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Our Team

YIA Staff

Aisha Isabel

Program Coordinator

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Alex Lee

Digital Engagement Co-Co

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Ashley Rodriguez Lantigua

Interim Special Projects Coordinator

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Carlos Olivio

Program Co-Co

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Chavely Mateo

Executive Strategy Co-Co

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Christie Sainterlien

Restorative Justice Co-Co

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Elliot A. Rivera

Executive Director

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Jeremiah Olubowale

Development Co-Co

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Joseph Dasilveira

Program Co-Co

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Matorma Howard

Program Co-Co

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Nyrell Wright

Recreational Co-Co

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Philina Bueh

Program Co-Co

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Rahmat Adelakun

Executive Development Co-Co

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Sarah Kern

Development Director

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Stephanie Nunes

Deputy Director

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YIA Board

Ayana Melvan

Adult Co-Chair, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships for Mission Programs, Mystic Aquarium

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Natalie Biah

Youth Co-Chair

Antonio Diaz

YIA Youth

David Falowo

YIA Youth

Domany Freire

YIA Youth

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Favour Bello

YIA Youth

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Jay Shechtman

Owner, Courtland Club

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Maximo Rodriguez

YIA Alum

Tina Meetran

Development Director, New Urban Arts

Tolu Akinrimisi

Treasurer, YIA Alum; Institutional Portfolio Manager, AVP, Bank of America

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Vethlie Milcette

YIA Alum

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