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Our Team

Alicia Robinson
Founder & Executive Director

"Dream-Believe-Achieve isn't just Limitless Ambition's motto; it's the mindset that fuels Executive Director, Alicia Robinson."


Alicia, the visionary force behind Limitless Ambition, is a trailblazer in women's leadership development, dedicating her career to crafting impactful initiatives that resonate across K-12 and Higher Education spaces. As the founder and driving force of Limitless Ambition, Alicia has empowered over 6,000 young women through transformative teen enrichment programs.

Limitless Ambition stands as a beacon of empowerment under Alicia's leadership, making an indelible mark on communities. The organization's commitment to empowering women is evident through teen enrichment programs, donating care packages to girls in foster care, and hosting inspirational women's empowerment events within the community.

Alicia's passion for fostering positive change extends beyond Limitless Ambition and is further exemplified by her role as the Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at Summit Education Initiative (SEI). In this capacity, she orchestrates collaborative efforts for systems change in education across the cradle-to-career continuum. As a backbone organization, SEI works to make education attainable for individuals at every stage of life, and Alicia's leadership plays a pivotal role in driving impactful policies, programs, or processes. She holds a Master's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University.

Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Alicia has received numerous accolades, including the 2020 Kent State University College of Education Recent Alumni Award, the 2020 Athena Young Professional Award, the 2019 Akron Women's Network Emerging Leader Award, the 2019 Crain's Cleveland Notable Women in Entrepreneurship Award, and the 2017 Greater Akron Chamber 30 for the Future Award. In 2023, she was honored with the prestigious Delta Sigma Theta Emerging Leader Award. Moreover, Limitless Ambition, under Alicia's leadership, earned the 2021 National Association of Social Workers Agency of the Year Award.

Alicia's journey, with Limitless Ambition at its core, stands as a testament to her unwavering dedication to empowering women and effecting lasting positive change within communities. Through her transformative work and visionary leadership, Alicia continues to shape a brighter, more inclusive future for generations to come.


Our board of directors is focused on driving the mission of Limitless Ambition while fueling the vision of the future. Our leaders are beacons of empowerment for all of our community and they provide the stewardship needed to ensure we provide value with every strategic step forward.

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Kelli Thomas
Board President

Operational Supervisor at FedEx Custom Critical

Emily Grnach
Board Vice President & Governance Committee Chair

Manager, Training and Communications Office, Ethics and Compliance at First Energy

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Christa Nuru
Board Member & Fund Development Committee Member

College and Career Academy School Counselor at Akron Public Schools

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Gina Betti 
Board Member & Finance Committee Member

Financial Advisor at Edward Jones 

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Melissa Owens
Board Member & Curriculum Taskforce

Haz Mat & Accident Specialist at Fed Ex Custom Critical

Rachelle Yarbrough 
Board Member

Nestle USA, Senior Business Analyst

Tara Jefferson
Board Member

Founder of The Renaissance Suite LLC 

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Ashley Kline 
Board Member

Chief Program Officer at Hope and Healing Survivor Center 

Ericka Shoaff
Board Member

Senior Clinical Strategist at Aetna CVS Health Company 

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Anna Slaght
Board Member 

Senior Director at National Inventors Hall of Fame 

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Stacy Boyd  
Board Member 

Moms and Family Coordinator at First Glance Student Center

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Rebecca Stewart
Board Member 

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

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Davanna Renee 
Board Member

Corporate Trainer, National Admissions

Christina Holloway 
Board Member 

Administrator Officer & CEO of Simply You LLV

Dreama Mason Whitfield 
Board Member

Director of Scholar Voice at Akron Public Schools 

Limitless Ambition Team
Ashley Williams
Director of Finance
Rebecca Smith
Director of Operations
Candace Tell
Program and Events Coordinator
Joi McConnell
Program Facilitator
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Chelsey Palmer
Program Facilitator
Christina Anderson
Program Facilitator
Katelee Mata
Program Facilitator
Ritika Hari
Program Facilitator
Makayla Minard
Program Facilitator
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Madison Cameron
Program Facilitator
Shelby Trimble
Program Facilitator
Gabrielle Barnes
Social Media Specialist
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