Director of Strategic Partnerships
Thom resides in Arizona and is a proudly successful businessman, philanthropist, media personality and producer. Thom is the founder of Brodeur Beauty - a company that brings disruptive beauty, personal care, and fashion brands to market. His most recent management roles include Yandy.com and La Reina Belleza Universo. He holds degrees in political science and economics from Youngstown State University and is an Executive MBA alumnus of the renowned Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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President & Co-Founder
Laura is a certified Climate Reality Leader and holds a diplomatic pass to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She has organized service and educational missions to Nicaragua, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, as well as multiple statewide projects. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from William Jewell College. Laura lives with her husband and two children in Washington, D.C.
BRITTANY ANN PAYNE
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Secretary & Co-Founder
Born and raised in California, Brittany has lived recent years in the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Brittany is a passionate activist for environmentalism. Her service work has taken her to Austria, Colombia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
Director of Non-Profit Programs & Co-Founder
Former Board of Directors
Ariel is originally from Southern California, was raised in Arizona and most recently lived in Washington, D.C. where she has recently worked as a Healthcare Administrator. She gives her time frequently to charitable purposes including military appreciation, allergy awareness, and environmentalism.
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A resident of Rhode Island, Allie was honored at the 10th annual Young Women to Watch Awards and named one of Girl Scouts' Leading Women of Distinction. She is a two time TEDxSpeaker, with talks titled “Leading Ladies: Why Representation Matters" and "Daring Daily: The Power of Practicing Courage." She was recently named the "Civilian Service Member of the Year" by the Department of Veterans Affairs and was named a Quality of Life award finalist at Miss America 2016. Allie holds a degree from Syracuse University, two Masters degrees from Brown University and Salve Regina University. She proudly serves in the Army National Guard and currently works as a Public Affairs Officer.
Keyace holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Florida International University. She is an accomplished member of the US Air Force, currently working as a Financial Management Journeyman. She previously served as Elite Miss Earth USA 2018.
LAURA ASHLEY CLIFF
Laura Cliff, MHC, MA is a trauma-informed clinician, mental health educator, and public speaker, with a special interest in healing attachments, relational trauma, grief, ADHD, and issues specific to the LGTBQ community. She is passionate about educating her clients and community on mental health topics, explaining how trauma and deep core wounds impact our daily lives, eating disorders and suicide prevention, and skills to assist with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Laura is a graduate of Salve Regina University with a Master of Arts in Holistic Clinical Mental health counseling. Laura is the author of the Still She Rose initiative launched in May 2022 by the B4ACUSA Foundation.
MARISA PAIGE BUTLER
Marisa joins the B4AC USA leadership team after serving as the organization's national ambassador. Marisa oversees the partnership with We Clean Trails and other volunteer efforts. Currently residing in San Diego, she is a graduate of Stonehill College holding a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Business. She represented the United States at Miss World in 2018 and Miss Earth in 2021, earning the title of Miss Earth Air. Marisa launched We Clean Trails in 2020 and has the goal to expand the initiative to other state and local chapters. She also recently released her first children's environmental book Milo Saves the Earth, available for purchase on Amazon.