The Black Girl Hockey Club is a family, made up of hockey players and fans from all across North America. Donors, event attendees and volunteers make up the majority of our team. Check out their pictures and bios below!
Black Girl Hockey Club Street Team
Fatou Bah, Social Media Maven
Corinne Douglas, Advisor to the Executive Director
Corinne is a Washington DC resident and avid Caps fan who is always up to travel for hockey-related purposes. She has two twin daughters who were raised to be Philly Flyers fans, and her husband, Bill Douglas, runs the Color of Hockey blog. Corinne works closely with BGHC Executive Director and helps facilitate multiple meetups throughout the season as well as identify future collaborations for BGHC.
Erica Ayala, Volunteer
Alyx Farias, Volunteer
Alyx is a Mexican hockey fan from NYC. Her favorite team is the Rangers, but she have a lotta love spread around the league. Some of her favorite players are Lundqvist, Zuccarello, Matthews, Zibanejad, Brown, Dumba, Subban and Holtby. Alyx helps BGHC with logistical needs on site of events as needed.
Black Girl Hockey Club Writers
Ashley is a 34-year-old Pens fan living deep in West Virginia. She is the night editor at her hometown newspaper. Her fantasy hockey team once reached 3rd place in the BGHC league. Ashley has been writing for the BGHC website since April 2019 and excels at one-on-one interviews with folks like Kwame Mason, Matt Dumba, Sarah Nurse and J.T. Brown.
Georgia McFarland is a student at Johns Hopkins University majoring Psychology and Africana Studies. She grew up in Ohio and am a fan of the Blue Jackets (and the Browns), so winning anything in the post-season is not something she is super familiar with. Georgia has been writing for the BGHC website since April 2019 and pens critical essays about sport, race and intersectionality.
Renee Hess, Black Girl Hockey Club Founder and Executive Director
Renee started the Black Girl Hockey Club in 2018 as a way to unite Black women within the hockey community. Her favorite team is the Pittsburgh Penguins and she has at least one hockey-related tattoo. Renee leads BGHC by planning events, connecting with various hockey entities and advocating for Black women in hockey through education, representation and community building.
Black Girl Hockey Club Board of Directors
Deanne Knipschild, Treasurer
Ashley Frazier, Secretary
Ayodele Odubela, Chairperson