Tiffany Lewis, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc (CGMP). Nationally recognized as a best practice for mentoring, CGMP an elite mentoring organization that utilizes evidence-based interventions to improve self-efficacy in girls ages 7-19. As a strong leader in youth mentoring with a demonstrated history of advocating for youth, Tiffany provides advocacy efforts for girls on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Teen Dating Violence, Self Esteem and Confidence building.
Tiffany holds a MSW from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Religious Studies, additional certifications from Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently a Licensed Esthetician certified in Clinical Oncology. Notably, Tiffany is the first African American female to receive this certification in Western New York. In June 2014, she was selected to train in Washington, DC with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal Esthetician “JoElle Lee”, receiving another certificate in Dealing with Multicultural Skin. She has been featured in industry magazines, authored articles in local newspapers and a featured guest on tv and radio shows. She is a highly-regarded expert in the field of Esthetics. Her preeminence in her field through her work with celebrities, professional athletes and world renowned artistic directors has afforded her to receive numerous awards and honors and a Congressional Record.
Through the work and her experience in community organizing, on October 20, 2018, Tiffany founded National Youth Confidence Day. Proclaimed by Mayor Byron Brown, Senator Tim Kennedy and the National Registry, the day will be recognized nationally every October 20th to celebrate the energy, spirit, and potential of young people everywhere. The day is an acknowledgment of all they will accomplish. Guidance, leadership and mentors will help light the path, and today’s youth will navigate the obstacles that will inevitably lay before them.
Tiffany is a recipient of numerous distinguished and community awards including Buffalo Business First C-Level Executive Award, American Spa Magazine Mentor Finalist Award, NAACP Daniel R. Acker Community Service Award, Women Making History Trailblazer Award, Buffalo Business First Women of Influence Award, NYS Award for Public Policy-Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Volunteer of the Year Award-Community Service for the Developmentally Disabled, and Volunteer Award- Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.
Tiffany, a native of Memphis, TN moved to Buffalo at a young age. With the support of her family and friends, she continues to support, inspire and advocate for the youth.
Professional affiliations: National Notary Association, NAACP Member, Former Vice-Chair-Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's Community Council.