Through compassionate advocacy, nurturing mentorship, and resilient mothering, Jatesha “Jaye” Wilson is reshaping the world of maternal health for women of color. She is a nurse, CEO, founder, social impact speaker, maternal health advocate, self-sufficiency coach, and mother to two brilliant young girls. Drawing from her own experiences with adversity, motherhood and overcoming, Jaye’s work and resiliency has inspired the lives of women across the globe and is changing how we think of parenting. In her professional career, Jaye has worked in community health and outreach as a nursing operational manager while simultaneously lobbying in Washington DC, New York and New Jersey as a community advocate for the LGBT+ community. Through these positions, she has gained a more nuanced understanding of the importance of advocacy, and how public engagement can create better physical, emotional and mental health outcomes for communities. Inspired by her own transitions from marriage to divorce, Jaye created a community of support that changed the narrative of motherhood, sisterhood and womanhood. Melinated Moms was born out of Jaye’s desire for a space to be seen, heard, and valued after her divorce. That desire continues to serve as the organization’s foundation.