Welcome New PWC Board Chair, Crystal Houston!

8 Jul


Tonya-SXSW-49190.jpgThe Pinkwellchick Foundation, Inc., was created to carry on the vision of our fearless founder, Barbra Watson-Riley. I proudly served as the founding PWCF Board Chair of this amazing extension of Barbra’s tireless work in the areas of women’s health, specifically breast cancer and heart disease.

I recently accepted an appointment to serve as the first African-American women to serve as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Therefore, effective July 1, 2019, inaugural board member Crystal Houston will serve as Chairperson of the Board.

crystal-houstonCrystal brings a wealth of non-profit, entrepreneurial, and managerial experience and is breathing new life into our initiatives and programs. I will continue to serve on the board as Business, Finance and Legal Lead and look forward to leading the fundraising effort for this year’s BAG IT for the CAUSE™ National Service Initiative



Meet the Board

Brendon Riley

  • Co-Founder & Advisor (2013-present)

Crystal Houston

  • Founding Member, Board Chair and Communications, Brand Strategy and BAG IT for the CAUSE Lead

Carla Banks Waddles

  • Founding Member and Vice President and LIFE in the CANCER LANE Lead

Tonya M. Evans, Esq.

  • Founding Member and Business, Finance and Legal Lead

Leslie M. Gray

  • Member (2015-present)

I look forward to continuing to serve and honor Barbra’s legacy. I hope you will join us and renew your commitment to support this foundation, which is dedicated to supporting breast cancer patients in marginalized communities and their caregivers.


Dean Tonya M. Evans

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4 Responses to “Welcome New PWC Board Chair, Crystal Houston!”

  1. Crystal Houston July 8, 2019 at 10:42 AM #

    Hearty congratulations to Dean Tonya on your numerous achievements and your excellent leadership of the Pinkwellchick Foundation! I am eagerly looking forward to what’s next.

    Thanks for leading with courage and grace!


    • TME July 8, 2019 at 4:43 PM #

      Thank you! So excited to continue what our dear Barbra began six years ago. And thrilled to pass the baton into your very capable hands. Onward!


  2. Ike Green July 8, 2019 at 11:10 AM #

    As the son of a victim of this insidious disease,
    I support your efforts wholeheartedly. Mom did not have needed resources like this in 1974. Keep up the great work in helping others to deal with this.

    • TME July 8, 2019 at 1:40 PM #

      Thank you so much for your support. We join you in honoring your mother and look forward to making the load a little lighter and brighter as patients navigate their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Thank you for helping us to provide BARB’S BAG of chemo care and comfort to more women in marginalized communities this year.

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