A network that young people can count on

Our Board of Trustees

Passionate about our mission and experts in their fields, our Board of Trustees helps ensure the health
and impact of our organization.

Board of Trustees

Jamaal Thomas | Chair

Associate Director of Yale's Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility

Lloyd Doaman | Treasurer

Executive Director, Carver Community Development Corporation

Ellen Fried | Secretary

Legal Consultant

Alexander Paddington

Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Ann B. Siegel

Former Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Juvenile Justice

Christine Pahigian

Executive Director, Youth Justice Network

Jarrell E. Daniels

Project Director & Community Management Liaison, Center for Justice at Columbia University

Mark B. Rubin

Geller Advisors LLC, Former Board Chairman (2013-2019)

Neil Callahan

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Pilot Growth Equity

S. Rebecca Neusteter, Ph.D.

Executive Director, University of Chicago Health Lab

Nneka Ukpai

Chief Investment Officer, Pop Venture

Scott Simon

Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance, Vontier Corporation

Co-Founders and Directors Emeritae

Norma Green

Barbara O. Grodd

(1926 – 2018)

Director Emeritus

Hwan-yoon Chung

Our Staff

Youth Justice Network has a profoundly dedicated staff who share a commitment to break cycles of
incarceration and build an equitable justice system.

Anthony DeJesus

Arts and Recreation Director

Bernard Shepherd

Program Director, Family Matters

Christian Alfonso

Mitigation Specialist

Christine Pahigian

Executive Director

Christopher Rodriguez

Director, Advocacy and Support Services, Bronx

Corey Baron

Education Advocate

Deja Johnson

Youth Advocate

Detra C. Royal

Director of Human Resources

Douglas Brandt

Senior Job Developer

Felicia Mosley Smith

Associate Executive Director

Francesca Camileri

Mitigation Specialist

Jack Powers

Director, Shifting Gears

Jasmin Luciano-King

Director, Advocacy and Support Services, Manhattan

Jermaine Ferguson

Senior Youth Mentor

Jillian Schweizer

Director of Data and Evaluation

Jisselle Gonzalez

Parent Advocate

John Gordon

Deputy Executive Director

Jonathan Weinstein

Grants Administrator

Justin Kwong

Data & Security Support Associate

Katherine Neri

Youth Advocate

Kandi Johnson

Director, Advocacy and Support Services, Brooklyn and Queens

Kani Toure

Database Support Associate

Kevin Green

Director of Career Services

Kiana Marsan

Communications and Development Associate

Kimberly Hall

Job Developer

Lamont Moran

Youth Advocate

Laurie Parise

Director, Law Library

Lesley Achitoff

Art Therapist

Libby Brett

Law Library Associate

Marc Washington

Senior Director of Programs and Community Partnerships

Messiah Ferguson

Youth Advocate

Messiah Ramkissoon

Associate Executive Director

Michael Lauture

Senior Youth Mentor

Milaysha Reid

Peer Tutor & Arches Mentor

Miracle Smith

Youth Advocate

Oksana Francis

Senior Youth Advocate

Omar Branch

Senior Case Manager

Patrick Edge

Policy and Planning Associate

Rachel Cece

Database Support Associate

Robert De Jesus

Program Director, Friends to Fathers

Robert James

Senior Director, Transitional Service

Saher Al Khamash

Mitigation Specialist

Salik Karim

Case Manager, Friends to Fathers

Salvatore Pepe

Director, Finance & Administration

Sophie Mindes

Grants Manager & Senior Writer

Tahirah Wornum

Finance and Administration Coordinator

Tasneem Yoosufali

Director, Miller Center for Special Mitigation

Teresa Morales

Accounting Manager

Theodore Gee

Case Manager, Friends to Fathers

Tina Lee

Director, Center for Education

Tomás Guardia

Mitigation Specialist

Tyreek Gaston

Arches Mentor

Venus Core

Senior Director, Advocacy and Support Services, City-wide

Vidal Cintron

Office Manager

Vincent Deas

Arches Mentor

Our door is always open

Get in contact with any of our staff members, or take a look at available opportunities to join our team.

Our Community Partners

We're grateful to partner with a powerful network of community organizations who support the
healing, wellbeing, and dreams of our participants.

Our Funders

We are grateful for the support and partnership of our funders.

We are also grateful for the support and ongoing partnership of our government funders:

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)
NYC Department of Probation
Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ)
Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Join Our Fight

Stand in solidarity with our mission to break cycles of inequality and fight systemic racism by giving young people the opportunities they have been denied. Join our community, and together we can make a difference.