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Our Leadership team has decades of experience, both in the nonprofit arena and corporate world. Combined, these professionals work tirelessly to fulfill our mission to help young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 

Leadership Team

Karen Tan, LCSW

President & CEO

Cherri Rowe

Chief Program Officer

Debra Taylor

Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer

Deron Bethea

Director of athletics

edward Blackwell

Director of engagement

Renaldo Cordova

Sr. VP of Operations &
Child Safety

Jimmy Duffie

Sr. Director of IT

Michael Gonzales

VP of Development

Amanda shields

VP of People & CULTURE (HR)

James Lee

VP of club operations

Mark Shackelford

VP of finance

Anitra HUnt


Shayla Johnson

Director of Club operations

Jamall Houston

Director of Club operations

Latonja Davis

Director of Club operations

Anthony Valente

Director of development

Dwaylon Whitmore

Director of Teen Services