BOARD OF DIrectors
Cynthia R. Plouché serves as board member of the Alzenia Project as Founder and CEO. Cynthia is extremely passionate about creating a space for women in which they can achieve their goals with a sense of belonging. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and social relations at Harvard University and her Master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Cynthia R. Plouché
Throughout her participation in her numerous other professional, civic, and volunteer activities, she brings a solid commitment to and knowledge of the importance of non-financial factors to organizational excellence in both the corporate and education arenas.
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Dr. Brown is the principal medical scientist for Gilead Sciences’ New York region’s Medical Staff Affairs team. She is an obstetrician and gynecologist whose career reflects a deep interest and expertise in women’s and girls’ health issues, and preventive care.
Dr. Brown is a graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and received her OB/GYN training at Harlem Hospital Center. She completed fellowships in maternal-fetal medicine and surgical-anesthesia critical care at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
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Byron currently serves as the Executive Producer for Urban Aggregate LLC, a multimedia company that produces documentaries, television segments and podcasts for global distribution.
Byron’s work includes the documentaries, “The Legacy of 21” (ESPN), and “The Lessons of Hayti” (ABC); tv shows, “The Source All-Access” (NBC) and "Livin' Large" (UPN); and podcast series, “The Player’s Coalition Podcast” (Spotify), and “Divided By Design” (Spotify).
Byron's work with The Alzenia Project, Inc. includes producing the podcast series, "The Sisterhood of Radcliffe," which highlights the 40-year relationship between a group of accomplished Black women who met as freshman students at Harvard University in 1975. The series will launch in August 2022.
Danielle currently serves as a Project Director for The Alzenia Project, Inc. where she assists CEO Cynthia Plouché in the daily operations and creative direction of the organization, including the development and management of marketing, events, and social media campaigns.
Outside of her work with The Alzenia Project, Inc., Danielle is a respected costume designer and fashion stylist whose work can be seen in international
campaigns for companies including CARHARTT, META/Facebook, HBO Max, NIKE, and CANADA DRY.
Danielle's work in the non-profit sector also includes her work as a Creative Director for the organization, Brown Girls Do Ballet.
Cara has produced commercials, docu-series and feature content for global brands and networks including The Atlantic, ESPN, Google, Adidas, and Samsung. Her PSA on marriage equality was awarded a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival. Her most recent award-winning documentary, DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION, explores the women's movement through the lens of the original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Carra is an honors graduate of New York Law School’s social justice law & policy center and has been a member of the California State Bar since 2008.
Joe is an actuary and leads the Enterprise Risk Management team for the Kuvare US insurance companies. Joe has over 35 years of actuarial and financial experience in the life and annuity insurance industry. He was the appointed actuary for Lincoln Benefit Life and worked for KPMG and Allstate Financial. Joe has a BA from Brown University in mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and Chartered Financial Analyst.