Meet the Mamas
Brown Mamas Team
Created by Black Moms for Black Moms
Founder & CEO
Muffy Mendoza has built a nation of impassioned moms as the Founder and CEO of Brown Mamas. Along that journey she has cultivated an array of expertise. Author, community developer and advocate, speaker and influencer, she is a highly adept entrepreneur and leader with a heart for the black mothering community. Her resume is a veritable list of who’s who including TEDx speaker, Essence Festival featured author, #63 on the Root 100s List of Most Influential African-Americans and Facebook Accelerator Program graduate. Residing in Pittsburgh, PA, Muffy loves traveling and studying spirituality, and is the proud mother of three sons and a happy wife of one awesome husband.
Chanel is a wife, mother and lover of good food and good music. She started her leadership journey over 20 years ago, but it wasn’t until her most challenging role in the education system, that she realized she had to stop resisting her calling to lead, put on her big girl shoes, and fully step into this thing. It was hard. It challenged Chanel to see her own flaws as a leader, communicator, and within her relationships etc. That experience motivated Chanel to become a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach & DISC Consultant and to form Allen IMPACT Consulting, llc in 2020, to help women thrive as transformational leaders. Chanel was humbled and excited to bring her passion, talents and experience to the Brown Mamas community as a Monologues storyteller, mentor and now COO. Chanel is embracing this next chapter in her life and career.
Myown Holmes is a social media strategist, influencer, wife, and mother to four sons. She launched her business, Socially Polished, while working her 9 to 5, balancing her family life with 2 sons with developmental delays.
Myown’s business Socially Polished helps clients, like Brown Mamas, achieve success in their business by providing social media marketing strategies and assisting with the implementation of social media, email and video marketing campaigns. As a marketing consultant with Brown Mamas, Holmes has heightened visibility and increased profits for their business partners.
Allegra Battle is an award-winning journalist and experienced events manager. For more than 20 years, she has produced, managed, curated, and organized fashion-focused events and educational programs. As the Production Manager of the Brown Mama Monologues, Allegra oversees the entire showcase, from working directly with our Storytellers to managing vendors and ensuring the quality of the production on the big day. She is a mom to one fantastic super-star daughter and the founder of CitySTYLE412, an online fashion, lifestyle, and travel series. Allegra holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University in Washington, DC.
Tamera is the Community Manager at Brown Mamas. With over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of social services and government systems the majority of her work has been as a community advocate for wellness, mental health, and parenting without systems. Tamera has a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s of Art in Counseling.