Whatever I do for another, I do for myself
Her Many Voices Foundation (HMVF) is a small organization that does big things in the world. We started out as artists responding to humanitarian needs. Since then we've grown to include activists and global community members.
Our mission is to ignite the Artivist (Artist/Activist) in us all, in order to move our passions to purpose, for the betterment of women, children and our Mother Earth.
Oversees all operations
Oversees all operations
Alicia Fall, Founder and Visionholder of Her Many Voices Foundation, has been a lifelong doer and creator. Fall is a TEDx Talk presenter, a recipient of the New York State Assembly Citation Award, board member for the Coalition Against Global Genocide and for Tiyospaye Winyan Maka, both as a representative for Indigenous Peoples.
Ms. Fall has been on the International Hemp Speaking circuit, speaking on Hemp and Humanity. Presentations include: the ASACON Hemp Conference (Asahikawa, Japan); the Euro Hemp Tour (Milan, Italy; and Naklo, Poland); at the Posner Center for International Development and The Asian Hemp Summit (Kathmandu, Nepal). Ms. Fall is delighted to have been nominated for the Mother Earth Award by the NOCO team in 2022.
Mother Earth Award — This award is to honor a woman whose entrepreneurial spirit has ushered a new era of business leaders through her skills and execution in agriculture. She is a visionary who has cultivated relationships through education, inclusivity, and collaboration. Her determination and dedication support our farmers and contribute immensely to building the supply chain making her a trailblazer and inspiration to others.
Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Board Chair Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison has over 39 years of professional aviation experience with 28 of those as a supervisor, manager and human resources specialist. Currently, Vanessa is with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Flight Stands (AFS) Leadership Development Team-Leadership Coach (ACC) and Change Management Advisor (CMA). Vanessa is a certified business coach responsible for coaching senior executives and managers as a CMA. Vanessa supports Change Management Practitioners on various project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans. She is a graduate of the FAA Nation Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) and the Southwest Region LEAD Program (Leadership Enhancement and Development Program).
She has served on OBAP's Board of Directors as Vice Chair and board member since1990. Vanessa received honorary membership with OBAP for her years of service with the organization. Vanessa continues to serve on other aviation-related organizations' Board of Directors. She holds a M.B.A. - University of Phoenix and B.A. - University of Southern California. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She and her husband of 32 years, Tony Jamison, have two adult children, Mikiala and Anthony (Bryce). She is the proud grand-puppy-parent to 'Red' and 'William.' Vanessa makes her home in Aurora, Colorado.
Board Member, Youth Coordinator
Chenoa Francis belongs to the Dineh and Hopi tribes. She is 22 years old and an activist for Native rights. Born into an American Indian Movement (AIM) family, she grew up attending protests and marches. At a young age she began to watch the strong moms, sisters, aunties, grandmas, and daughters, which inspired her to become a hardworking, independent woman, like her role models. During High School she worked at Tocabe, the only Native American restaurant in Colorado, fine tuning roles of responsibility. Today she works full time as a spa manager. Chenoa has been a volunteer for Spirit of the Sun and Four Winds American Indian Council. She has actively attended events and gotten her hands dirty in the Indigenous garden. She has also spoken about many topics, including racism (We are not a mascot), Indigenous rights and everything in between. She has traveled extensively around Colorado as an invited guest speaker, visiting schools, conferences, and the Colorado State Capital on behalf of bettering our future for the next seven generations to come. When not working, Chenoa's favorite activities to do are painting, art, fitness, education, and working with her community.
Board Member, Treasurer/Accountant
Gabriel Hicks has an extensive education history including a Bachelors in Business/Accounting, an MBA, a Masters of Accounting and Financial Management, and a graduate certificate in Information system Management. He currently works as the Chief Accounting Officer for Hick Accounting Service, Inc. where he has been providing tax, accounting, and consulting services to individuals and businesses over the past 9 years. Gabriel is also a Professor at DeVry University where he has been since June 2012. In the past Gabriel held a position as a finance manager for the State of Colorado, and a Controller for an ambulance company. Other interests and hobbies of his includes football, and most of all spending time with his family.
Tamara Cantave (Haitian/Taino)
Board Member, Haiti Projects Director, Financial Education Director
Ms Cantave is an educator. She has a BA in Psychology, has been a teacher in the NYC public school system and now teaches financial education to underserved populations. She is Haitian and is providing land for HMVF to use for hemp growth and business development. Her father and mentor, Montaigue Cantave, was Haiti's Minister of Agriculture. He worked closely with the UN, FAO and USAID, building tight relationships for many years, with Tamara in tow. Tamara Cantave is certainly a manifestation of her father's legacy.
Board Member, Hawaiian & Asian Coordinator
Artist Tommy Nahulu is a native Hawaiian whose interests and passions revolve around his love and support for the planet and humanity. Serving and protecting the homeless community, displaced women, and children, is of great significance to him, in large part due to his own personal experiences. His years growing and harvesting hemp in Colorado have helped make him a knowledgeable and active member of the hemp community.
Chief Lee Plenty Wolf
Advisory Board Member, Spiritual Advisor
Chief Lee Plenty Wolf is a man of many dedications. He is a Lakota spiritual Leader and Sundance Chief of the Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge, South Dakota Reservation. He served as Spiritual leader at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock Reservation, to help protect land, people, and resources. Lee is also Chief at the Plenty Wolf Sundance in Manderson, South Dakota and Spiritual advisor of the non-profit White Horse Creek Council. On top of being a U.S. Army Veteran, Chief Plenty Wolf is also drum keeper for the Plenty Wolf Singers and Special Events Manager of the Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples Day Parade and Pow Wow.
Advisory Board Member
Bonita Velez is a born and raised New Yorker. She is a graduate of LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and holds a Master of Fine Arts in dance. As a dancer, Bonita spent most of her career with Joan Miller's Chamber Arts Ballet Company in the role of Principal and Assistant Artistic Director. She also worked and performed with Sheila Kaminsky and Dancers, Ballet de Puerto Rico, Rael Lamb, Eleo Pomare, Rod Rodgers and Chuck Davis. For many years Bonita was an adjunct lecturer in the dance department of Lehman College of The City University of New York. She is a retired certified high school dance teacher for the New York Board of Education.
Pastor Heidi McGinness
Advisory Board Member, Spiritual Advisor
The Reverend Heidi McGinness is an ordained Presbyterian Minister who served as Director of Outreach for Christian Solidarity International-USA 2004 - 2018. CSI-USA is a Christian Human Rights Organization that originated in Switzerland in 1978. CSI assists victims of jihad, war, and persecution. Sixteen trips since 2004 to war-torn Sudan with CSI have catapulted Pastor McGinness into becoming a modern-day abolitionist and passionate defender of the victims of slavery, genocide and persecution of ALL people. In 2009 Pastor McGinness was inducted as a Franciscan Associate of the Dubuque Franciscans for her unwavering resolve to stand by the persecuted and poor. She was awarded the Herbert E. Manning, Jr. Award by the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary for Servant Leadership and Courageous Convictions in Christian Ministry. In 2010 Pastor McGinness was a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business and Social Responsibility Award. In 2012 she received the Global Peacemaking Hero Award from Denver's Center for Spiritual Living. In 2013 Pastor was honored by the South Sudanese Community Association of Colorado and in 2014 she was nominated for the CNN Hero Award.