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Our Team

YIA Staff

Aisha Isabel

Program Manager VISTA

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Benji Chaplin

Chavely Mateo (she/they)

Clementia (Chayse) Sylvester

Program Director

Ella Oshinkanlu

Elliot Rivera

Executive Director

Favour Bello


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Kelly Doran

Office Manager

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Kimya Dastoori

Special Projects (Collective) Coordinator

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Olubunmi Olatunji

Program Director

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Rahmat Adelakun


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Sarah Kern

Development Director

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Stephanie Nunes

Deputy Director

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YIA Board

Ayana Melvan

Board Member

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Tarissa Prim Peterson

Board Co-Chair

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Adriel Falowo

Youth Action Board Co-coordinator

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Alex smiling at the camera in a bright red t-shirt.



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Christie Sainterlien

Restorative Justice Co-coordinator

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Dupe Akrinrimisi

Board Member

Gloria Olubowale


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Jaden Reyes

Board Member

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Jasley De Jesus

Digital Marketing Intern

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Joseph Dasilveira

Yearlong Programming Co-Coordinator

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Nyrell Wright

Recreational Co-Co

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Philina Bueh

Programming Co-Coordinator



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Susanna Yim

Program Coordinator

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Vethlie Milcette


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