Meet the Team

Nicole Yang

The Waves of Change grant is the “brain baby” of brand expert and designer, Nicole Yang. Owner and founder of the Design Lab, Nicole creates beautiful brands and visual experiences for businesses. 

Kate Hutcheson

Working alongside Nicole, Kate is the resident cat herder and project manager. She’s in charge of making sure grant recipients and the grant board work seamlessly together, and move their big ideas forward.

Latasha Doyle

Owner of Uncanny Content, Latasha is in charge of copy for grant recipients’ websites, as well as content strategy. Working closely with the grant recipient, Latasha is here to ensure your message is heard loud and clear.

Nicole Boucher

As a business strategist with an MBA, Nicole’s focus is on helping our grant recipients build the most efficient and profitable business by focusing on strategic projects. She works alongside Yasmine to help you build a business that lasts.

Yasmine Kashefi

Armed with an MBA and a decade of experience growing businesses and teams, Yasmine is here to help grant recipients streamline internal processes, establish profitable income streams, and build a business that lasts.

Myrna Daramy

Backed by an MBA and over 15 years of expertise in tech, Myrna’s role is to make sure that you have a solid tech stack, help optimize your brand so it can be found, and check-in with you throughout the entire process to make sure you're having the BEST experience! 

The Review Board

Aleia Walker

Maritza Tobon

We're supported by a board of reviewers, who donate their time and perspectives to read through all semifinalist applications and help us choose our winner.