ACHI Women Supporting Women Association, Inc.
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  Raleigh/Durham Chapter Board


Chapter President, Kimberly Basnight


Kimberley Basnight, President and CEO of Echos Media Design Agency, is an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, and mentor. 

Having spent more than two decades working with some of the nation’s top business leaders in Fortune 500 companies, Kimberley ventured into entrepreneurship in order to help businesses and entrepreneurs succeed in the marketplace by leveraging her business transformation, organizational change, program management expertise, and her passion for restructuring and building. 

Echos Media is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, and provides 
full portfolio of digital media services and solutions such as web design, video production, and strategic marketing services. Kimberley is passionate about “giving back”, and is very involved in philanthropic work impacting both in the US and abroad.



Chapter Vice President, Tiesha Powell


Tiesha Frontis Powell is a native of Charlotte, NC but relocated to Durham, NC in 1993 to pursue her college education at North Carolina Central University where she graduated with a dual Bachelors in Chemistry and Biology. She believes education is important and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s Degree at Pfeiffer College and will also pursue her Doctorate in Theology. 
She is a woman of purpose,

and virtue, having persevered through diverse challenges including molestation, promiscuity, addiction, domestic abuse, miscarriage, homelessness, divorce and so much more. She lives to share her story with other women and men, encouraging them that they can make it and they can survive. She is a true testimony of resilience and triumph. Her testimony is so powerful that you can only absorb it by hearing it face to face.  
She works full-time as a Sr. Clinical Research Associate

is the mother of three beautiful children and very active within her church yet none of this keeps her from supporting others in the community. Through Know Your Self Worth and her other endeavors she supports the homeless, impoverished and those who are in transition by providing mentoring, financial resources, clothing, food and shelter. She truly believes in the biblical commandments which direct us to take care of the widows, orphans, and destitute. Lady Tiesha is also the proud owner of Secret Treasure’s Consign and Boutique and The Serenity Closet which provides clothing, toiletries and essential items to those who are homeless and/ or living in a recovery treatment facility.

Through empowerment and education, Lady Tiesha prays and hopes for restoration in the lives of other people. She has held numerous Women’s Empowerment Conferences, support groups, and other events to ensure that people have access to what they need in order to be successful in life. She has been a keynote speaker and inspirational speaker for numerous conferences and events which support women and youth; she has also appeared on several radio shows, while also launching heron radio show KYSW Global Radio through Praise Network Global Media Network in December 2015. Her media savvy does not end with radio, she is also a former Inspirational writer for Simply Elevate Magazine. 

Lady Tiesha is dedicated and committed to Kingdom building, genuine giving, community advocacy, family cohesiveness and healing for broken people. She is a proud member of Unfailing Love Christian Church in Durham under the leadership of Pastor Rose Thomas where she faithfully serves and is active in several ministry capacities.




Activities & Events Manager, Tina Bailey



Tina Bailey has a passion for empowering women to be the best version of themselves.  As a certified Christian Life Coach, author and motivational speaker, she push women to move past their fears and live the life they were created to live - a life of purpose. 

Most of her coaching clients are women who have been in church for years yet religious myths have kept them trapped in a life they aren't happy with. She encourages those women to develop a relationship with God and allow Him to reveal His plan for their life.  She has a natural ability to tear down walls of denial and tap into the true fears and hindrances of these women.

After years of trying to live a “perfect” life, Tina realized there was no such thing as a perfect life. But there is a purpose-filled life. In her book "What You're Hiding is Hindering Your Blessing", she reveals how only a relationship with God can reveal that true purpose.

As a survivor of domestic violence, she serves on the speaker’s bureau for RAINN and InterAct.  She is the founder of Tina Bailey Online, which offers online resources to build confidence and courage in women. Through which, she hosts an annual conference entitled "The HELP Conference" providing a place of honesty, encouragement, loyalty and prayer to all women. She also hosts several events throughout the year to motivate women to empower each other.

Chapter Secretary, Ch-Hara J Pearson


Ch-Hara J Pearson is a native of Jersey City, NJ currently residing in Fayetteville, NC.  She’s a wife, mother of four, current student of North Carolina Central University and employed full time at Blue Cross NC.  With all of her responsibilities she makes time to run her non-profit organization S.C.A.R.S. Inc (Survivors Connecting And Restoring Self).

As a survivor of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse, her life mission to make sure survivors have accessibility to the treatment, counseling and care to heal from their trauma.    

Recruiter & Relations Mgr, Arleathea Johnson


Arleathea Johnson, born in Raleigh, NC and spent most of my childhood in Richmond, VA where I attended high school and college, majoring in Business Administration at Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceburg, VA only to return to my home state of NC in 1997.


I am a Real Estate Broker and Licensed Loan Officer with over 20 years of experience, helping low to moderate income buyers achieve home ownership in the Raleigh, NC area.  Being able to assist buyers is the greatest gift to me.  I enjoy mentoring young women into business and laying a road map for them to see professional and established women that they can network with.


I am a wife of 21 years and a mother to the light of my life, my 20-year-old son.  I look forward to serving on the board and bringing more women into this phenomenal sisterhood.


Financial Manager, Dr. Jay Sabir


I am a very outgoing and ambitious individual who is dedicated to scholastic and scholarly advancement. I currently obtain a Doctorate in Business Management, MBA-Masters in Business Administration and an MSL-Masters in Organizational Change & Leadership. I pride myself in giving back through taking part in the adult educational systems that provide Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees when available.


When possible, I help to provide rental properties to candidates that are definitely worthy and just need a chance, but would normally be disapproved due to credit and other unfortunate economical status.  


Currently I own a small custom engraving business that provides things such as corporate awards, plaques, trophies, acrylics and promotional/gift giving items.  


As it stands, I have a long history in financial management within the corporate arena. I am happy to be able to bring some of that talent to this sisterhood. I look forward to playing my part in assisting in the growth of this outstanding organization.


Mentor Program Manager, B. Jacqueline Jeter


B. Jacqueline Jeter aka The Encouragement Ambassador is a celebrated Independent Certified Leadership Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team. She uses her platform as a published co-author in the best selling anthology, Endurance: Going the Distance From the Valley to the Mountaintop, and as the Visionary of the encouragement blog, Reign Drops, to further her mission of helping others see that no matter what they are facing they can walk in triumph. Her motto is Triumph trumps winning....every time. 

Jacqueline is also the CEO and Founder of the personal development company, The Ripple Effect Development Group, whose passion is to empower women of all walks of life and disenfranchised youth to realize their full potential and excel in their life’s passion and purpose. She is also the Founder and CEO of the non-profit, Full Belly, Full Mind, whose focus is to help close the gap in food insecurity in children and thereby giving them a better chance for learning.

In conjunction to leadership development, Jacqueline is a consummate pharmaceutical veteran with 20 plus years experience in global drug research and development program management.


As a budding author, she will be appearing in three more anthologies this year as well as publishing her debut work, Altar Blockers.


Jacqueline is a licensed minister, teacher and faithful servant in the kingdom of God at Wake Chapel Church under the leadership of Bishop J Jasper Wilkins II.

In her ‘downtime’ Jacqueline likes reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, philanthropic activities, and listening to music. She is an avid sports fan, especially with anything associated with her beloved NC State Wolfpack. She currently resides in the Raleigh, NC area. 



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