Professional Football Wives Association
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Rayan is a member of PFWA and serves as the Director of Memberships. She brings a diverse background and a wealth of technology and sales experience. Rayan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University. In addition to her technology skills, Rayan has over 10 years sales experience in the spirits industry as a Brand Activation Specialist, six plus years as a Brand Activation Manager, and five plus years as an On-Premise Sales Brand Manager. Rayan is a God-fearing woman, stating: "God makes no mistakes. Everything happens for a reason. With His set mission, we must obey and strive to be the best servant." She has been blessed with the special gift of communicating and attracting wonderful people wherever she goes. Rayan and her husband Sen'Derrick reside in Jacksonville, Florida where he is currently a defensive tackle with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
mission & vision
As women of the NFL, we have a common bond that connects us. We strive to be the support system during and after our lives in the NFL.
Jordan is a member of PFWA and serves as the Director of Conferences and Events. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she studied Management Information Systems. Currently, Jordan is pursuing a career in real estate, as well as starting her own business in the fitness world and maintaining her blog, 'Chronicles of Jo'. She is passionate about empowering young women, mission trips, encouraging healthy living, and raising awareness about special needs individuals and homelessness. Jordan has always been very involved in her communicate. Currently, in Denver, she is active with the 'Denver Dream Center' among other organizations as well. During the off-season, she enjoys sharing her testimony with young ladies and mission trips with her husband. Her husband, Corey Nelson is currently an inside linebacker for the Denver Broncos. They reside in Colorado with their beautiful daughter, Phoenix. When Jordan has free time, she enjoys working out or creating new recipes for her family and friends.
Martrice serves as the Chief Financial Officer of PFWA. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), she has over 10 years of experience providing quality, personalized financial and tax guidance to local individuals and businesses. She is passionate about educating individuals to become financially responsible and increasing money management awareness. Martrice obtained her Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Chicago Scholars Foundation mentor and a former member of its Associate Board. She served as the Director of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for NABA for 5 years, where she managed volunteer sites that provide free tax preparation services to low income individuals. She is also very involved in the Illinois CPA Society's Young Professionals Group. Martrice is a member of Women in Sports and Events. The Chicago Chapter recently recognized her as their inaugural Member of the Year.
LeShonda is a founding member of PFWA and serves as Deputy Director. She brings a diverse background, obtaining her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Emory University in 2010 and a Master in Sports Administration from Georgia State University in 2012. She holds a personal training certification and active real estate license in the State of Georgia. LeShonda is a former NCAA collegiate student-athlete, receiving her full scholarship to play basketball at Mercer University and Emory University. She is the creator of WAGSRedefined.com with innovative ideas for the NFL women's community. She makes no secret that her vision is God-given and only desires to be a good servant with the role she has been entrusted. LeShonda believes in the mantra "Each One Teach One" and has served in numerous volunteer coaching and college tutoring roles. Her husband Sherrod is a defensive back with the Chicago Bears and Barber. They live in Duluth, Georgia with their two English bulldogs, Reese and Rick James, and their new baby boy Jayce.
Tenisha Patterson Brown, Esq.
Tenisha is a founding member of PFWA and serves as Executive Director, and in-house counsel. She is a sports attorney and business manager for professional athletes, entrepreneur, and avid philanthropist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and English in 2007, and her Master of Science in Sports Management in 2008 from The Florida State University. She also earned her Juris Doctorate in 2012 from Charlotte School of Law and is licensed to practice in the State of Florida. Her philanthropic work includes her serving as Executive Director of her and her husband's foundation, the Everette Brown Bag Foundation geared towards helping children and their families get active and learn about proper nutrition. She also co-owns two businesses with her husband, a Tropical Smoothie Café franchise and Charlotte Luxury Rentals, a luxury rental car company. She recently launched a fourth business, Fab Baby Treasures and avidly writes on her blog www.fiercefabulousflawless.com. Tenisha is a member of the Florida State University Alumni Association, Seminole Boosters, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her husband, Everette is a free agent defensive end/outside linebacker in the NFL. They reside in Charlotte, NC with their three rambunctious pups Coupe, Carolina & Pebbles.
We are dedicated to helping those in need through enrichment and giving. We are blessed to be a blessing to others.
"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
Brandy Michelle Ford serves as PFWA's Chaplain. She formally founded Game Changers 180 during the 2011 NFL training season. She has traveled all over the United States as a counselor for various sports camps and has done missions in the Caribbean Islands to bring awareness to women’s health issues and founded Girls on a Mission, a non-profit organization that empowers and inspires girls to make positive life choices, in 2006. In the past 15 years, she has studied and trained in the areas of pastoral leadership, effective prayer and spiritual warfare, understanding dreams and visions, the prophetic call, biblical counseling, evangelism and healing and deliverance.Brandy is a former Student Athletic Trainer of both Alcorn State University and Mississippi State University. She was first enrolled at ASU and went on to graduate from Mississippi State University. It was at MSU that Brandy Michelle received her Business Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing, management and international business. After completing her undergraduate studies, she went on to attend the Atlanta School of Massage and obtained a certification in Neuromuscular/Clinical massage therapy. During her sophomore year at ASU, Brandy was part of the core team that started a chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. While attending MSU, she was a Chaplain for both football and track and field. She also served as Vice President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is currently serving as chaplain for Pro Football Wives Association and a contributing writer for WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends) Redefined. In 2014, she launched Game Changers 180 Life Academy and Parent University for high school athletes, coaches and parent and has served almost 1,000 participants to date through discipleship and developmental workshops. She has been licensed in ministry since 2003 and was ordained as a minister in 2014 under Pastors Michael and Barbara Ford, Ambassadors for Christ Ministries International, Inc.
To find out more about Brandy M. Ford and Game Changers 180, please visit www.GameChangers180.com
Martavia is a member of PFWA and serves as the Director of Community Relations. Martavia is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences. She has an extensive background in corporate communications, fundraising and event coordination. She is an active member of her community, dedicating much of her time to various organizations, helping to enrich the lives of underprivileged women and children. Martavia served a 4 year tenure on the Board of the Packers Women's Association, where she was Chairwoman and Director of numerous projects in Green Bay, Wisconsin and surrounding areas. She is currently a member of the Bills Women's Association and works alongside other NFL women in Western New York communities. Martavia and her husband, Jarius have three kids: Jeremiah (8) Jarius Jr. (5) Jasiah (3). She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, family adventures, date nights, cooking, health/wellness, and dancing. When she is not busy managing their two homes, running errands or attending school or sports events/practices for her kids and husband, Martavia tends to her vegan skincare business, Kenzie Naturals.