We Make the Change-Makers.
 
 
A MessageFrom our Founder


I believe that a better tomorrow starts with educating and inspiriting women and girls today. That is not to disregard the value of men, it's to say that a disproportionally large number of oppressed and abused humans on the planet continue to be women and girls. That needs to change. We all know this.

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WomenMove was founded out of passion for wanting to help facilitate that change. Our tax-exempt status was approved in 2010. Then, in 2011, due to sudden and unforeseen medical complications, I needed to 'press the pause button' just before our big launch event. It was heart-breaking to me, but I never stopped envisioning where I wanted WomenMove to go once I would be able to return. My passion for the purpose of the mission never lessened, and I continued to think of new ways in which the organization could help make a difference in the world. I am now beginning the return to all aspects of my career, and, while my body has new limitations that need to be managed, there are no limitations to the heights at which I know WomenMove can grow.

I still believe that when a room full of women stand together, nothing is impossible. And I still believe the arts are a powerful vessel for delivering any message. That is why our multi-layered programming approach of incorporating various artistic modalities, used in tandem during our presentations to reinforce written and verbally delivered messages, has not changed.

Why do we incorporate the arts into our programming and presentations?

Because throughout history, the arts have been a continual and consistent unifying force for all of humanity, be it storytelling, theater, dance, music, painting, sculpture, or another medium. For example, a photograph or sculpture needs no translation from one language to another, making art an instantaneously global form of communication.

At WomenMove, we are striving to inspire, unify and educate as many girls and women around the world as possible. When you support WomenMove, you support unique programing that will:

  1. inspire the desire to help others, through artistic presentations targeting common themes relevant to the lives of women and girls today.
  2. help people identify the cause/s they are most passionate about through events with keynote speakers and workshop instructors.
  3. offer events to provide experience and training in order to become effective change-makers.

I am excited and proud to say that plans for our new programming are currently underway with events beginning in 2019.

The name WomenMove was founded as a statement, a belief, and a call to action. I hope you will feel the call as I have and move with us on this journey to a better tomorrow. Please join our mailing list to receive developing details and announcements as we near our new launch date!

Sincerely,
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We are a tax-exempt not-for-profit. Our EIN # is 27-1614843. Our operations rely on the donations of others - no amount is too small. Thank you for your support.

 
The BoardMeet our
Board Members.


WomenMove, Inc. is a tax exempt charitable organization located in Willow Grove, PA (30 minutes north of downtown Philadelphia). We are working to make the world a better place by inspiring, unifying and educating women and girls. We do this through multi-layered programming incorporating various artistic modalities along with traditional presentations and workshops which offer experience, education and training in how to be effective change-makers.

Although we received our 501c3 status in 2010, programming was delayed due to the medical conditions of our Founder. She is back now and we are preparing for our new launch. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Lurainya Koerber, President/Artistic Director

Lurainya Koerber began her professional career as a dancer in 1999. At that time she also embraced her entrepreneurial spirit and began her own dance production company. Her experience has since included the creative and business aspects of teaching, performing, lecturing, choreographing, directing and producing.

Having always been focused on empowering women and girls through her art, Ms. Koerber felt the need to take her vision to the next level, and so founded WomenMove, Inc in 2010. In 2011, just before launching the initial programming, Ms. Koerber needed to put her work on hold while she was dealing with sudden medical problems. She is returning now (Autumn 2018) and looking forward to continuing the efforts of WomenMove and fulfilling her desire to make a difference in the world.

Elijiah L. Gray, Treasurer

Elijiah Gray is a Partner at B2b CFO. She is a seasoned financial professional with over 20 years of experience specializing in helping small to mid-sized businesses achieve success. After 15 years in the C-suite at various companies, Elijiah went on to found a bank focused on serving businesses and non-profit organizations. Her experience building a start-up paired with her experience serving as CFO and COO helps bring a unique strategic perspective to her clients. Elijiah is recognized as a visionary leader who optimizes company potential.

Elijiah earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Northeastern University located in Boston, MA and her MBA with New England College of Business located in Boston,MA.

Elijiah resides in the Doylestown area of Pennsylvania. When she is not working with clients, Elijiah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, golfing, exercising, and collecting wine. Elijiah is also a board member of JEVS Human Services and a former board member of Doylestown Athletic Association and Pennsylvania Bankers Association.

Donald Langsdorf, Secretary

Don has been working in the Legal, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical space for more than 15 years in a variety of roles that span the gamut of creative and professional services; as a designer, creative director, technical illustrator, technologist, trial strategist and UI/UX specialist. At present, Don is the Director of Digital Solutions & Strategy for eHealthcare Solutions in Ewing, NJ.

Don’s knowledge of design, visual and verbal communication, and technological expertise combined with his capacity to work with multidisciplinary groups make him a valuable member of the WomenMove board.

Dr. Angela Bell

Dr. Angela Bell currently works as attending physician at a regional medical center in Northern New Mexico. She graduated in 1997 from the University of Colorado with a BA in Environmental Biology. She continued her education at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 2006. She completed specialty residency training in Emergency Medicine in 2009.

She is an active volunteer in many areas for the underprivileged and rights of women. Currently, she works in an underserved, multicultural area helping to serve the Navajo Reservation; she sat as Medical Director for Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico; she’s participated in the teaching program called “Growing up Healthy”, educating children how to be safe and strong; she also currently works in an underserved multicultural area helping to service the Navajo Reservation; and she volunteered at a free medical clinic treating indigent patients of New Mexico. Dr. Bell deeply believes in what WomenMove stands for, she’s thrilled to join the team and be a part of this rising new nonprofit.

Ms. Alison Pitt

Alison Pitt holds degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Wildlife Conservation and Education. As an active educator for over 20 years, Ms. Pitt has worked in both traditional and non-traditional education institutions. She is the former Head of School at a private K-12 institution in New York City which caters to students in the entertainment business. Currently, Ms. Pitt is co-owner of a film development company and is president of a private educational consulting firm. An avid patron of the arts, and having studied various forms of dance, Ms. Pitt looks forward to working with an organization that understands the value of combining the arts and education.

Advisory Counsel

Dr. John R. Woznicki

Dr. John R. Woznicki is the Dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences at Thomas Edison State University. A long-time professor of literature, he is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles, and holds a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University, an M.A. from The College of New Jersey, and a B.A. from Worcester State University. In addition to his academic work, as a former two-term member of the Lambertville Public School Board of Education and board member of the Lambertville Area Education Foundation, Dr. Woznicki is a strong supporter of innovative educational programs. He also devotes time to the community by coaching youth baseball, softball, football, basketball, and soccer—he currently manages the Next Level Soccer Academy U19 women’s soccer team.

Ms. Dawn Prall George

Ms. Prall George is a results-oriented and dynamic fundraising professional known for her ability to optimize an organization’s charitable profile. A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Prall George’s dedication to serving others transcends her professional commitments.

Her leadership capacity extends to a range of community and civic groups as a volunteer including; former Board President of the Philadelphia Senior Center, Board Vice President of The Birth Center and serving on several committees of not for profits and political organizations throughout the region. Prall George earned a master of business administration degree in marketing and economics and a bachelor of science degree in international marketing and French from Northwest Missouri State University and the University of Missouri. She has a lifelong commitment and passion for women’s issues and empowering women and families.

Mr. Jon Wilner

Mr. Wilner is newly retired from his position as Executive Director from The Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary non profit arts center located in Carrboro, NC. He was an integral part of their many programs serving over 60,000 people each year, approximately 30,000 of them children. Mr. Wilner has a degree from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, and an MFA in Film/Screenwriting from the University of Miami.

Ms. Debbie Mundy

Ms. Mundy is co-owner of AMC Plumbing & Heating, a full service geothermal plumbing, heating and air conditioning company located in the Greater Philadelphia region. She is philanthropic with her time outside of the office, passionately supporting many causes.

Programming


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