We are shining May’s Parent Spotlight on the amazing

Tiesha Trent


Tiesha is an LPN who is currently attending school for her RN.

She works full time and donates a lot of her 'free' time to BEP as one of our Riverhead volunteers. She is the mother of Butterfly Asia.

Tiesha brings her fierce devotion, passion and dedication to the group, inspiring and encouraging the girls to dream bigger than what is outside of their windows.

Tiesha attends Galilee COGIC of Riverside. 

She is constantly making room in her life and heart for our program. Although she has one beautiful daughter, she has made room for over 500 more!

Thank you for everything you do, Tiesha!





Previous spotlight: Katie Swann

Katie is the manager of, and volunteer at, the Bellport chapter of the Butterfly Effect Project. In addition to all the duties required of managing one of our largest chapters, and all the hours she dedicates as a volunteer, Katie also makes sure any Butterfly in the towns of Mastic or Bellport has a ride to the biweekly meetings. Katie provides car service for members of our Elite Squad, as well. She is determined that transportation will not be an impediment for her chapter members.

In addition to all her work inside the BEP, Katie is extraordinarily busy outside of the program. She works full-time at the Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue Alliance. To supplement her income, she sells custom designed T-shirts, as well as Tupperware. Hence, her email address: katiestupperware81@gmail.com

Another amazing thing Katie takes time for is the fabrication a healthier version of sanitary napkins. Her pads are free of the many chemicals present in most napkins sold commercially.

Katie’s oldest daughter, Destiny, was a Butterfly since the beginning of the Bellport program. She was a head JV (Junior Volunteer) until graduating high school last year and aging out of the program. Katie's younger daughter, Robin, is following in her sister's footsteps. She is currently a head JV, the youngest JV to date. 

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