Talonda Rogers
Founder and CEO

A dedicated, focused, and detail-oriented nurse of 15 years and nurse instructor of the last five (5) years with the very same program that began her career. She decided to pursue a career in nursing education in response to the nursing and nursing instructor shortage. Talonda finds joy in teaching the world's future nurses.

During the 2020 Pandemic, Talonda wrote her first book, dedicating it to her nursing students called, Nursing School. What I Learned May Make Your Life Easier. It became an Amazon Best Seller.

Talonda founded the 4th Trimester MAHMEE as a way of filling the gap that exists with postpartum care. Currently, there is not enough care for the mom once she is home with her baby in the first critical months after giving birth, the 4th Trimester. 

The Story Behind the Brand

Twenty-three years ago, Talonda experienced the loss of her son due to medical negligence during pregnancy. Talonda expressed her worries to her doctor about symptoms like blurred vision, excessive thirst, and decreased fetal movement; sadly, her concerns were dismissed. Tragically, her son, Brandon, was stillborn. This traumatic event led her to pursue a career in nursing. Motivated by the high mortality rates of Black women in childbirth, she advocates for change using her personal experience as a patient and a nurse to make a difference.

Our Mission

To educate, empower, and be a voice for women. To advocate for positive and optimal health outcomes during and after pregnancy, and after pregnancy or infant loss. Through research, programs, and direct support, we will elevate the awareness of complications impacting historically vulnerable communities and work to change the narrative and ensure the best care possible for all women and their families.

Our Vision

Through continuous education, advocacy, and care, no mother will die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Meet the Team

Inaugural Board of Directors

Rohan Wright

Board President

Rohan Wright is presently CEO of Ramsey M&T Solutions. He is successfully guiding MAHMEE towards achieving its goals of increasing awareness about the mental health and the physical complications that occur during the 4th trimester for many mothers and reducing the stigma associated with it. His goal as President is to bring in the necessary resources to make a change and continue to leverage his expertise in the non-profit sector by building relationships with the centers of influence within our communities.  Through strategic planning, fundraising, and collaboration with healthcare professionals, policymakers, and community leaders it’s his objective to push the agenda forward. He is optimistic about the significant impact MAHMEE is poised to make for the better.  

Arkell Lucas

Board Vice President

Arkell Lucas, CNM humbly serves as VP of the Board of the MAHMEE organization.  She became a Registered Nurse in 2008 and found her passion for women's health in 2010, working in labor and delivery.  In 2019, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her Master's degree in Midwifery; currently working at Valley Forge Ob/GYN in Phoenixville, PA.  "Working to bring the importance of the 4th trimester to light is a necessary piece/peace of healing and growing our communities that I am proud to be a part of."

Khristina Barnes

Board Treasurer

Khristina Barnes is currently a Director of Finance who provides fiscal oversight of federal and state grants of a corporation. She has more than 20 years of experience in auditing and accounting, as well as individual and small business taxation. Khristina is also the founder of KMB Tax and Accounting Services, LLC, where she provides tax preparation services, tax planning and consultation, and educational seminars as a way of giving back to the community. 

Markysha Briscoe

Board Secretary

Markysha Briscoe serves as the Board Secretary.  She has over fifteen years of Human Resources experience, with a focus on Talent Management, Learning, and Talent Development.  She currently leads all functionality of a learning management system that supports the personal and professional development of over 4,500 global employees.  Markysha owns and manages a small business with her spouse serving the auto industry.

Aaron Proietti

General Board Member

Aaron Proietti is the founder of Today's Innovator, with a mission to unlock the potential in people to make the world a better place. Aaron is a speaker on the topics of Innovation, Disruption, and Change. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Chester County and is Chairman of the Board of Management for YMCA Camp Cory. Aaron coaches several nonprofits, startups, and leaders to achieve their next level in driving meaningful change.