Leadership

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Jen Nichols,

Founder/Director

Jen has worked with youth in community-based clinics in New York City and has designed and implemented health education initiatives for marginalized adults and teenagers in the U.S. and overseas for over 40 years. This work included developing AIDS education materials for inmates and staff in California prisons, designing birth control programs in Nepal and Barbados, providing counseling at Planned Parenthood clinics and developing curricula for AIDS Project LA. In 2014, Jen became the Volunteer and Community Outreach Program Manager at Bridge the Gap College Prep in Marin City, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring and mentoring to support students throughout high school and college. Also in 2014, Jen was invited to Daraja Academy in Kenya to help develop their volunteer program -- an experience which would inspire her to found Powerful Beyond Measure. Jen holds a BA from Colgate and a MPH from Columbia University.

 
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Kendra Carr,

Program, Impact and Operations Consultant

For the last 15 years, Kendra has served in various roles within the field of education and youth development. She is deeply committed to girls programming, especially those at the margins of society. Kendra desires to see each girl embraced in a community of care, within which she can develop her voice and embrace the light that is within her. Love, community, humility, equity, and a commitment to liberating action are the values that guide her work with youth. Kendra received a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Santa Clara University and a M.A. in Education with a concentration in Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. She is currently completing her dissertation for her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of CA.

 
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Amber Allen-Peirson,

CAP Program Coordinator

As a founding partner of Powerful Beyond Measure, Amber works with underrepresented communities to cultivate resilience, compassionate communication, and empowerment. Amber has designed programs that educate, connect and inspire youth for a number of Marin community-based organizations including Bridge the Gap College Prep, The Marin City Teen Center, and White Hill Middle School. Most recently, as Program Manager at the Marin City Health and Wellness Center, Amber turned her focus to African-American health equity, and introduced innovative initiatives such as the Food Pharmacy, the Park Rx Program, and the Senior Task Force.



 
 

PBM Advisory Board

Monib Khademi, Cypress Praxis, LLC

Diane Ziesing

Jen Nichols

Miranda Kolbe, Counsel, Shubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP

Kendra Carr

PBM Advisory Council

Tom Steyer, NextGen America

Jodi Morris, Connecting Growth Globally

Emily Goetz, Pyramid Communications

Whitney Hoyt

Lisa Kruttschnitt, Marketing Services

Susan Bertelsen, VP Macy’s (retired)

William Woods, Bridge The Gap College Prep

Maggie O'Donnell Floum, Daraja Education Fund Board