CHRISSY MONROE, FOUNDER & CEO
Chrissy Monroe is a Baltimore native who cur rently resides in NYC. Mostly known for her work in the entertainment world, writing and entrepreneurship.
Chrissy is the founder and President of Survive to Thrive Global, a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation using her platform and resources to spread awareness and educate the public against Domestic Violence. After almost losing her life to this worldwide epidemic in 2015, Chrissy Monroe decided to come public with her experience and become a voice for the voiceless thus making an impact in the lives of so many.
Chiquita Stephenson is known Nationally and Internationally as an Agent of Change. Her expertise as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director and Director of Development and Public Relations for the Public and Private Sector continues to bring forth dynamic economic development and growth to and for communities through her ability to develop and implement organizational structure for Non-For-Profit/For Profit, Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Board Management, Fundraising/Investment Leveraging, Cost Control, Compliance and Financial Structuring.
Mrs. Stephenson is a public servant who served on the Stamford Board of Education for 6 years and facilities and navigates policy on a local, state and federal level. She owns and operates 7 successful businesses and is determined to see prosperity locally, nationally and internationally.
Dawn Florio is a criminal defense attorney who is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is a top trial attorney and celebrity lawyer. Dawn has had her own law firm for 18 years called “The Dawn M. Florio Law Firm, PLLC.” She is a tough litigator and a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. She zealously represents her clients and is called the “Pretty Pitbull.”
Dawn Represents women who have been charged with killing or assaulting their domestic partners in self defense who were being abused. She was an Assistant District Attorney for twelve years, handling high profile cases. She was an advocate for domestic violence survivors and a spokesperson educating people on how to leave a relationship where they were abused. Dawn has been involved with many bar assertion committees that help domestic violence victims.
Dawn Florio is a member of the Board of Directors of Survive to Thrive Global. She takes her experience from the criminal justice arena to send a message that domestic violence will not be tolerated. She counsels incarcerated defendants at Riker’s Island who have suffered emotionally and physically from domestic violence.
Isis Richardson, MSW is a graduate of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She is also a veteran of the United States Army. Isis, prides herself on three social pillars justice, equality and dignity. Through these pillars she strives to promote and advocate for communities, and populations that are vulnerable and or disenfranchised. Education and awareness are key elements needed in ending stigma, that she works toward!
Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.
Other awards include the 2013 PRNDI (Public Radio National Directors Incorporated) Award for best ongoing team coverage of breaking news, The Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg, as well as recognition by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, for her ongoing coverage of the Newark Public School District.
Prior to her time at WBGO Alexandra lived in Los Angeles California for five years where she worked in Public Relations in the field of entertainment.
Rashia Tashan Fisher
Rah Digga is an American rapper, model and actress better known by her stage name Rah Digga. She is best known as a longtime member of the Flipmode Squad, a hip hop group led by Busta Rhymes. She has been called “one of rap’s most prominent women MCs” by Allmusic and “one of hip hop‘s most skilled female MCs” in the book How to Rap. Throughout her career, Rah Digga has collectively sold over 1 million records worldwide