Board of Directors
Kesha is the founder, Executive Director and Chairman of Precious Babies, Inc. Kesha is a Registered Nurse, licensed by the state of Texas. She has a strong passion to affect the lives of young teens through formidable therapeutic relationships. Kesha recognized the need for an entity such as Precious Babies while attending various clinical rotations in nursing school, particularly, Community Health Nursing. She immediately grew fascinated with the idea of working directly with young women to aid and equip them with the skills needed in decision-making as well as building and reinforcing positive self-esteem as it pertains to their overall health. After further study of the statistics and driving factors, she also became equally interested in addressing the often overlooked needs of teen fathers and the need to take measurable steps toward preventing teen pregnancy. As Chairman and Executive Director, Kesha is primarily responsible for the strategic direction of PB, Inc. She is currently a nurse in an established local hospital. Thus, her past and present experiences have equipped her with the unique skill set needed to successfully assess the present situations and produce feasible solutions. Kesha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston located in the Texas Medical Center. She also received her Associate in Science from Houston Community College in 2005 as well as a CNA certification in 2004.
Valencia Moore, BA
Valencia is the Vice Chair of Precious Babies, Inc. She has a strong desire and passion to affect young teens through our outreach programs and various workshops. As Vice Chair Valencia is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of PB, Inc. in the absence of the Chairman. Valencia has an extensive background in various volunteer efforts, particularly, serving as a Facilitator for a local nonprofit in Houston, Texas which promoted healthy lifestyles and deliveries for first time mothers. Valencia grew up in California, but has been a Houstonian for the past 15 years. Currently she is pursuing a Master in Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Management at Herzing University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Houston and is also a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).
Cedric Byrd, MBA
Cedric is the Treasurer of Precious Babies, Inc. His personal interest lies in the realization of a need to inspire today’s youth to empower themselves through education, self-confidence and redirection. Cedric will directly affect this goal by leading the Male 2 Male mentor program volunteering as a male mentor and role model. With his strong desire to reconnect with today’s youth and emphatic message of the importance of education, Cedric is looking to lead by example and present a positive image for the young men of his immediate and extended communities. As Treasurer and CFO, Cedric is primarily responsible for the financial health and well-being of Precious Babies, Inc. Cedric has a progressive background in financial analysis and planning. He is presently continuing to develop his professional career as a Financial Analyst in the Texas Medical Center. He is a native Houstonian and preparing to enroll in the University of Houston’s Certificate in Accountancy program in order to broaden his scope and continue to grow personally and professionally. Cedric received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from the Bauer College of Business on the campus of University of Houston. In August 2008, he received his MBA from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business located on the campus of Texas Southern University.
Jessica is a board member of Precious Babies, Inc. that shares a strong desire and passion to affect today’s youth through our outreach programs and various workshops. As an active board member, Jessica is directly involved at the grass root level by way of Case Management. Jessica’s background stems from direct involvement with persons possessing mental health issues as well as managing cases of abusive relationships for women and children. Her past experiences, compassion and concern will greatly aid her in assessing needs, identifying behaviors and matching resources based on her findings. Jessica completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Prairie View A & M University in May 2008 and is presently expanding her educational basis by pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in School Administration from PVAMU, while working on the additional course work to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.