Meet #teamChosen

Chosen stands on the shoulders of an AMAZING team of people who tend to the day-to-day operations of our organization. #teamChosen consists of our Executive Director, Board of Directors, our Coordinators, Program Directors

faithful Chosen Volunteers, and our Street Team who all work very hard to ensure that our Chosen Girls have everything that they need.

"We're on a mission to change the world ONE Chosen Girl at a time!"

Meet Our Leadership Team!

Maya Davis

Mentor Coordinator

Maya Davis is a native of Charlotte North Carolina.

She currently is working at Wells Fargo. She has
received here Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical
State University and she is currently working to peruse her Master s in Business Administration with a
concentration in Human Resource Management from Strayer University. She is involved in many
community organizations such as the Order of Eastern Star, The Junior League of Charlotte and the
Charlotte Alumni Chapter of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.


Jassmin McIver-Jones

Chosen University Program Director


 Parent Engagement Coordinator

Attorney Jassmin McIver-Jones is a native of Greensboro, NC and a graduate of James D. Dudley High School. In 2011, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American Studies. In 2015, Attorney McIver-Jones received her Juris Doctorate, with honors, from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law in Durham, NC. While attending NCCU School of Law, she served as a Constitutional Law tutof, a student mentor, and a member and President of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. As a student at NCCU School of Law, Attorney McIver-Jones worked with the school’s Domestic Violence Clinic, advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence for domestic violence protective orders in Durham County Domestic Violence Court.


Currently, Attorney McIver-Jones is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina and is employed with Lincoln Financial in their Legal Department. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association and the 18th Judicial District Bar Association. Attorney McIver-Jones' also actively serves on the Board of Directors for Chosen Productions, Inc.


Shyquel Allison

Volunteer Coordinator

Shyquel Allison is a native of High Point, North Carolina and the reigning Miss Randolph County NC 2018. She is a Senior; Psychology major with a double minor in Chinese and Nonprofit Leadership and Management at High Point University. Shyquel has a passion for impacting others and connecting with people from many different backgrounds.

If you ask Shyquel about her goals she would tell you that her goal is “to lead by example and positively impact others.” Shyquel is very involved in her community and loves working with the youth to help them discover their full potential. Shyquel has made an impact in the lives of many and will continue to make a difference in the world.


Deandra Johnson

Assistant Chosen University 

Program Director

Deandra Johnson is a native of

Greensboro, North Carolina. She is currently working as an Outpatient Therapists in the Triad Area. She  received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She is also a graduate from the

University of South Carolina where she received her Master of Social Work degree. Deandra is a committed volunteer to several organizations in the Triad and aspires to make the world a better place. 


Aliyah Bivens

Social Media & Marketing Specialist

Aliyah Bivens is a proud native of High Point, NC. Upon her graduation from the Early College Academy at James B. Dudley High School, where she was Salutatorian of her graduating class and actively involved with the National Honor Society, marching and concert bands, and honors women’s chorus.

 Aliyah went on to pursue undergraduate studies at the illustrious Howard University in Washington, DC. During her time at Howard, Aliyah was a four-year member and section leader with the Howard University SHOWTIME marching band and University Wind Symphony; became a member and three-year executive board representative of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, was an active member of Sigma Alpha Pi International Honor Society, and completed over 150 hours of service with community-based organizations. In December of 2018, Aliyah was awarded her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with electives in Philosophy from Howard University. As someone who is passionate about performing arts, holistic education, and servant-leadership, Aliyah plans to pursue advanced degrees in Social Entrepreneurship, Educational Leadership and/or Curriculum Instruction. Her long-term aspirations include starting a non-profit organization and charter school system with the mission of combining scholastic achievement, community engagement, mentorship and artistic expression to develop productive, socially-conscious citizens who ignite social change and advancements in their communities.