Board Of Directors

Alisha Hall  
President

A Chicago, IL native, Mrs. Hall followed her passion for music to Columbia College Chicago where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Entertainment Management with a concentration in the Music Business. After college, she spent the next ten years in Los Angeles at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) administering royalties and supporting the careers of composers, songwriters and publishers.  


The seeds for Golden Women Foundation were planted during a casual get together with Mrs. Hall and friends. Eight hours and many topics later, she knew this gathering had grown into something more than just a "conversation with the girls."  The idea of establishing a network of women of worth and value had taken root. 


As president, Mrs. Hall focuses on GWF full-time by creating opportunities and encouraging women to become the best they can, not only for themselves but also for others around them.  


Mrs. Hall strives every day to lead by example and live a Golden life.   

  





Ja-Nia Sanon  Vice President

Mrs. Sanon believes that all women should be able to find the help they need to become Golden Women and hopes to be able to aid in the growth of women across the country and around the world.  In pursuit of that goal, she currently works with infants as a Child and Youth Assistant.

Born in Chicago, IL, as the youngest of five children, Mrs. Sanon embodies the spirit of Golden Women.  Throughout her college years, she maintained a full-time job as a bank teller while pursuing her educational goals. A love of food and the culinary arts led to an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts from Kendall College in Chicago and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Northeastern Illinois University. 

Mrs. Sanon lives with her husband, a United States Airman, near Las Vegas, Nevada.






Maria Davis  Secretary

A Chicago, IL native, Ms. Davis has always been a creative, driven and self-motivated individual.  She has provided marketing leadership and support for various Fortune 500 companies and is currently a Marketing Manager for Campaigns & Promotions at the United Stationers Supply Company (USSCo). 

Active in her community, Ms. Davis volunteers as a tutor at La Rabida Children’s Hospital for children with chronic illnesses.  In the past, she has served as a volunteer for the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago and as a board member of the Black Management Association for the Kellogg School of Management’s Part-time MBA Program.

Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Marketing Management, Management and Strategy, and Social Enterprise from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.






LaJuana Stanton  Treasurer


As a Consumer Lending Underwriter for various banks, Mrs. Stanton knows the value of financial education. She focuses on educating and empowering young women on the important aspects of financial management such as preparing a household budget, balancing a checking account, spending money wisely, etc. 


Born and raised in Chicago, IL, and the oldest of five children, Mrs. Stanton went back to school while juggling marriage, raising two children and a full-time job. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting degree and Master’s of Science Degree in Forensic Accounting from Roosevelt University.









Christina Fischer  Board of Director

As a fitness and lifestyle coach, Ms. Fischer has always had a passion for empowering women to be their best selves. She has over 15 years experience in strength training, dance training, athletics, and injury prevention, and focuses on internal awareness and helping her clients (many of whom are women) build the self-esteem, confidence, and toolbox to confidently approach exercise on their own for life. Born and raised in Chicago IL, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business-Finance with Honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is certified with NASM and NPTI and holds a Corrective Exercise specialization.





Maricris Lapaix  Board of Director

As the former Miss California US for The Pageant US system, Ms. Lapaix used her platform to promote health, wellness, and youth sports. As a fitness model, she has modeled for sports companies such as Adidas, Mizuno, Skechers, Puma, Dick's Sporting Goods, Reebok, and REI.


She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies from Cal State University, Long Beach and completed her Master’s of Arts in Communication Management with an emphasis in Entertainment Management from the University of Southern California.


Her volunteer experience includes working with the Special Olympics, which is one of the highlights of her volunteer service. As an athlete herself, she finds it very heartwarming and inspiring to see the athletes compete at such high levels.