Aeshia DeVore Branch

Co-Founder / Board Member

Aeshia is living her dream. The writer, producer, and radio host helps teenage girls transition into adulthood through career development and health education. Before founding Teen Diaries, Aeshia worked in the TV industry for over 9 years - working her way up from an intern at ABC to a producer on Sundance Channel's celebrated, primetime series ICONOCLASTS. The avid basketball fan and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was also a model for Wilhelmina in New York City. In her free time, the wife and mother of three girls enjoys reading fashion magazines, listening to music, eating great food, and enjoying the outdoors.

Nicole Johnson Roberson


Nicole Johnson Roberson, LCSW is continuing her mission to provide ethical, creative, and clinically based therapeutic support to today’s youth. She delivers clinical direction through articles that address various mental health concerns and provides education and information about community resources. Nicole has also been involved with other aspects of TEEN DIARIES including the formation of Dear TD (formerly Dear Nicole) and Project Butterfly. Originally from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Nicole currently resides in Atlanta, GA and provides confidential, clinically sound and creative services to youth and adults alike by serving as the clinical director of a small medical solutions company and through her own private practice. The proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. is also a doctoral student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois.

Dawn Reese

Board Member

Dawn Reese is an accomplished media and fashion sales executive with over 20 years of experience. While working in New York City, she made it her priority to mentor young women who wanted a career in the high gloss world of fashion magazines. The lack of diversity in the magazine world fueled her desire to be a part of the Teen Diaries Foundation and showcase to young women all of the opportunities available in the industry beyond just the models in the pages. In her spare time, the wife and mother, enjoys spin class, traveling, vintage and home décor shopping and playing sports with her young son. Dawn Reese is a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, VA.

Think Tank:

This is the bright, super supportive team who help guide our efforts at the Teen Diaries Foundation. They're sort of like the backseat brains of our operation, who give us advice, support, money, and most importantly their time to achieve our goals. We chat with them twelve times a year, and have a ton of fun doing it.

Carol Archer

Office of the Founder & Chairman (David Neeleman), Azul Airlines

Al Branch

CMO, Blueprint / Maverick Management

Erin Hajj

Tax Manager

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