Meet Our CEO

Kia Monique Jones


Kia is the Founder, President & CEO. She provides For Brown Girls, Inc.'s strategic vision and leads a diverse group of women through advocacy, our program and initiatives, and training projects. Kia's experience and expertise is leadership and innovation. Being innovative means doing things differently or doing things that have never been done before. She has embraced this idea and creates environments in which people are given the tools and resources to challenge the status quo, push boundaries and achieve growth. Kia is committed to creating a dynamic, highly productive and values-based organization.

She is a young and rising healthcare professional born and raised in Jackson, MS. Growing up in a family filled with strong black women, living her life to the fullest potential was expected of her. Presently, Kia is a Doctoral Candidate aiming to attain a Doctor of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Jackson State University. 

Marianne Williamson once stated, "We were born to make and manifest the good that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Kia believes that empowered women, empower women. 

Dedicating her life to improving the lives of others is very appealing to her. Along this journey with For Brown Girls, Inc., she wants to consume knowledge and greater her abilities so that she may be an asset to diverse communities through public service. Her expertise affords her the ability to strategically assist in advocating for those who are disadvantaged.



Chief Financial Officer

Lawren Long

Lawren is responsible for all financial operations and elements of its financing strategy. She performs risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments and also controls and evaluates the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure.

Lawren's experience and expertise includes accounting, budget, financial management, forecasting and account reconciliation in both the public and private sectors.


Chief Operating Officer

Tyniekqua Bowie

Tyniekqua is responsible for overseeing all operations by designing and implementing  business strategies, plans and procedures and securing the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

Tyni's experience and expertise includes leading organizations that collaborate as a focused unit to achieve aggressive business goals and drive the evolution of concepts into achievable business strategies, identifying and capitalizing on new growth opportunities through market analysis, product/brand development expertise, and keen business instincts.

State Chapters

Leader- Leslie Henry


Leader- Sheryl Carpenter


Leader- Vacant


Leader- Deja Curry


Leader- Stefanie Stevenson


Leader- Andrea Bracey


Board of Directors

Dr. Kerry Johnson, PsyD, LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist- Kerry Johnson Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

Terrance Hill, MS.Ed, Ed.S.

Jackson Public School District 

Chloe Ward

Youth Advisory- St. Andrews Episcopal School

Dr. Vincent Mendy, DrPH, MPH

Jackson State University 

Dr. Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Denavia Bell, BS

Provine High School

Jackson Public School District