Janaia Nash, of Atlanta, Georgia, is a board of directors member of Peace Through Action USA. Janaia is a versatile professional with strong leadership, human resources, and project management skills. Janaia is the co-founder of Athena’s Shield, a social venture set on improving the lives of women around the world. She serves as the chief program officer for the Travis Manion Foundation, a veterans service organization that empowers veterans and the families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. Previous positions include Vice President of military and veterans programs at Points of Light, Fellowship Program Director of The Mission Continues, Executive Team Leader at TGT Corporation, and Human Resources Officer in the U.S. Army. Janaia is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, a high school recruiter for the West Point Association of Graduates, and community volunteer with The Mission Continues. Janaia is a U.S. army veteran and graduate of the United States Military Academy. Janaia holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University.
Janaia is motivated to serve Peace Through Action as a board of directors member because “I believe in the vision of the organization. Although we have made great strides as a country in ensuring a safe and equal society for all people, our communities are still facing incidents of racial discrimination, political discord, and sexual orientation bias that are fueled by violence, anger, and hate. As an American citizen, a veteran, and a mother, I feel it is my personal responsibility to face this challenge with peace through action.”