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Board Members

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Dynasty Taylor

Dynasty Taylor

Founder/CEO/ President

Dynasty is responsible for the vision, strategy, and local fundraising efforts for Dynasty’s United Youth Association as it expands throughout South Los Angeles.
Unique Smith

Unique Smith

Vice President

Working with the board of directors and other senior executives of the organization, the Vice President plans, develops and enforces policies/objectives for the organization to ensure it maintains its values and meets established goals.

Equiana Brown

Equiana Brown

Secretary

Equiana Brown is the executive board Secretary for Dynasty’s United Youth Association, the role encompasses maintaining meeting records, agendas, minutes and distributing communication. Equiana is responsible for attending meetings to keep detailed records of all board actions.

Lakeshia Gill

Lakeshia Gill

Outreach Partnership Chair

Lakeshia is responsible for identifying economic development partnerships to increase and improve staff sustainability and infrastructure.

Lauren Colley

Lauren Colley

Fundraising Chair

Lauren is responsible for soliciting sponsors, advertising, selling tickets, covering the logistics of the event and, most importantly, generating profits.

Jessika Lloyd

Jessika Lloyd

Marketing Chair

As a board member focusing on marketing for DUYA, her goal is to support the growth, sustainability, and image of the nonprofit.

Desmond Petway

Desmond Petway

Outreach Chair

Desmond Petway is the Outreach Chair for Dynasty United Youth Association. Desmond is responsible for keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities as well as recruiting and training new volunteers.

Outreach Committee

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Sachiko Kambe

Sachiko Kambe

Youth & Branding Representative

Sachiko is responsible for the overall image of DUYA, and adapting a brand strategy for our target market.
Rowan Berndt

Rowan Berndt

Social Media Representative

Rowan is responsible for the hosting of all social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Jeannie Hoffman

Jeannie Hoffman

Partnerships

Jeannie Hoffman works alongside the partnership team to assist with identifying strength-based organizations that have similar missions as DUYA. 

Zipporah Pruitt

Zipporah Pruitt

Social Media Representative

Zipporah Pruit is responsible for the hosting of all social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.