapy…

Aneka Winstead


Aneka is a wife and mother of 3 boys along with being the CEO of WATT Business Solutions. Aneka holds her Bachelors and Masters degree…

Sam (Shena) Smith

Member at Large 

Shena (SAM) Smith is a published Designer, Style Professional, and Creative Director and is widely known as the daring Soul behind the Style and the Heart crafting your Healing Hardwear™️.

Alanah Davis

Member at Large

Alanah Nichole Davis is a mother, essay & columnist, cultural worker, social designer, and philanthropist from The Bronx, NY based in Baltimore MD.

Ziyadah Shamsiddeen

Member at Large

Ziyadah Shamsiddeen has spent more than twenty years working as a natural hairstylist. Early in her career, she was inspired by the transformations she provided for her clients and opened her first salon, Aneu in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shymaine Davis

Member at Large

Shymaine Davis serves as an innovative Director of the Greater Baltimore Urban League’s Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Amina Naru

Member at Large

Amina Naru, E-RYT, YACEP, Co-Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council, is the owner of Posh Yoga in Wilmington, Delaware, and works as a yoga instructor, workshop facilitator, and YSC Best Practices project manager.