Madasia Hicks is the Development & Communications Coordinator for FAIR Girls. Madasia received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management and Management Information Systems from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. With over 10+ years’ experience in corporate America, Madasia is merging that work with her love of philanthropy by entering the non-profit sector. Prior to joining the FAIR Girls team, she served as the Communications Chair for the Urban League of Union County Young Professionals based in Elizabeth, NJ growing their presence and engagement on social media. She is passionate about sharing truth through digital and social media in this world. Here at FAIR Girls, Madasia implements and mange social media content to help drive fundraising, bring awareness, and boost support around the fight against human trafficking. In her spare time, she likes to work on her podcast and blogging.
Susan Clements is the Director of Finance for FAIR Girls. She brings over 30 years of financial and administrative experience to FAIR Girls, with 20 of those years being with non-profits. Susan prides herself with her numbers savviness and looks forward to driving the financial success of FAIR Girls. Susan is a lifelong resident of Virginia and lives with her family and cat, Milo.
Traceyann Frenchie Davis MPH (she/her/hers) is an authority on Human Sexuality and Public Health Leadership with a laser-beam focus on marginalized communities. She is a certified life coach that specializes in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) and Emotional Intelligence. As an educator, writer, researcher, and consultant, Frenchie works to help clients from all walks of life claim (and, in many instances, reclaim) their sexual autonomy and enhance their emotional literacy. Using a wide range of interactive, high-quality workshops and engagement programming, Frenchie uncovers the veil on mental, historical, and cultural impediments that maintain barriers to self-advocacy, sex-positive lifestyles and productive conversations about sexual health.
For over 20+ years she has honed her craft working with populations that include teen parents, HIV survivors, Black male youth, domestic violence survivors, and social justice victims. She works both nationally and internationally and is the host of the morning education-news segment “What’s Going On?” every Tuesday on WBAI NY 99.5FM.
As a global citizen who has traveled to more than 30 countries, she has spent a significant portion of her career advocating in both the US and abroad for the end of HIV prevalence. She is a returning presenter for the State of Michigan Health and Human Services HIV division. She was a research scholar at the Cuba Delegation for Race, Culture, Gender, and Sexuality and was also a scholar at the Black Feminism Summer School and studying abroad in Cachoeira, Brazil for the Decolonization of Black Feminism with renowned academic and activist Angela Davis. In the fall of 2018 Frenchie was featured as a sexpert in the newly published book Untrue by New York Times Best Selling Author, Wednesday Martin Ph.D. Frenchie continues to dedicate her passion to building communities that reimagine sexual and emotionally healthy cultural ecosystems for girls, women, and disenfranchised communities.
Kimberly Crawford is the Prevention Education and Outreach Specialist at FAIR Girls. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish Language, Culture, and Professional Contexts. During her undergraduate career, she began working to advocate for systemic equity for minority students and developed a passion for advocacy. She has volunteered her time with at-risk youth and survivors of gendered violence for several years and hopes to continue to strive for change on behalf of survivors in her role at FAIR Girls. In her personal time, Kimberly enjoys reading, beach days, and quality time with loved ones.
In July 2021, Dawanna Kennedy became FAIR Girls’ Interim Executive Director. With a superb track record of leading non-profit, healthcare, and community organizations, Dawanna will now apply her leadership experience to overseeing all of FAIR Girl’s initiatives, contribute to managing day-to-day operations, overseeing the organization’s financial health, and managing human resources. Raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Dawanna knew early on that she would dedicate her life to serving vulnerable populations and reducing systematic barriers. In her role as Interim Executive Director, Dawanna will implement a robust strategic plan while working closely with several key personnel and committees. Dawanna prides herself on cultural competency and her ability to create inclusive environments where her staff and clients can flourish. A tireless fundraiser and grant writer, Dawanna routinely exceeded fundraising goals in previous nonprofit leadership roles and brings 10 years of leadership experience serving at-risk populations to her new role as Interim Executive Director. As a published author, certified life coach, and new media thought leader, Dawanna excels at guiding organizations to reach vulnerable populations wherever they may be. A firm believer in women’s ability to help other women heal, in March of 2019, Dawanna published her second book: “Rewriting my Body: A Guided Journal for Tracing and Transcending Trauma”. Dawanna’s belief in women’s power to heal each other informs her work and life. She looks forward to bringing this perspective into her new role. A graduate of Seton Hall University’s Master in English Literature program, as well as Doctor of Philosophy program candidate, Dawanna currently lives in Philadelphia Pennsylvania but will be relocating to the DMV during the summer months of 2021. As a new resident, Dawanna hopes to make an impact in her community by representing the mission and vision of FAIR Girls, Inc.
KJ joined the FAIR Girls team in January 2021 as a HOPE Court Case Management Coordinator. KJ is a graduate of Fairmont State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. KJ has worked with at-risk and disadvantaged youth for several years. KJ began working with at-risk youth in a shelter setting in Northern Virginia. In this position, KJ mentored and provided case management and crisis intervention services to these juveniles among other tasks. KJ then began working with at-risk youth in a Title I High school who were seen as a graduation risk. KJ is passionate about working with and advocating for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. KJ is an avid reader, learner, and basketball player and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Laurie has worked in the anti-human trafficking field since 2014 in government and non-profit roles. Prior to joining FAIR Girls, Laurie served as the Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Policy for the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. Laurie previously worked with survivors of sex and labor trafficking as an attorney and pro bono attorney coordinator. Laurie has a B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Health and Human Services and Sociology, and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Laurie is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in DC in hopes to combine her experience in legal services, public policy, program development, and direct victim services to better serve the anti-human trafficking movement at the individual and national levels.
Annette (Nellie) joined FAIR Girls in December 2020 as the Housing Manager. Nellie is currently a doctoral student studying Developmental Psychology and holds an MA in Human Services Counseling. She has over a decade of experience in social services, crisis intervention, and housing assistance. Nellie was born and raised in Chicago and began her social services career working in group homes in the Chicagoland area for at-risk youth. After moving to the DMV area, Nellie worked for Catholic Charities at their New York Avenue Shelter where she specialized in homeless management and prevention. When Nellie is not working, she enjoys long bike rides, repeatedly watching Hamilton the musical, and finding creative ways to craft!”