Our Team

Nicole Augustine

Nicole Muzette Augustine, is the creator and founder of RIZE Consultants, Inc. In the early 1980s, Nicole was born in Inglewood, California amidst the infamous "crack epidemic" in America. This was her first exposure to social injustice, racial inequity, and the traumatizing origins of many people of color in the United States. Her tale is one of resilience and opportunity, as she soon moved on from Inglewood, to be raised in the more conservative and affluent town of Edmond, OK.

After experiencing the stark contrast of both living environments, she became intrigued by the core reasons for differences in community outcomes.

Nicole went on to pursue a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Cornell University, later receiving her Masters of Public Health from The George Washington University. RIZE was created to provide an opportunity for prevention professionals to be innovative partners and engaged stakeholders, leading the field, and committed to creating healthy and resilient communities

Meet the Team

As much as RIZE empowers, serves, and encourage growth for our communities and clients, we firmly hold these values true in our own organization. Meet and rise with the RIZE team!

AK Renomeron
E-Learning Design Manager
Philppine-based Senior e-Learning Developer with a background and degree in Visual Communication. Intermediate navigation and utilization of the softwares from the Adobe Creative Cloud library (specifically Adobe Illustrator), Adobe Captivate, and Articulate Storyline 360.
Alison Brill
Innovation Specialist
Alison T. Brill (she/her), MPH is the Innovation Specialist at RIZE Consultants and a public health consultant with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Alison delivers strategic, innovative consulting and designs DEI-informed strategies to advance equity and support healthy, thriving communities. She also serves as a leader of the APHA Medical Care Section’s Health Equity Committee. Alison is passionate about holistic health and the power of the arts to heal. She is a socially conscious DJ and organizes uplifting, community building dance spaces. Alison holds a Master’s of Public Health from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Iowa.
Ana Landicho
Accounting Officer
Ana is graduate of Management Accounting. She established her career as an Accountant for 7 years with background on bookkeeping, cost accounting, and financial reporting. She is currently focusing on self growth and expanding her korean language skills.
Cam Polintan
Social Media Manager
Cam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. She was exposed in the I.T. industry for 4 years before venturing into freelancing in 2022. She started as a Social Media Manager for RIZE Consultants, and now handling RIZE’s Digital Marketing tasks. Since then, she has broadened her expertise and taken on additional roles such as blog and website management, and email marketing. Although still new to the profession, she is keen to explore and learn more about marketing as a whole.
Carla Buenaobra
Business Operations Manager
Carla has been handling day-to-day administrative and executive tasks for more than six years, and has been working with and in the mental health field for more than four years. She has assisted in the planning and implementing various social and clinical interventions and programs for children, adolescents, and adults. In the past five years, Carla has been chiefly working with privately funded and NGO-funded programs and training. Within these years, she also has been working with licensed psychologists and internationally certified addiction professionals receiving basic training in aiding them with their workshop and training developments, assessments, program planning, and project implementations. Carla has also been part of a monitoring and evaluation team for a pilot program on resilience and mental health well-being of public school teachers. Her work also gave way to research assistance work in the field of substance use treatment and recovery. She is currently working in the substance use prevention field and in research while completing her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology.
Donna Marie Mcmillan
Project Director

October 2022, Donna Marie was hired by the HBCU Collaborative Network as Project Director to manage the Network and lead its grant initiative, COVID19 Collegiate Resilience Program. Through engaging interns, collaborative network meetings, communication campaigns, and grant management, she works with local HBCUs to promote wellness and positive public health messages on campus, to enhance resilience and decrease health disparities.

Donna Marie would like to see the network expand throughout the state and the country, connecting professionals working alongside students at HBCUs to share best practices, challenges and solution-oriented conversations, and stories of successful outcomes in student health and wellness. She is excited about the journey she has embarked upon and desires to do good work that is notable, sustainable, and helpful to the communities she serves.

In addition to working with HBCU Collaborative Network, Donna Marie is a socially engaged, performance artist, actress and activist. She enjoys using theatre and performance arts to share messages of culture, engage communities, and promote understanding. Donna Marie enjoys acting, theater, and performance arts. Everything from poetry to music, graphic arts, and architecture. Good natured and content, Donna Marie revels in the peace she finds in self-care and spending time alone, as much as the joy she finds in performing for audiences and blending into the crowd.

Joaquin Buenaobra
Graphic Designer
Joaquin is a figurative painter, a sculptural artist, a draftsman, and a graphic designer based out of Cavite, Philippines. He has a deep relationship with the arts, and has been a part of various art exhibitions around Manila, as well as a few in Japan. He has experience in working as an art director and a curator for multiple projects with the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines.) and he would love to be a film director, a carpenter, a French crooner or a rock balladist if he had the time or if he was French, but he is now focused on conquering the world of graphic design and e-learning development.
Lazchmi Canieta
Social Media Specialist
Lazchmi has been in the field of Mental Health with almost 3 years. She has worked alongside various professionals in administrative and marketing roles, gaining valuable insights into the world of mental health. Currently, a Social Media Specialist at Rize Consultants, where she channels her creativity into creating engaging content for various social media platforms. Beyond work, she devotes her time to organizing youth events and speaking engagements to promote better mental health in the community.
Nessa Miranda
Multimedia Artist
Nessa Miranda is a multimedia artist specializing in graphic design, with a passion for creating visually captivating experiences. With expertise in storyboarding, UI/UX design, and e-learning, Nessa has garnered extensive professional experience in the creative field, working with diverse clients to enhance their branding and social media advertisements. Driven by her passion for continuous learning and innovation, Nessa stays up-to-date with the latest design tools, techniques, and emerging technologies. This commitment to growth allows her to consistently deliver cutting-edge designs that surpass client expectations.
Stephen Tingzon
Graphic Designer
Stephen Tingzon is a multimedia designer that specializes on social media branding and marketing related topics. He focuses on advertisements and product designs by doing 3D mock-ups and visual representations such as photography and videography. Over the span of his designing career, he gained experiences in different softwares llike Adobe and UI/UX Applications. Equipped with these technical skills, Stephen is a flexible person with good communication skills; combined with passion, dedication and commitment.

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