Founder + Executive Director
Ryanne J. Logan personifies the phrase “living one’s life and passion out loud”. Gifted with the wisdom to recognize and deeply understand the power, value, and potential within her own unique interpersonal relationships, she cherishes and holds sacred the beauty of sisterhood and friendship. At the blossoming age of eighteen, Ryanne declared her desire to help young girls successfully navigate through this thing called “life.” She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from UNC-Greensboro and went on to continue studies towards her Master’s Degree in School Counseling, which she obtained from North Carolina A&T State University in December 2014. In January 2015, she joined Rogers Herr Year-Round Middle School as a School Counselor, where she developed and presented the concept of an extracurricular program intended for the enrichment of her female students, thus birthing the successful GEMS (Girls Enthusiastically Motivated to Succeed) program.
With “Miss Logan” at the helm, GEMS has taken the school’s administrative and student body by surprise, surpassing all expectations with its thoughtful and impactful programs and leadership. Through community interaction, instruction, encouragement, and mentorship, GEMS has skyrocketed, creating immeasurable interest among students with activities such as: college tours, exposure and networking with corporate speakers and sponsors, fundraising and scholarship, educational workshops, and family-centered mentorship. Since its inception in 2015, GEMS has been attributed to the improved school performance, confidence, and accomplishments of more than 90 girls. However, due to the overwhelmingly increasing interest in GEMS membership and its limited capacity of thirty students, intuition has led Ryanne to expand her vision to influence a greater number of girls and young women.
Remaining true to the same standard of excellence synonymous with GEMS, MastHERpiece, launched in 2019, provides young women, ages 13-18, with the opportunity to identify, appreciate, and nurture their talents through the platforms of our E4 Model: engagement, education, encouragement and empowerment. To become involved in MastHERpiece, please visit/contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anjuli has worked in the education field for the past twelve years. Her experience crosses a variety of age groups including ages birth through 12 and 14-18. She has worked in various fields teaching children in different classifications including, preschool, elementary and secondary education. Anjuli is a trained AVID tutor and utilizes tutoring, growth and development techniques while assisting “at risk” students from kindergarten through college. In addition Anjuli, has eight years of creating and providing trainings in the areas of Professional Development, Early Childhood Education, Mentoring and Tutoring. Anjuli believes in the power of education and experiences in utilizing the E4 model providing students with opportunities, tools and a strong foundation to be successful throughout life.
Born and raised in Durham, NC, Jaleassia is a true southerner at heart – with a love for all things warm and sweet. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jaleassia went on to pursue a masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston-Salem State University. With a background in advocacy and support for individuals with disabilities, Jaleassia has dedicated her career to promoting diversity and inclusion in all spaces from education to employment.
While off the clock, Jaleassia is an avid traveler and baker. Spreading sunshine and happiness, one sprinkle at a time.
Meet our Creative Director Alyse Watt. Alyse attended UNCC for four years studying visual arts and illustration. Through out the years she has nourished her talents in visual art. Alyse believes in empowering women with their own special gifts unique to them. Alyse hopes to be able to help women find or elevate their talents through the E4 model helping them take their lives to the next level.