Jessica Byrd- Founder & Executive Director
When Jessica became a new mommy she was bombarded with tons of decisions to make, as most moms; should I work, should I do daycare, should I breastfeed, the list goes on. Despite having a very strong support group in her family, she noticed that amongst her peers, motherhood was like a secret society. A society of mothers who appeared to have it all figured out, but the reality was we all need help, and more importantly we all need each other. Jessica noticed that mothers lacked a sense of community and she wanted to solve that problem. What started as a post on Facebook, as "moms club" has now grown to over sixty mothers in a member oriented organization named CHICmom.
As a career mom, Jessica has always given her personal and career growth just as much attention as she's given being a mommy and wife. She has strong aspirations in following the career path that God has chosen for her, and stronger aspirations in modeling to her children a mother that confidently walked in her destiny. As a mother of a three and four-year old, life can be very demanding, but she admits to finding strength in CHICmom and strongly believes it was her God-given purpose. Additionally, she knows first hand that being a mother doesn't stop you from growing, in fact you discover a new sense of self discovery. Jessica is deeply rooted in her family and is very aware that home is always her first ministry.
Denise Justice- COO- Chief Operations Officer
Denise Justice serves as the "business brain" behind the organization. Ever sense she can remember, she's had a niche for business and known as the go-to person in any area that requires a business mindset. Denise uses her expertise to maintain a number of our own ventures, including; real estate, tax services, credit consulting, and book publishing. Additionally, Denise uses her talents in her role with the State of Michigan and has done so for seventeen years. Denise instilled in her children at a young age to always follow your dreams, even if it wasn't popular.
Denise brings to CHICmom her savvy skill set to carry the organization to the next level. Denise is excited to expand on her talents to help CHICmom flourish into a purpose-driven organization that will impact the lives of many mothers.
Board of Directors
Vice President: Markiesha Johnson
Business Development: LaKeysha Jackson
Events Manager: Ciera Lewis
Community Outreach & Initiatives: Ebony Hardy
Brittany Banks: Communications Chair
Stephanie Jones: Membership Coordinator