Our Board Members

Fashionkind Team Members

Johannah Warren

CEO & FOUNDER

Johannah Warren, the founder of Fashionkind modeled this organization after a similar one on the East Coast. Shortly after moving to California, Ms. Warren was diagnosed with an aggressive autoimmune disorder with disabling symptoms. It was time for a change from the stressful business world, and she looked for an organization that she could get behind only to find many such programs lacking and very slow to assist women. Recognizing that there is a very short window before many women go down a path that is often unrecoverable, Fashionkind is geared to fill in the cracks for those who want to quickly get back into the workforce.

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Julia Peterson

Treasurer

Julia Peterson is a hairstylist of fifteen years and Mom of two wonderful teenagers.  Julia is in recovery, a role model for other women that they can live the life of their dreams in sobriety.  Before joining Fashionkind’s Board of Directors, she took her passion for hairdressing into sober living residences to help women feel better about themselves as they embark on their journey of recovery.  Julia joined the of Fashionkind for a bigger role in giving back to the community and the enjoyment that comes from watching women reclaim their lives, one day at a time.

Maria Von Losch

Marketing Director

Maria Von Losch is a Southern California based Digital Expert, Content Coach, Influencer, Author and TV Host. Her current passion is helping individuals (bloggers, influencers) and brands (product, service-based) build an engaged audience through her expertise. Maria started 3 blogs which eventually turned into her current brand Savvynista. Savvynista also brought her back to her retail/styling roots, styling brand campaigns, magazine editorials, and commercials.

She’s a former board member of two Los Angeles charities, Friendly House LA women’s recovery homes and The Mannequins focusing on charitable efforts for the LA Assistance League. She co-chaired 3 years Fashion For Life, a highly attended and celebrity-driven fashion show to raise money for Friendly House LA.

Valerie Grant

Development Director

Valerie A. Grant has worked with nonprofit organizations since 1998. She specializes in grant development which includes strategic planning, grant proposal writing, and funding research.

Valerie is the principal owner of Grant Consulting Services, LLC, a fundraising consulting firm. Grant Consulting Services, LLC assists organizations through project development, comprehensive funding searches, expert grant management, and professional grant proposal writing services. Funding has been secured for clients in the youth development, education, and human services fields from government, corporate and foundation funding sources. Grant Consulting Services, LLC also works with businesses to help obtain Government Contracts.