Dr. Kathi Elliott is the CEO of Gwen’s Girls. They provide services to girls ages 8-18 by offering opportunities that these girls would not typically have access to in their day to day lives. Dr. Elliott is continuing the work started by her mother Gwendolyn Elliott in 2002 when Gwen’s Girls was formed. In addition to after school programs and community outreach, Kathi also heads the Black Girls Equity Alliance, a partnership whose mission is to analyze and direct positive changes in the different systems that serve black girls in Pittsburgh. The four workgroups of the BGEA focus on are Education, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare and Health and Wellness.
José Garth is the Violence Prevention Program Manager at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania. He is an experienced Education Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. He’s skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Public Speaking, and Project Management. He has over a decade of experience in youth development with 7 focused in sexual health education.