Committed to the Culture
With a vision to inspire the next generation of amazing Black women, our founder Tamieko Foster has used her 12+ years in the beauty industry to create Miss Black Pasadena. This program serves as an opportunity to merge her love for aesthetics and compliment it with a focus on inner beauty and personal development. As a mother of two, she hopes to set an example of excellence for her children, Malachi and Jada.
A Pasadena native who knows the value of having positive female role models. As an executive member she hopes evoke change and be an inspiration to every young lady she encounters. Denise's main goal is to converge her life experiences with her passion for mentorship and community service to give the young women of Miss Black Pasadena guidance and a greater sense of pride.
Natalya is a proud graduate of Howard University, where she earned her degree in Political Science. Natalya has extensive experience as a public servant, as she has served various government agencies in human services roles. She has a passion for organizational and community development. Natalya hopes to bring her vibrant and encouraging spirit to the Miss Black Pasadena team.
Shannon takes vision and makes it a reality, through strategy and development. With a degree in theatre she brings her performance experience and production skills to the forefront. A Pasadena native, Shannon served her community as a member of the 2006 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. She is passionate about empowering the next generation and committed to journeying along side our our young ladies.
With a Doctorate in Organizatonal Leadership from Pepperdine University, and 14+ years of experience as an educator, Shamara is an invaluable member of our team. Her passion for supporting and uplifting the next generation is what drives her involvement in MBP, and she delights in being a mentor and positive role model for these young ladies.
With more than 15 years of editorial and commercial styling experience, Angel is passionate about innovating new ways of creating visual content that is emotive and memorable. Angel has her own women’s line where she is able to create clothes that artistically express who she is; a woman who wants to inspire. Angel continues to push the boundaries of fashion and is enjoying her evolution as an artist.
Lisa Odigie, MPH is a global public health entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. With a Bachelor’s in Nutritional Science and her Masters in Public Health, Lisa works with local government and nonprofit agencies providing strategies to improve the health environment for underserved communities. Lisa’s other passions include traveling, music, fashion, and interior design.
As a wife and mother of 3, Honey has a passion for inspiring children and parents throughout the community. Honey serves as the NAACP Pasadena’s Branch Executive Education Committee Chairperson and is dedicated to helping families navigate the PUSD system with special interest in special needs education advocacy. With a degree in Fashion Apparel manufacturing, Honey has used her experience to serve as an invaluable member of the MBP Creative Arts Team.