Danielle Parson is a communications professional with a wide range of experience, including public relations, marketing, event planning, print and broadcast journalism. Danielle is a Chicago native who now calls Pittsburgh home. A graduate of The University of Illinois' College of Communications, Danielle is currently the Senior Director of Community Affairs for Propel Schools. In this role she works to ensure Propel maintains a healthy and collaborative relationship with all of the communities it serves.
Danielle takes great interest in her community, she currently serves on the board of the Boys Scouts of America Laurel Highlands Council, working primarily with scouts in under-served communities. Staying true to her hometown roots, she also volunteers for the Common Ground Foundation in Chicago, helping high school seniors with their college admittance.
She's also the founder of PWN (Professional Women’s Network), designed to connect, engage and inspire women throughout the Pittsburgh region. Her passion for connecting women drives her in planning and executing social and professional platforms for women to get to know each other, share opportunities and celebrate successes.
Erikka Grayson is originally from Washington, DC currently residing in Pittsburgh with her husband Glenn and son Xavier. She is currently Product Development Specialist working with UPMC Health Plan. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management in 2008, Erikka continued her studies at Point Park University where she graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration. Erikka is currently a member of the National Black MBA Association Pittsburgh Chapter and Board Chair Secretary of Jeron X Grayson Foundation. Erikka enjoys running, traveling and meeting new people.
Since becoming a mom Erikka has seen the need to create a community of support and love for all types of mothers in the city of Pittsburgh.
That passion has lead her to create “Bomb Mom”, a support group that encourages celebrates and brings together all moms from different backgrounds.
Erikka plans to continue her studies and obtain her PhD in Health Services Research and Policy and also to expand her “Bomb Mom” brand nationwide.
Jasmine Juleau is a Product Manager for PNC Treasury Management's International Product Team. She is responsible for Canada Branch, a suite of services designed to meet US based corporate clients' in-market receivable and payable needs.
Jasmine has over 10 years of experience with the Treasury Management product team and is a Certified Treasury Professional. She previously served as the President of the Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) of Extra Mile Education Foundation, and as a member of the ScoutReach Board for the Laurel Highlands Council of Boys Scouts of America.
Ashley Comans is a passionate community advocate who believes it’s on us to create the spaces, narratives, and outcomes we want to see in our community.
Ashley works as the Hill Youth Partnership for Enrichment project coordinator with Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School. In this role she helps to lead a collaborative system building partnership with after school time programs. She is a mentor with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and served as a School Board Director in the Wilkinsburg School District. In 2019 Ashley was selected as one of Pittsburgh Magazines 40 under 40 honorees.
Ashley currently serves as a board member for Circles Greater Pittsburgh, PUMP, Pittsburgh Learning Commons, and UNITE!
As a part of Professional Women’s Network leadership team, she enjoys working to build up professional women in the Greater Pittsburgh region.