Tenesha M. West is an Aliquippa Native. She attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she studied Elementary Education and Sociology. She enjoys traveling and loves to assist others in any way she can. She is a member of Christ Kingdom Ministry Center (Aliquippa) where she assists in the children's/youth club. Tenesha believes that G.O girls is an organization where young women can come and feel empowered to be exactly who they are and who they want to be; a place where community, creativity, and social justice are at the heart of our work.
Brettney Duck is the founding executive director of G.O Girls incorporated which launched in March 2016. G.O Girls is a nonprofit organization that addresses the critical need for supportive services for young women transitioning from foster care to adulthood. In addition, Ms. Duck currently serves as the housing specialist with Neighborworks of Western Pennsylvania where she provides one on one credit and budget counseling to clients. .
Ms. Duck has developed a sense of devotion to the non-profit sector and has devoted much of her career to the social service arena. Brettney has always been passionate about empowering young women as community leaders and building positive relationships between women of differing backgrounds and generations. Currently Ms. Duck serves on Adagio Health’s Young Leadership Council where the goal is to help diversify and expand participation and involvement in the important work of Adagio Health. Brettney also serves on Neighborhood Allies Grassroots Grant Making community where she invests in resident-led projects that aim to improve neighborhoods and engage neighbors. In 2017, Brettney was nominated as volunteer of the year for Eat N Park Hospitality Group, for her continued service to the community.
Ms. Duck earned her bachelor’s in sociology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing her master’s in Human Behavior from Capella University.