Meet The Leaders

Jessica Berns
Chicktime Akron Founder & Leader


Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:

I’ve had a lifelong calling to help and give back.  For over long time I had been searching for the right opportunity for my heart.  When I found Chicktime, I knew this was what I had been searching for.  There are so many women and young girls in different walks of life who need a little help at some point in her life.  At one point in my life I was lucky enough to get that helping hand, so now I want to do the same for others.

My Hobbies & Interests:
I am blessed to have such a wonderful family and circle of friends.  I love to spend time with them whether it’s at a concert, movies, dining out, or even just around a bonfire in the backyard.

My Passions & Gifts:

I absolutely love to travel and experience other cultures.  Experiencing someones lifestyle helps you understand where they may be coming from and offer true compassion.  And I believe there is a song for every situation so don’t be surprised if I randomly bust out in song!


Rachael Haney
Chicktime Akron Chapter Co-Leader
Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
As a 25-year-old woman paying down her student debt, without a degree, I’m surrounded by people just like me who never really explored all of the different opportunities they could fall in love with. I also recall being in organizations as a young girl that strictly taught domestic women’s skills. When I learned about Chicktime, I immediately saw it as a chance to expose a room full of women and girls seeking a bright future to at least 12 new activities a year which they could fall in love with, and maybe even pursue a future with. Even if only one of these ladies finds a future with something we could teach them, I’ll feel I’ve made a difference.


Hobbies & Interest:
I absolutely love to travel. I rarely go far, but I was fortunate enough to take my first international trip in September 2017 to Australia. In my regular day to day life, I love photography, creating, spending time with my stellar friends, and cooking.


My Passion & Gifts:
I’ve studied photography since I was 15 years old, and it has always been a passion of mine. Nothing brings me peace quite like zoning out from the rest of the world and creating something beautiful. Over the past few years, I’ve also become a bit of a cook. The only thing better than smelling a kitchen full of food is eating the end result, and Instagraming the finished product to make all your friends hungry.
Kylie Berns
Chicktime Akron Chapter Jr. Co-Leader
All correspondence can go through akron@chicktime.com
Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime: 
As a fifteen year old girl, I want to be able to learn from and experience how those who are not as lucky as me to have such great opportunities and more advantages to life then disadvantages. I think Chicktime is a great way to give less fortunate girls a glimmer of encouragement to keep pushing and know that they’re here for a reason, and to have that chance to make that change in their lives is an amazing chance.
Hobbies & Interests:
I LOVE show choir!! For me singing and dancing is a super fun way to express yourself and such a great opportunity to interact and work with others. When the season is over, I love to just hang out with friends and enjoy ourselves.
My Passion & Gifts:
Since I was 5, I have been obsessed with becoming a Pediatric Endocrinologist and studying at Duke University. I think that sparked the gift of a drive for me to be successful so I try as hard as I can in and out of school to reach my goal. I also love to sing, as I feel it is a way to express myself!
Chicktime Akron:
Volunteer Coordinator- Jessica Berns
Facebook Manager- Kyler Berns
Website Monitor- Rachael Haney
Calendar Manager- Jessica Berns
Treasurer- Rachael Haney
Rising Managing Leader- Rachael Haney