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Our Team

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Photo Credits: Marc Lundy of On tour productions

Makeup: Helena Schipani, Hair: Aiyana, BK

Tameka Mclean is the Founder and Executive Director of H.A.W.T Muse Inc. She is a foster care alumni who is passionate about making a change in the foster care system and eventually, the world.  Amidst all of life’s challenges, she obtained an A.O.S in Computer Applications Management and is also an alumnus of LIM (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising). Her aim is to minimize and rid the harsh statistics within the foster care system.

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Dr. Sonaliz Morel-Baker, Ed.D. is a Board Member. She received a BA in Political Science and English Literature from Baruch College, a Master’s in Public Administration from John Jay College, and a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Educational Technology Leadership from the New Jersey City University.

Ms. Rodia Dorcely-Nicaisse is also a foster care alumnus. She is certified in early childhood. She is also a mother of two beautiful twin girls.  Rodia has a passion for helping others. This woman has been working with children for almost a whopping 15yrs. By day she Manages a day care center. By night she is a wife and mother. 

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 Serena Holguin is our Career Development Facilitator. She is a Corriculum Designer with over 10 years experience. She holds an MPH in Health Education from California State University, Northridge.  Serena has created curricula covering various topics from teen pregnancy prevention to youth unemployment . Serena's sessions cover resume/cover letter writing, job interview skills, and college prep.

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Sav Aiello. Sav is our Certified Yoga Instructor, She is the founder of  Yoga Savvy in NYC. She began on her Brooklyn rooftop with an urge to teach from her light within. This practice isn’t just physical—it is a path for your life. It is a means of seeing, healing, and being. 

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Ms. Lauren Purnell is our Health and Wellness Facilitator. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach.  She holds a BA in Science  & Sociology from Wittenberg University.  She has social service experience and has coordinated her own programs via other organizations. In her sessions she covers topics such as self-awareness, which increases confidence and power by uncovering and embracing one's special purpose.

Volunteers & Interns

Atiera Hopkins, Jodie-Ann Alverenga, Leigh-Anna Nielsen (Foster Care Alumnus and 1st Social Media intern),  Stephanie Vega (Recipient of our "Emergency Displacement Fund" and 2nd Social Media Intern), ICHS Girls.

Mary Bogen and Michael Torres

To our entire team, we thank you for all the work and time you put into helping our organization.  We are so grateful to be amongst such lovely souls. We couldn't do it without you.

Thank you musers for your continued contribution!

XOXO

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