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ABOUT MARAKA

Maraka Consulting is Woman-Owned and Minority-Owned Business located in New Orleans. As an SBA (Small Business Association) Certified and HUDSON Certified company, Maraka Consulting hosts projects in the USA, Turks, Caicos and Guyana.

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Onika T. Jervis

Owner | Strategist | Joy Weaver

Onika Jervis is the Founder of Maraka Consulting, an international consulting firm advising corporate and government clients in the US and the Caribbean on flood management, waste management, and solar energy.

Before launching Maraka Consulting, Onika joined the international organization of GirlTrek as employee number 2. There she helped grow the organization from 25,000 Black women in 8 cities to a movement of 1 million Black women walking in nearly 50 cities. Girl Trek’s work has been featured in Forbes, CNN, and was part of First Lady Obama’s Initiative on Girls. Before GirlTrek, Onika was the Founding Executive Director of Youth Run Nola, a nonprofit focused on training 150 youth on running, goal-setting, and cultivating success.

Listen to Onika's Podcast Interview with LaPiana Consulting about her work with GirlTrek.

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Maraka Consulting’s founder is a native of Guyana and is based in New Orleans. You can reach Onika at onika@marakaconsulting.com or direct message her on LinkedIn.

EXPERIENCE

Onika T. Jervis

Grounded in the belief that the just treatment of all people is critical to success of humanity: Demonstrated strategic equity partner. Contributes significantly to the bottom line through the development of innovative solutions. Reputation for achieving results and managing complex initiatives with extensive experience building strategic alliances, streamlining operational processes and overseeing scales projects. Skilled at mobilizing resources, leading cross-functional teams and delivering exceptional client services.

Uses an equity lens to specialize in: Strategic Partnership Development | Program Design | Policy Advocacy | Community Engagement & Mobilization | Volunteer Management | HR Management | Wellness Strategy

Past successes as: the VP of State Advocacy, GirlTrek.org, Director of Pre-College Summer Programs, Xavier University, Executive Director, Youth Run NOLA and Student Affairs Professional: Barnard College/Columbia University, Morgan State University and SUNY New Paltz.

Broad Leadership: American Diabetes Association, Bras For Girls, SUNY New Paltz President Alumni Advisory Council and the New Orleans Complete Streets Executive Council

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Maraka In The Press

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