BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev. Dr. Richard Heron
Tanya Isaie, Esq.
The purpose of GWG is to combat the obstacles currently facing Jamaican girls and provide a viable alternative for success. The program seeks to empower girls from the inside out, giving them renewed hope and a belief that they are strong, beautiful, valuable and capable of achieving any goal that they set for themselves. Girls are future wives, mothers, executives, and leaders with huge responsibilities for shaping the family and the world. Once set upon the right path, these girls can impact the future in remarkable ways. There is a strong belief that we can all be successful if given the proper tools and opportunities. GWG is here to provide some of the tools necessary and hopefully the opportunities will fervently follow.
Girlz with Goals seeks to impact the lives of hundreds of girls throughout Jamaica. We provide real solutions to the many challenges girls face. Our program gives each girl the tools needed to think critically, live healthy, set and achieve goals and be self-confident. Our goal is to witness a transformation that is the demonstration that the information we have provided has taken root in the lives of the girls we serve.
Tanya Isaie, Esq. – President & CEO
Tanya Isaie is President and CEO of Girlz with Goals, the organization that inspires the girls of Jamaica to be future leaders and set commendable goals. She establishes strategic partnerships with various national organizations dealing with youth development, parent involvement, and student support programs and services. Prior to founding GWG, she worked in the U.S. Federal Government for twelve (12) years in a variety of roles. She is a subject matter expert in Immigration and National Security matters. Tanya brings more than seventeen (19) years of legal experience from private practice and government service. As a native Jamaican, Tanya has made it her mission to set the girls of Jamaica on a path of leadership and excellence. Tanya holds a B.B.A. degree from Howard University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.
Peter Taylor – Chief Development Officer
Dr. Peter Taylor has a long career in tertiary education and college admissions. He is currently Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Prior to joining NSU in 2014, he served as assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A native Jamaican, Peter has served as panelist or speaker on a variety of topics concerning education, such as program development, academic review and recruitment and mentoring underrepresented students. Over the last ten years, he has raised more than $6.6 million in support of students and academic programs from private foundations and the National Institutes of Health. Peter received his B.A. degree from the University of Maryland, an M.A. degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D from Brandeis University.
Natalie Coache – Chief of Staff
Natalie Coache is a Human Resource expert and Wall Street veteran. She is a graduate of Howard University, School of Business where she studied International Business in preparation for a twenty-year career in corporate America. She is living out her God-given purpose through the roles of mother, mentor, women’s advocate, author and God’s servant. Natalie currently resides in Morris County, New Jersey with her family. In her leisure time she enjoys music, travel, reading and quality time with friends and family.
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