Meet Our Staff
& Board Members
At Zepp Wellness, our staff and board look like you; your needs are our priority- focusing on safe housing, trauma recovery & management, stress & harm reduction, and various holistic healing services.
Tabytha is a TGNB community educator, public policy advocate, activist, outreach coordinator, office manager and mom in New York. Tabytha attends Hostos Community College-seeking her LMSW. She is also fluent in American Sign Language.
Director of Black Trans Services
Chanel is a trans woman of color who is an activist and advocate for the trans/TGNC and non-binary community. Chanel is currently the transgender community liaison at the city commision on human rights in her city.
Run Me My Coin Facilitator
Run Me My Coin Facilitator
Kisha is a Black Trans woman from Brooklyn, New York. She is currently employed by the City of New York as a Residential Aid in a homeless shelter. Kisha is passionate about her community and serves as a Rent Relief Coordinator for Zepp Wellness Center's 'Run Me My Coin' fund for Trans women navigating s-x work.
Raquel is a Therapist, Sex Educator and Sex Worker. She is trained as a counselor, specifically in Marriage and Family Therapy. She facilitates coaching, in-person sessions for residents of Florida, and online sessions for non-Florida residents. Additionally Raquel facilitates our online support group for femme-identified Sex Workers in collaboration with the Equitable Care Certification. Raquel took the tools taught in white supremacist, cisheteropatriarchal, capitalist graduate programs and uses them to heal the community she serves from a decolonized perspective.
Leah is the founder of Ashe Vibes, a holistic self-care brand dedicated to women’s wellness. She is currently pursuing a masters in oriental medicine and is projected to begin practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine in 2022. Leah is both a student and teacher of Taoist energy work and specializes in qigong & neigong. It is through this work that she hopes to enhance the vitality and longevity of womxn everywhere.
Trauma Informed Energy Work
Mel is a first generation Mexican-American woman raised on Wichita, Kansa, Sioux, Osage Land (SE Kansas). Melissa’s passion for this work comes from lived experience as a bisexual non-black person of color, survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and a sexual assault survivor (SAS) maneuvering through this world. As a child of immigrant parents, she has seen the constant violence toward immigrant communities first hand. Their internal fire fuels their desire to create and be of service to liberation. Melissa believes creativity is required to imagine a world free of oppressive systems.
Chief Operating Officer
Angie Gunn LCSW CST, is an unapologetic badass seeking to effectively navigate & dismantle systems of oppression at every level. As a queer, kinky, non-monogamous abuse survivor and sex worker, she’s experienced the daily fight to balance personal and professional fulfillment and sexual expression. Through mediation, workshop facilitation and one on one support, her goal is personal integration with all the parts of herself, to provide transformation for all the parts of each of you, your relationships, and your communities.
Nina Bailey is a passionate social justice advocate with over 20 years of experience in family and youth services, emphasizing emotional and mental wellness. In her work, she experienced a common theme of a lack of emphasis on healing and recognizing individuals' humanity within the systems she worked in, and gained valuable insights into effective strategies and approaches for promoting social justice and addressing systemic inequalities. Nina is also a Death Doula and yoga/meditation practitioner with a mission to provide authentic death doula services through the use of spirituality, compassionate companionship, and unbiased support to all communities, with a personal attachment to Black and LGBTQIA+ individuals and families. She believes that giving space and time to death and grief is important for emotional, spiritual, and mental liberation to living life as a whole human. She enjoys music, dark humor, and spending time with the sun.
Natalie Pierre-Louis is a licensed attorney and business formation specialist. She helps creatives and entrepreneurs navigate the legal steps during the startup phase of business. She is passionate about making business and legal education as accessible to everyone as possible as she truly believes that entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to improve one's life circumstances. She teaches through a combination of one-on-one coaching, digital products and a live show on social media where she teaches business concepts using pop culture and celebrity news.
Jenna Torres is a Community Advocate, Human Rights Supporter, and an active member of the reproductive justice movement. With a lived experience approach to comprehensive sexual education, Jenna is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals can access accurate and empowering information about their bodies and sexual health. In addition to her work in reproductive justice, Jenna is committed to promoting cooperative economic equity for the BIPOC community. Jenna is a Published Author and Spoken Word Artist, using her talents to elevate the voices and experiences of marginalized communities. She is also an Entrepreneur and proud mother to four beautiful children. Through her work, Jenna defends and empowers individuals and communities to build realistic solutions to real-life problems such as violence, poverty, and discrimination.
Meet Tranzzlation Director Miss Ro Boyce: “We underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. That’s my why, it’s what guides me in doing the work of Black & Brown Liberation……. From a place of love”. Ro is a Washington based Public Health Practitioner centered around Black and Brown healthcare access, Black birthing outcomes and gender affirming care.
Danielle Lucero (she/they), MSW, MPH, joins the Zepp Wellness Board with experience serving on the Public Health Awakened Steering Committee and her tribe's governing health board. In her work, she centers Indigenous knowledge, liberatory research practices, collective care, and collaboration with the community. She is dedicated to continuing the legacy of those before her to fight for justice. They work towards a future that prioritizes rest, accessibility, sustainability, and community wellbeing.