Maya Enista Smith
Executive Director - Born This Way Foundation
Maya Smith proudly serves as the first executive director of Born This Way Foundation. In this position, she engages a diverse array of partners across sectors to conduct innovative research, build authentic youth-focused programming and lead effective campaigns that foster kindness and advance the conversation around mental health. With nearly 20 years of experience in the youth empowerment, civic engagement and community development fields, Smith previously served as the CEO/COO of Mobilize.org and began her career as East Coast coordinator for Rock The Vote. In addition to her work with the foundation, she is a proud member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Class of 2022 and serves on the Bullying Prevention Advisory Committee (BPAC) for the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC).