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Meet the Youth Guidance Team

Sharing mission and purpose, Youth Guidance’s Executive Team is the right mix of people who hold themselves and others to the commitments and service we have promised our youth, their families and our stakeholders.

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Adler-Morrison

Michelle Adler Morrison champions Youth Guidance’s mission to help youth in under-resourced communities overcome obstacles, focus on their education and succeed in school and life.

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Adler-Morrison

Michelle Adler Morrison champions Youth Guidance’s mission to help youth in under-resourced communities overcome obstacles, focus on their education and succeed in school and life.

Chief of Staff

April Curtis

Chief of Staff

April Curtis

Chief Financial Officer, MSA

Christine Scott

Chief Financial Officer, MSA

Christine Scott

Chief People Officer

Eddie Johnson

Chief People Officer

Eddie Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

Joe Davis

Though his concentration is toward technology, Joe has a strong passion for social justice, health and welfare, advocacy of the arts and youth engagement.

Chief Technology Officer

Joe Davis

Though his concentration is toward technology, Joe has a strong passion for social justice, health and welfare, advocacy of the arts and youth engagement.

Sr. Director of External Affairs

Martha Elder Khanna

Martha Elder Khanna

Sr. Director of External Affairs

Martha Elder Khanna

Martha Elder Khanna

Chief Program Officer

Nacole Milbrook

Nacole is a motivational leader and organizational problem-solver with advanced supervisory, team building and employee engagement skills.

Chief Program Officer

Nacole Milbrook

Nacole is a motivational leader and organizational problem-solver with advanced supervisory, team building and employee engagement skills.

Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca Clarkin

Rebecca has more than two decades of external affairs experience in the nonprofit human services field.

Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca Clarkin

Rebecca has more than two decades of external affairs experience in the nonprofit human services field.

Sr. Director of Evaluation and Quality Improvement

Ryan Crosby

Ryan joined Youth Guidance in 2017 and has over 15 years of education sector experience in Chicago.

Sr. Director of Evaluation and Quality Improvement

Ryan Crosby

Ryan joined Youth Guidance in 2017 and has over 15 years of education sector experience in Chicago.

National Director | BAM

A.J. Watson

National Director | BAM

A.J. Watson

Executive Director | Greater Pittsburgh

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson is an education and non-profit professional bringing more than 15 years of experience.

Executive Director | Greater Pittsburgh

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson is an education and non-profit professional bringing more than 15 years of experience.

Manager | BAM Training Academy

Bharataji Joplin

Manager | BAM Training Academy

Bharataji Joplin

Executive Director | Los Angeles

Casswell Goodman

Casswell's experience, consultation and collaborations within the field have included services to youth in the care of the state, homeless and formerly incarcerated youth along with students enrolled in middle and high school settings.

Executive Director | Los Angeles

Casswell Goodman

Casswell's experience, consultation and collaborations within the field have included services to youth in the care of the state, homeless and formerly incarcerated youth along with students enrolled in middle and high school settings.

Compliance Officer

Christy Beighe

Compliance Officer

Christy Beighe

Executive Director | Kansas City

Garrett M. Webster, Sr.

Garrett's leadership opens doors for students and families to access quality education and sets the stage to prepare for college, career and life.

Executive Director | Kansas City

Garrett M. Webster, Sr.

Garrett's leadership opens doors for students and families to access quality education and sets the stage to prepare for college, career and life.

Senior Director | BAM Chicago

Hannaan Joplin

Senior Director | BAM Chicago

Hannaan Joplin

National Implementation Manager

Jamison Collier

National Implementation Manager

Jamison Collier

Director of Community & Afterschool Programs

Jeethu Samuel

Director of Community & Afterschool Programs

Jeethu Samuel

Director of Professional Development and Curriculum Design | Evolve

Kathleen Leynes

Director of Professional Development and Curriculum Design | Evolve

Kathleen Leynes

Executive Director | Dallas

Michael Berry

Michael Berry, a proud Dallas native, comes to Youth Guidance with over 15 years of youth development and community building experience.

Executive Director | Dallas

Michael Berry

Michael Berry, a proud Dallas native, comes to Youth Guidance with over 15 years of youth development and community building experience.

Director of Counseling and STRIVE

Michele Grimes

Director of Counseling and STRIVE

Michele Grimes

Director of Program and Staff Development | WOW

Ngozi Harris

Director of Program and Staff Development | WOW

Ngozi Harris

Executive Director | Boston

Shawn Brown

Shawn provides leadership and management for the agency’s new Boston location, which is the first installation of the BAM program outside of the city of Chicago.

Executive Director | Boston

Shawn Brown

Shawn provides leadership and management for the agency’s new Boston location, which is the first installation of the BAM program outside of the city of Chicago.

Director of Program Administration | WOW

Shykira Richards

Director of Program Administration | WOW

Shykira Richards

Director Career Readiness & Postsecondary Success

Will Irvin

Director Career Readiness & Postsecondary Success

Will Irvin

Development Director | Washington, DC

Angela M. Jones

Development Director | Washington, DC

Angela M. Jones

Director | BAM Training Academy

Anthony DiVittorio

Director | BAM Training Academy

Anthony DiVittorio

Senior Regional Manager | BAM

Anthony Hightower

Senior Regional Manager | BAM

Anthony Hightower

Director of Finance

Anthony Robertson

Director of Finance

Anthony Robertson

Executive Director | Washington, DC

B. J. Paige

Executive Director | Washington, DC

B. J. Paige

Director of Information Technology

Brian Thomas, Jr.

Director of Information Technology

Brian Thomas, Jr.

Senior Regional Manager | BAM

Carlos Smith

Senior Regional Manager | BAM

Carlos Smith

Director of Human Resources

Cheryl Baker

Director of Human Resources

Cheryl Baker

Senior Parent and Family Engagement Manager

Della Ezell

Senior Parent and Family Engagement Manager

Della Ezell

Director of Human Resources

Jay Presser

Director of Human Resources

Jay Presser

Director of District Partnerships | Evolve

Jewan Garner

Director of District Partnerships | Evolve

Jewan Garner

Senior Manager of Arts and Impact

Katie Svaicer

Senior Manager of Arts and Impact

Katie Svaicer

Senior Manager Research and Evaluation

Laurel B. Crown

Senior Manager Research and Evaluation

Laurel B. Crown

Director of Talent Management

Liz Williams-Clark

Director of Talent Management

Liz Williams-Clark

Development Director | Los Angeles

Marsha M Miles

Development Director | Los Angeles

Marsha M Miles

Director of New Site Development

Michael Bergstrom

Director of New Site Development

Michael Bergstrom

Director of Individual Giving

Rich Coplan

Director of Individual Giving

Rich Coplan

Senior Regional Manager | BAM

Roberto Ceballos

Senior Regional Manager | BAM

Roberto Ceballos

Development Director | Dallas

Sonja Campbell Currie

Development Director | Dallas

Sonja Campbell Currie

Director, Government Funding & Partnerships

Theresa Guarino Lipo

Director, Government Funding & Partnerships

Theresa Guarino Lipo

Director of Grants and Financial Reporting

Veronica Kelly

Director of Grants and Financial Reporting

Veronica Kelly

Director, Research and Evaluation

Wendy B. Fine

Director, Research and Evaluation

Wendy B. Fine

Development Director | Kansas City

William Dowdell

Development Director | Kansas City

William Dowdell