ACHI Women Supporting Women Association, Inc. 2018 Love Yourself Wome's Conference
     ACHI Women Supporting      Women Association, Inc. 2018 Love Yourself Wome's Conference

President, Kiyanni Bryan


Kiyanni Bryan is an Author, a Certified Life & Business Coach, published journalist and mentor. She is the owner of Kiyanni Impacts LLC, where she specializes in creating digital products and e-courses, offering publishing services for authors, providing coach - consulting for entrepreneurs and small businesses. In addition to business development, Kiyanni is in expert in personal development such as mental rehab, abuse recovery and relationship building. As an empowerment coach & solutions strategist, she delivers life transformational speeches that inspires and motivates change.


Vice President, 





Volunteer Manager, Erika Grasse 

Erika Grasse is a perfect fit for the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Raised by military parents she was able to travel the world and then marrying she became a military spouse. Erika is an active member of the community, she has been supportive of ministry with running a youth group for 10 years. A Girl Scout leader for 16 years, her troop is still active, the ACHI WSWA ladies will see them all at some point. As they are never far from her. Erika currently has a position  with TRose International Management Group, Inc. which lends itself for her to meeting those in the bridal, event and modeling industry. This giving her the opportunity to form great professional relationships. Supporting and helping youth is a key focus of Erika Grasse, having run before and after school programs as well as preschool too. Erika earned her BA and started a business, Freelance Managerial Business Services, offering specific brainstorming sessions with an artistic muse flair to make sure that the business she is working for is unlike another business and reflects it’s own style that gives others the support and necessary skills to aid them in starting their own businesses. A professional person, her focus is being fair and just in all  business practices. Erika smiles a lot and those that know her will all agree she has a big heart. Married to her high school sweetheart, Juan Grasse, they have 2 amazing children, Taylor 21 and son Trevor 18.  



Members Recruiter & Relations Manager, Karen Fardella


Extensive experience technical writing, developing online help systems, designing websites, and creating training materials. Seventeen years experience creating software documentation. Seven years management experience plus employee development and supervision. Four years customer support experience including maintaining customer relationships, installing software, trouble-shooting problems, training users, tracking problem reports, and testing program changes.


Financial Manager, Sandra Purvis

I am an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. I do

one-to-one and group trainings; setup for new users; trouble shooting and more.

Activities & Events Manager, Yvette Williams


Being an artistic visionary started early with Yvette Williams. At the age of 10 years old after Yvette drew her first picture in chalk, she bolding announced, “I am going to be an artist”. She has followed her passion and dream ever since.


As a visual merchandizer, doing window displays and continuing into an award winning floral designer. Including winner 2012 Designer of the Year. Developing the skill and experience of

various genres. Crocheting, drawing, painting, pottery, sewing, interior design and decorating.


Including being an accomplished poet, with published works.

After the love of much travel and residing in New York and all the fashion exposure. Yvette

returned to Hampton Roads to pursue opening her own business, Designs By The Bohemian

Queen. Featured in fashion shows in New York and Atlanta. Yvette designs are one of a kind in

jewelry. Fashion sculptured from up-purposed cd’s, wires, buttons, glass beads, and found

objects. Each custom piece is created from discarded objects, being turned into the unnoticed

of ordinary into extraordinary. Featured in The Virginian Pilot, her work is shared at

custom couture fashion shops, art studios, New York and Virginia Fashion Week and a host of

other locations. Including private showings for affluent clients.


Yvette is humble and continues to share, ‘she is a work in progress’. Always learning and

growing and discovering her dreams and desires that many time she herself is unaware of.

Yvette and her expansive art work collection many of her own pieces and favorite collection of

pillows live in Norfolk, VA.


Social Media Manager, Melissa Daughtry


Melissa Daughtry is a freelance makeup artist based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  At 37, she never in her wildest dreams would have thought that she would be a business owner and do something that was more than just a job. Since her start almost four years ago, Melissa has since become owner and operator of Kabod Artistry, has joined a staff of makeup artists and has become Executive Makeup Artist for Virginia Full Figured Fashion Week, has been a featured makeup artist for the Christian stage play The Missionary of OZ (loosely based on the play, The WIZ) and up and coming film THE ART OF LOVE,  has become featured in blogs, and has numerous webcasts featuring other local MUA's.  As she is continuing to grow her resume, she still finds time to volunteer her services for local charities for women empowerment.  Melissa believes that there is splendor and beauty that dwells in every woman beyond what we see on the outward appearance. Her job is to only enhance God's beauty and majesty in women, not to recreate it.


Melissa is also a wife of ten years, a mother of one, and a full-time teacher.

She hopes to become a full-time Professional Makeup Artist in the next two years with her own beauty space to makeover women and be a Disposable Cosmetic Supplier.


Social Media Manager, Cherie Holloman


Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Licensed Minister of the Gospel since 2008. Travel throughout preaching and teaching the Gospel. I have had the opportunity to preach to all races and ages first as a guest minister at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community in Virginia as well as different denominations throughout the state of Virginia and North Carolina. I host a Sunday Morning Radio Show entitled 'Sunday Morning with Lady Rie" at WLQM AM 1250 The Light in Virginia. I currently work as an Activities Coordinator at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community where I lead exercise classes, create the monthly newsletters, create flyers for different events, drive transportation for local residents. I lead devotions once a month as well as Bible Study as assigned at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community. I am a self published author and I am the owner of Black Diamond Entertainment. I am in partnership with Devine Jamz Gospel Network. God has blessed me with many talents and gifts to be utilized to build and uplift the Kingdom of God and His people.

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