Founder & President
Tinu Pena is a long-time resident of Palm Beach County and have been heavily involved within the community, serving on technical, advisory and non-profit boards as well as speaking at event focused on girls and women.
Tinu has served on a number of boards at the local and regional levels in Palm Beach County. She brings years of volunteerism and advocacy to the table to lead Banwo Foundation. The organization was founded to help close the gap as it relates to women in actualizing their potentials and celebrating women that are community leaders and influencers who are engaged in helping other women at the grassroot level.
With the focus on women between the ages of 18 and 24 years, Tinu plans to create a safe space where young women of different backgrounds can learn, share, and grow in a constructive manner.
With twenty years of professional experience as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager, Tinu has always given of her time to speak with the youth and women about the spaces they occupy and always makes it a point to encourage other to be BAD. Bold, Audacious and Daring in all that they do to be the best versions of themselves.
Tinu is a strong believer in women leadership and continues to share in that space to engage other to go where they are uncomfortable to be seen in those spaces.
Tinu hold s Master of Science degree in Project Management, Bachelor's in Civil Engineering, Associate of Science in Computer Science and Associate of Arts in Architecture. She was recently recognized as one of South Florida Prominent and Influential Black Women in Business and nominees of the Executive Women of Palm Beaches and Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Keymia serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees effectuating the organization's mission through strategic programming.
Sheron serves as the Board Treasurer and Vice President of Finance for the organization. She is a tenured professional in the finance and accounting industry.
VP OF FINANCE
Brianca as a board member aids in shaping the organization strategic programs and as the VP of Development engages others for support.
VP OF DEVELOPMENT
Sheila serves as part of the board, effectuating the organization's strategic programming. She leads the efforts in civic duties.
DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY
Karen serves as a board member supporting the strategic programming while heading the annual awards selection committee.
COMMITTEE CHAIR - AWARDS
Mary Ann serves as a Board member effectuating the organization's strategic programming and community engagement.
MARY ANN BARTLEY
Gloria Ann serves a member and supports the strategic programming efforts of the organization.
GLORIA ANN KITCHEN
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
As part of the board, the role of a member is to support the strategic programming of the organization.
Tinu is the founder of Banwo Foundation and the second offspring of Banwo Akinyinka whom the organization was established in her memory. She is a mother of two young adults, Miguel & Eleann.
Towun is a founding member and an offspring of Banwo Akinyinka. She is PharmD and is the mother to Toni, Tobu and Temi.
Tjay is a founding member and an offspring of Banwo Akinyinka. The President of Texas Medical Response, he is the father to Nife, Dara and Iremi.
Laide is a founding member and the wife of Tjay. A nurse practitioner, she is the mother to Nife, Dara and Iremi.