Meet The Team

The Day-to-Day Movers & Shakers

Damali Elliott Petals-N-Belles

Damali Elliott | Founder, Chief Dream Builder

A relentless dreamer, tireless advocate, and non-conformist with innovative creativity, Damali Elliott is leading a movement to empower girls around the world.

After enduring a self-admitted “crisis of purpose,” Damali left a successful young career in entertainment public relations to fulfill her true calling as a mentor and leader for at-risk girls.

She has given keynote addresses at the 2014 Boys & Girls High School Health Summit for GIRLS! and the 2014 PS/IS 262 El Hajj Malik Shabazz Elementary School graduation. Damali has also inspired audiences at Montessori Progressive Learning Center, Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, and New York University. She has been featured in ESSENCE magazine, on,, and, and on News12 Brooklyn and New York City Media.

To date Damali has raised over a quarter million dollars in her quest to empower girls and propel Petals-N-Belles to the forefront of the nonprofit community.Six years, one nonprofit, and 30,000 cups of coffee later, today Damali is a sought-after speaker, blogger, and mentor who helps girls everywhere dream bigger, smarter, and louder.Learn more about Damali’s story.

Meet the Board

The Secret Weapons Behind This Great Cause

Melvin R. Thompson, Ed. D. | Board Chair

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E. Isis Adewale | Board Member

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Natalie Archibald | Board Member

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 Danielle Brown | Board Member

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Les Brown | Board Member

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Meet the Advisory Board

The Amazing Minds Offering their Guidance and Expertise

Amy Scherber | Advisory Board Member

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Michelle Sprott | Advisory Board Member

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Larry Ossei-Mensah | Advisory Board Member

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