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.
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 9 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.
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.
Kenya Matthews is an Assistant Vice President and Certified Scrum Product Owner for Retail Lending & Strategy focusing on the Customer Experience for PNC Financial Services. In this role she is the owner of the end to end customer experience for retail lending payment capabilities. She utilizes human-centered design to understand the customer’s needs, identify opportunities and create solutions for an improved customer experience. Kenya received her Bachelor of Science degree from Point Park University in Information Technology and Network Security. She continued her education at Robert Morris University and earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Change Management.
Her passion for community engagement, giving back, and motivating others to succeed led her to become the President of the PNC Pittsburgh & Virtual chapters of The African American Employee Business Resource Group. In this role, she is responsible for planning and executing professional development workshops, panel discussions, events and creating opportunities for the Pittsburgh and virtual chapters of over 800 members. Kenya is also a board member of Gwen’s Girls, an organization that empowers girls and young women in Allegheny County with skillsets, opportunities, and relationships to succeed.